Monday, October 05, 2009

2008 Canada Quarter in the Black

Do you have any Canadian quarter and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Few finds of interest and little time to post has slowed down my posting. This find was made in September and I used the scanner to grab an image.

While the coin itself is not particularly special the background is why I wanted to post. Taking this art class the professor made sure we bought a specific type of black construction paper.

The point was made that not all black construction paper is made equal. In the above scans you see a bit two black construction paper backgrounds. The slightly faded purplish piece is from a kid's pack. The nice dark true black is from a professional and expensive art store.

How does this relate to coins?

Let me bring this full circle. When using a camera or a scanner black backgrounds are the best. They bring out the luster of a coin with no reflections. The white flash that silver coins tends to have is very muted. Gold coins look especially great against a black background.

Now if I can only wipe all the dust of the scanner it would be great.

Type/Country: 25 Cents / Canada
Year: 2008 RCM Logo
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: 94% Steel, 3.8% Copper, 2.2% Nickel
Value: $0.75 in MS-60

Looking back at my pictures you may notice I enjoy using all kinds of backgrounds, kind of like an inside joke that only I'm in on.

Do you have any Canadian coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

7 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

Could you post the brand name (or some other ID) for the better paper?

Is it because of the paper's weight/thickness? Something else like kids paper sitting exposed to sunlight in store?

For reference:
Wise geek's page on constuction paper:

Weight. Paper is described in several ways: by point sizes that measure the thickness of a single sheet in thousandths of an inch, and by basis weight, a measurement in pounds of the weight of 500 sheets of the standard size of the paper, whatever that may be. Because the size of different types of paper is not consistent, comparing basis weights is complicated. Nevertheless, this is the system chosen by most manufacturers to describe their construction paper.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) paper industry standard is considered the most consistent way to compare paper weights. The ISO measures weight in grams per square meter (gsm). With this measurement system, it is much easier to see what construction paper means:

10–35 gsm tissue paper
35–70 gsm lighter textweight
70–100 gsm medium textweight
100–120 gsm heavy textweight/light cardstock
120-150 gsm regular cardstock
150-200 gsm heavy cardstock
>200 gsm super heavy cardstock

Virtually all construction papers are described as “heavyweight” paper, and they range in basis weight from 65 to 80 lb. The 80-lb paper gives its ISO weight as 120-130 gsm, so using the above chart, we can estimate that the lower weights are around 100 gsm.

Man said...

Nice ad, still I'll answer it.

Canford by Daler Rowney
Black paper
Acid Free
30 Sheets
11.7 x 16.5 inches
150 gsm

Anonymous said...

Ad? Not sure what you mean (unless it is for the site I referenced--but it ws just a top google hit).

But thank you for posting the paper details as I have been having trouble taking good photos of my few pretty coins (using black cloth right now).

Man said...

Ad? Not sure what you mean
Sorry for assuming, but I've been hit with some guys who have been spamming my comments over the last week.

The paper is very nice works well for scanners but I've yet to test it for cameras.

David said...

I have found a few coins I know have good value and was wondering how much it costs to have one graded and slabbed by the PCGS. Any information is helpful. Thanks.

Man said...

good value and was wondering how much it costs to have one graded and slabbed by the PCGS.

You must be a member starting at $50 then a submission starts at $14, depending on type.

For more info...PCGS Services

David said...

Thanks, that helps a lot.