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Numismatic Photography
Variety Slabbing Service also offers professional coin photography for all types of coins. High quality photographs of your collection are important for
  • Enjoying collection while it is stored in a secure location
  • Documenting your collection for insurance purposes
  • Online sales venues
  • Including in online registry sets at PCGS and NGC
  • Sharing with other collectors
My philosophy when photographing coins is to capture the most realistic pictures as possible. I do not believe in setting up a photograph to hide imperfections or to make the coin look extraordinarily glamorous. If using photos for insurance or sales purposes, the last thing you want is a picture that doesn't represent your coin as precisely as possible.
The Digital-only service includes digital pictures of each side of each coin and a composite picture of both sides. Images optimized for display on the web will be e-mailed to you. In addition, you will receive a CD containing the web-ready images as well as larger images.
The Regular service also includes an 8x10 inch print of each of your coins, which will be mailed under separate cover.
Microphotographs can be added to either service when you wish to show a particular area of the coin enlarged. This is recommended for Morgan and Peace dollars attributed by VAM number, as well as other coins for which you'd like to show the die variety up close.
For special photography requirements that fall outside the scope of the services offered, I will offer Custom service to suit your needs.
If you have a particularly valuable collection you want photographed and do not wish to ship it to me, I can make arrangements to travel to your location. Feel free to contact me if this interests you.
Finally, I invite you to view my photo gallery for a sample of coins I have photographed.
Show Schedule: I will be set up for onsite photography at shows in the Chicago area from time to time, as well as a few of the national shows. I am currently scheduled for the following shows:
  • April 27-28, 2017: Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Convention, Schaumburg, IL
  • August 3-5, 2017: ANA World's Fair of Money, Denver, CO
The fee for Digital-only service is $10 per coin. The fee for the Regular service is $12.50 per coin. Microphotographs are $2 per coin, although this fee is waived if the coin is additionally submitted for a VAMSlab or VAMSeal. Prices for Custom are based on a quote given your requirements. Return shipping and insurance is added to each order. Click for a submission form.