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    From Wikipedia: "Patina is a coating of various chemical compounds such as oxides or carbonates formed on the surface of metal during exposure to weathering." The silver dimes in my Roosevelt dime collection grew wonderful patinas from the cheap book they were being kept in for 20 years. Whereas patina used to be a numismatic curse, now it is an attribute widely sought. Anyone can find a brilliant uncirculated or proof version of a common coin; to have one with beautiful patina--now that's unique.

    *Megumi*, the-father, goorn23, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. blende 73 months ago | reply

      Very interesting ... does the same go for people??? :-)

    2. seto_supraenergy 73 months ago | reply

      nice angle and composition

    3. Zé Eduardo... 73 months ago | reply

      Great Image !!!!!!

    4. hobit&gollum 73 months ago | reply

      awesome shot !!!!
      i love how you can see the word "liberty", and the wearing on the edge of the dime :-))

    5. z______z 73 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image. Fascinating macro.

    6. ♥ Hazed ♥ 73 months ago | reply

      great macro :)

    7. Spiro Anassis 73 months ago | reply

      Awesome photo.

    8. Mary Trebilco 73 months ago | reply

      Excellent in so many ways!!

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    9. crowt59 73 months ago | reply

      I'm glad that's not actual size, lol
      Really cool macro.

    10. peggyhr 73 months ago | reply

      Wonderful DoF!

      Congrats on explore and thanks for your visits!

    11. ♥ Spice (^_^) 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ! ★ PRIORITIES ★, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      interesting subject

    12. kovacsi 73 months ago | reply

      I like patina. Very nostalgic.

    13. Sati Kobashi [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      Awesome use of selective focus!

    14. kstoon 73 months ago | reply

      great macro! amazing how tastes change over the years. (i wonder if all those people that have cleaned their coins over the years are kicking themselves ;-)

    15. Pepix2007 73 months ago | reply

      Excellent pátina!!!

    16. .debbie T 73 months ago | reply

      This is an incredible macro!

      I am an admin for the group PhotoSharePodcast. Your photo would be a great addition to our photo pool.

    17. Elliequent 72 months ago | reply

      This photo is its own metaphor. Seriously, if I were still in college, I'd be tempted to write a paper based on it.

      Your macro work is what inspires me to give myself similar "assignments". So awesome.

    18. Scott Hensley 70 months ago | reply

      Great shot. We used it to illustrate a post on our blog. Thanks. We gave credit to you and provided a link back to this page. If you're interested, you can see our post here:

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