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Anyone own one of these newfangled coin microscopes? They seem to be all over Amazon, Temu. and more

GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

They actually call them coin microscopes.

It looks interesting, maybe the next step from the old Dino microscopes.

The price is certainly reasonable.

Haven't seen and couldn't find any posts on the forum.

Pardon me if I'm repeating a former thread on this product.




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  • HiBuckyHiBucky Posts: 582 ✭✭✭

    only issue i have is you can't see the whole coin..... I guess i could get fancy but bottom line you can't get the whole picture of the coin.. It does fit well with y other items......JIm

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,142 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can make or buy an extender tube to be able to view the entire coin.

    The thing you need to check is the real resolution - a lot of the cheap ones advertise high pixel counts that they get by interpolation from the sensor.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • MICHAELDIXONMICHAELDIXON Posts: 6,401 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 29, 2024 9:34PM

    I own one and it works ok. It isn't as powerful as the DinoLite digital microscope camera I bought 15 years ago, but it is handy.

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  • 1946Hamm1946Hamm Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't waste your money. You can do anything with a cheap scanner like the Epson V200 that my coin scope can do and get better images.

    Have a good day, Gary
  • CoffeeTimeCoffeeTime Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    I have one. It’s ok to look at condition or a mint mark as my wife hates using the loupe. but the camera sucks for images.

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,681 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2, 2024 4:11AM

    @BStrauss3 said:
    You can make or buy an extender tube to be able to view the entire coin.

    The thing you need to check is the real resolution - a lot of the cheap ones advertise high pixel counts that they get by interpolation from the sensor.

    I have one with the extension-The biggest coin that I can get a full view of is a quarter. I use the dino-lite for bigger coins. Mine is called a "Tomlov". These are marketed under a bunch of diferent names. You can get really good sharp clear photos of small areas on the coins. I love it and use it all the time for eBay sales.





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    For comparision a 3 cent silver (1851-1873) is 14mm wide . the Guatemala 1/2 real shown above is only 11mm wide. A clos-up of the date is shown.

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  • VasantiVasanti Posts: 448 ✭✭✭✭

    I use one of the Tomlovs for cleaning crusty Roman bronzes. It is a game changer for that. It’s saved my eyes, my neck and my back and it’s allowed me to keep having fun at one of my hobbies as I get older.

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,142 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Check the diameter of the extension pipe - you can buy it in lengths up to 4 feet...

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")

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