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Is CoinSnap any good?

wherriawherria Posts: 11
edited January 16, 2024 10:22AM in Q & A Forum

I just graded a coin with CoinSnap, but it is a 1982 Bronze penny (weighs 3.1g), and CoinSnap only gave me the option of describing it as copper-plated zinc. Are there other apps that would allow a broader range of options?

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 788 ✭✭✭✭

    Grading goes by the wear and appearance of the coin. It doesn’t matter what the composition is,
    it would be the same for either one.

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,513 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No, CoinSnap is a very bad way of identifying coins and is often wrong.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,507 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I tried it a while back. The only thing I liked was that it gave a side-by side view of the coin I was trying to get questions about. As a grading app, it got the coin type correct 1 out of 3 times. I quickly uninstalled it. It was A WASTE OF MY TIME.

    USN & USAF retired 1971-1993
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