H.K. Fears, amateur numismatist

Here I am working on my web site.  You would be surprised how many typos and errors one can find!


Of course, I spend time studying the coins.  Always looking for that next new die variety!


The Images

Newer images of the coins were generated with a Microtek 4850 scanner.


These images are scanned in at three resolutions. They are:

·  300 dpi,

·  600 dpi, and

·  1200 dpi.


Banknotes are a different story.  I’m still working on a standard.

As you can tell, I really concentrate on my coins as oppose to the banknotes. My previous scanner was an UMAX ASTRA 1220U with a 1200x600 resolution.  However, I recently purchased a much nicer Microtek Scanmaker 4850 with 4800x2400 resolution.  My new $120 scanner produces clearer and truer to color images.  For my coins, I start with a 1200 dpi image and generate both a 600 dpi and 300 dpi images via PaintShop Pro.  I want all my images to be the same resolution for comparison purposes.  Unfortunately, for banknotes, I haven't been that consistent.


The vast majority of the older images of the coins were generated with an UMAX ASTRA 1220U scanner.

An Intel Plug-n-Play QX3 microscope generated the images of individual letters or extreme close up shots. The microscope setting was at 60 magnification.


I use the repunched letter icon:

  to denote this.

A few images were generated with a Fuji Fine Pix 2800 Zoom digital camera.


The Coin Cabinet

I try to store my nicer coins and medals in Air-Tite holders.

A tray of three shillings silver tokens and penny tokens.

One shilling and two pence worth of Jersey pennies.

Here we have one and a half shillings worth of Jersey pennies.

Varieties and points of interests are identified by the camera icon .

This icon denotes multiple examples with images are available for comparison purposes.

Striations on the early Jersey coins are marked with this icon .

Coins with Royal Mint documents are identified with the Royal Mint logo .

Coins with The Times newspaper articles are identified with the newspaper icon .

Coins, which form part of a special set, use this icon .

Extremely rare and important pieces are marked with an exclamation point icon .

All mintage figures unless otherwise stated are in the hundreds of thousands. For example, 120.000 is one hundred twenty thousand and 1200.000 is one million two hundred thousand.

The unit of measurement for a coin's diameter is in millimeters.

The J# is reference to the McCammon, A.L.T., Currencies of the Anglo Norman Isles numbering system.

The KM# is reference to the identification system used in Standard Catalog of World Coins by Chester L. Krause, Clifford Mishler, and Colin R. Bruce (Editor).

The coins (at least over 95%) are from my own collection, and for security purposes are stored in the bank.

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