I'm Lance Keigwin. I started collecting as most do, after receiving a coin from a relative. When my father's mother died in the late 1950's he shared some of her coins with his children. The one I remember most fondly was a silver 3-cent coin.

First minted in 1851, some say these were made for the convenience of making change and buying 3c postage stamps. Today collectors call them "trimes" but in its day these small, thin, easily lost or bent pieces were disparagingly called "fish scales". I was fascinated by it. I had no idea they existed and there I was holding one, and it was a hundred years old! I saved that coin for many years and was heartbroken when a burglar stole it, along with the rest of my childhood collection, in 1981.


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Today I actively collect large and small cents (the latter, a lifelong pursuit) and bust half dollars. My early Lincolns and Indian Head cents are ranked high in PCGS's registry sets, as is my Capped Bust Half variety set. But I am still drawn to raw coins and enjoy collecting copper in Dansco albums.

I am an active participant on a few online forums, including PCGS's Collectors Universe and NGC's Collectors Society, and am a lifetime member of the ANA. I also belong to the Bust Half Nut Club, the John Reich Collector's Society, and the Fly-In Club. Like many collectors I have a passion for the history behind our coins and I spend countless hours studying it and researching varieties. I also get a lot of enjoyment from helping other collectors and, I hope, sparking interest in future ones.

Our macro photography business was founded on more than 25 years of experience with customer satisfaction. Our goal is simple: to provide the finest quality images available anywhere, at any price. We are proud to say we offer speedy, efficient service and have numerous safeguards for protecting coins in our studio, including security systems and insurance. And our rates are unbeatable.

Our photography equipment is state of the art, employing a digital SLR with a very high resolution CMOS sensor (24MP). We have numerous specialized macro lenses as long as 200mm, along with photographic "objectives" for special applications requiring extreme close detail. Or course a proper copy stand and a wide variety of lighting are also employed, along with accessories important to quality and efficiency. Photo post-processing is done on an Apple iMac 27" with Retina display using Apple's Aperture 3 photo editing software.


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We shoot images for several large dealers and many private collectors. Our coin images have been used for large, nationwide auctions as well as for printed publications and catalogs. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information, references, or additional examples of our work.

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Lance.

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