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Yigit Altay was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1988. He has started to make Turkish Republic Coins Collection in February 2004 and has got the ancient coins collector license from Turkish Republic Ankara Independence War and Republic Museum. With this license, he became the youngest ancient coin collector who holds this license in Turkey...

Focus Stacking in Numismatic Photography
Focus stacking is an absolutely great technique to achive good focus on coins, especially with the high relief coins or coins with a distorted shape or uneven surface. It only requires multiple images at different focus points. Then in photoshop they are merged into a single image where each image contributes to the final image with their focused areas.
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Since 1945, the Davidmus Collection, which is based on the private collection of a prominent lawyer C. L. David, contains great pieces of Islamic art and coins from Ilkhan period.
Hopefully altaycoins.com will serve as a general reference for all the fellow Ilkhan coin collectors and researchers. In contrast to common belief, I believe that information should be free and accesible for anyone who needs it.
It is hard to read Ilkhan coins. It might be complicated to understand where the mint, date and khan names written on coins, it is specially hard in the beginning... This website, which we are working on for the last few months, is growing with the help of excellent collectors around the world. Although it is not complete yet, I belive this version would readily serve as a good reference for Ilkhans.
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