My name is Larry Stendebach and I am a numismatist, technologist, gamer and geek.
My primary areas of expertise are in United States coinage and computer hardware…so I am a geek on at least two fronts. With over 20 years collecting and studying coins I have developed a deep passion for all topics related to numismatics, and with my background in computer technology, I take a modernist view on the hobby and what makes a great collection. Expect to see my numismatic pickups and musings on this site, as well as some amazing coin images. My work with the coin community has also earned me a moderator position at Reddit Coins – so please come over to Reddit and join the discussion.
What will also be documented here are my adventures in the world of technology. This will include hardware reviews, tips and DIY projects as well as my weekly appearances as ‘The Tech Guru’ on The Big 550 AM KTRS here in Saint Louis, Missouri.
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1890 Seated Quarter in PCGS PR67 DCAM
4 graded PF-67 DCAM, 2 higher at PCGS.
Devastating visual impact comes to full fruition with the amazing near-white-on-black contrast offered by the pristine surface. Like a hologram, a faint image of cartwheel luster flutters through the fields with ghostly presence only because the proof quality is so strong that the reflectivity seems practically infinite, even upon close inspection. One can readily surmise that these must have been fresh dies, and the presence of some undercurrent brilliance within the lowest crevices of the portrait (e.g. along the top of the thigh) provides evidence of extensive repolishing of at least the obverse die. All superior ultra-cameo proof quarters are rare for the Seated Liberty series, and the exuberant quality here means the connoisseur need never seek an upgrade for his type set.