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Elizabeth Halfpenny, good or wrong?

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What’s your thoughts of these seller pictures, shadow or thick? When looking at both sides, it appears the shadow/thickness continues around the entire coin?

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My vote is thick

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1 hour ago, Paulus said:

My vote is thick

Yes, I’m thinking to cast such a sharp shadow (if it is) that the lighting would have to be really bright, and it doesn’t look to be, when taking the exposure of the coin’s surfaces into account?

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The shadow sharpness is a function of the distance from the light source and the angular size of the light source.

A very small  light source will cast as sharp a shadow as bright sunlight.....it doesn't have to be bright at all....

 

That shadow is the shape I expect, and the fact that it is the same when the coin is either way up shows me the coin isn't bent either....

The shadow's thickness would only be a concern if this coin is usually thin.

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1 hour ago, blakeyboy said:

The shadow sharpness is a function of the distance from the light source and the angular size of the light source.

A very small  light source will cast as sharp a shadow as bright sunlight.....it doesn't have to be bright at all....

 

That shadow is the shape I expect, and the fact that it is the same when the coin is either way up shows me the coin isn't bent either....

The shadow's thickness would only be a concern if this coin is usually thin.

My example of this type - mintmark key, is very thin, if this helps at all.

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3 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

The shadow sharpness is a function of the distance from the light source and the angular size of the light source.

A very small  light source will cast as sharp a shadow as bright sunlight.....it doesn't have to be bright at all....

 

That shadow is the shape I expect, and the fact that it is the same when the coin is either way up shows me the coin isn't bent either....

The shadow's thickness would only be a concern if this coin is usually thin.

Yes, these coins are usually paper thin. A thick coin would not be good.

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I don’t think we can actually tell from the photos- just that the coin is not lying absolutely flat. The shadow does seem variable. Otherwise the coin does not look cast- and don’t forget how tiny these coins are, the detail is considerably magnified.

Jerry

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I ended up in balance of all things thinking this was wrong and left well alone. There was a time I would’ve bought it, simply to find out…but not any more.

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