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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2019, 03:26:40 AM »
I would like to visit Wisconsin someday. I like cheese ;) real cheese that is.

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2019, 09:11:08 PM »
Washington Quarters were 90% Silver from 1932-1964
They have been clad coinage since 1965
1975-1976 were bicentennial coins dual dated with a different reverse

So 1932-1998 were regular issue design excluding Bicentennial.

The US State Quarter Program ran 1999-2008, 5 States per year.

After that ran the D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters Program which were 6 coins.

After that starting in 2010 is the America the Beautiful Quarter Program
which runs through 2021. 2021 is one coin for a total of 56 coin in that program.

Don't have a clue what happens after that.   Maybe State Trees or State Flowers
or maybe every citizen gets coins with their pet pictured on it...for a small fee of course.

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2019, 12:55:50 AM »
All 50 accounted for, Wife found an Alabama in New York...go figure
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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2019, 01:16:22 AM »
The Arizona quarter is one of the few non-Mexican coins to feature cacti:



See: The cactus on coins.



I've read that if the Amazon keeps burning, it will turn to desert, then eventually that desert will spread into the southern and central states of the USA. There won't be too many flowers left then, and American men will have to give their dates a bunch of cacti instead of flowers.  :'(  But that's at least 10 years away, so let's look on the bright side in the meantime.  :)

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2019, 02:03:14 AM »
2005
West Virginia
Kansas
Oregon
Minnesota
California

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2019, 02:15:40 AM »
2006
South Dakota
North Dakota
Colorado
Nebraska
Nevada

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2019, 04:00:11 AM »
<k>, first, that is a beautiful coin!  I grew up there and can tell you about the Saguaro.  Only found in two places, Arizona and down on the Rio Grand in south Texas.  They can live up to 150 years and grow over 20 feet.  I've always been a fan.
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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2019, 04:20:27 AM »
Wonderful additions (better than mine!)  Two west coasters to add...I lived in Santa Barbra for about six months just after high school working as a lifeguard and then, many years later was stationed in San Diego for three years so California.  After San Dog we ended up north in Whidbey Island Washington for another three years, so Washington State.
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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2019, 07:44:09 AM »
Prosit, I need a Nevada like that.  Nice!
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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2019, 09:51:13 AM »
Greg, I think the reason why your pics look yellow is that you use artificial indoor lighting. It tends to be yellow. You can make white licht (LED), but I don't find it satisfactory either. Nothing is as good to bring out good colour as daylight. If it is too bright, you may need to manipulate it, but that's still easier than using lamp light.

Peter
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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2019, 01:39:00 PM »
If you look around you can find 5000K light bulbs fairly easily which are daylight balance. I have them in my art corner so that the balance in color is close to daylight and doesn't skew color to yellow like incandescence or green like fluorescence bulbs.

I am talking about regular bulbs not LED. They are comparatively inexpensive and help.  The reason my images look the way they do is they are not photos, they are scans.

The coins are uncirculated which helps but they are in packaging so that causes some interference in the scans but I find it good enough.

Dale

Greg, I think the reason why your pics look yellow is that you use artificial indoor lighting. It tends to be yellow. You can make white licht (LED), but I don't find it satisfactory either. Nothing is as good to bring out good colour as daylight. If it is too bright, you may need to manipulate it, but that's still easier than using lamp light.

Peter

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2019, 05:19:31 PM »
I'll try LED, thanks.
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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2019, 07:08:49 PM »
I use natural light too. Just put it on my camera stand in the low light of early morning and snap away. Not museum quality, but just a nice image of the coin.

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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2019, 07:38:44 PM »
Art lamp!  I should have thought of that!  Harpers Ferry and she looks good :-)  Needed to repost Washington because it's one of my favorites.  Thank you all for the lighting tips, this is much better!  Almost wants to make me go back and change all my posts.  Block Island, very cool coin.  Added, El Yunque...I've spent a lot of time in Puerto Rico and never realized that was a place!  Wish I could have seen it!
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Re: US State quarters
« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2019, 02:37:48 AM »
In 2007 the US Mint drastically changed the packaging of their uncirculated mint sets.
This makes the coins much harder to scan and the packaging hinders looking at the reverse of the coins
if a collector wants to keep the packaging pristine and not creased. In fact opening it sufficiently to lay flat for a scan will actually damage it and the glue holding the parts together is weak and will often come loose.

I don't care much for packaging so it isn't a big deal for me.

2007 uncirculated mint set State Quarters
Montana
Washington
Idaho
Wyoming
Utah