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Offline brokencompass

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Coin Microscopes
« on: August 03, 2012, 02:19:04 AM »
Do any of you use coin Microscopes? Know any cool Microscopes in the market? Post Pictures, Reviews, thoughts about them here ...
My goal for 2017 is to finish finish my British India copper collection (1/4 anna, 1/2 Pice and 1/12 anna) by year and Mintmark. Any help with missing coins in BU grades is highly appreciated.
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Re: Coin Microscopes
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 04:32:55 AM »
I have used them in the past and these days there are many USB plug microscopes available at very reasonable prices.

The problem is to get one that starts at a very low magnification. In general more than 10X is overkill for coins.

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Re: Coin Microscopes
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 04:38:00 AM »
Vishal, you can refer to this thread too for some ideas ...http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12758.msg86641.html#msg86641

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Re: Coin Microscopes
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 05:31:29 AM »
Thanks Abhay! How is your Microscope with coins? Can you post some pictures? :)
My goal for 2017 is to finish finish my British India copper collection (1/4 anna, 1/2 Pice and 1/12 anna) by year and Mintmark. Any help with missing coins in BU grades is highly appreciated.
https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/MySets_Listing.aspx?PeopleSetID=130880

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Re: Coin Microscopes
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 05:16:29 AM »
The Microscope is good with coins. It has LED Illumination. In the beginning, you need some experience for focussing, but once you get used to it, it is quite simple.

I just checked my Documents folder. The supplied software makes a folder in My Documents, to store all the images taken through the microscope. The size of the images saved is 1600 X 1200 Pixels. Size of each image is about 1.02 MB. The image is saved in JPG format.

Some of the images, after compressing and reducing so as to bring them under 65KB, are shown here. n the last two images, (38 and 40), you can see the difference in the leaves of a William IIII Rupee coin (Bud Leaves and Two Leaves variety).

You can also refer this thread, where I used some images of the Heavy Rupee coin, showing the side edges:
 http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,5222.0.html

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Re: Coin Microscopes
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 06:23:18 PM »
Thanks for putting the pictures up. It's very helpful to understand the quality better.
My goal for 2017 is to finish finish my British India copper collection (1/4 anna, 1/2 Pice and 1/12 anna) by year and Mintmark. Any help with missing coins in BU grades is highly appreciated.
https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/MySets_Listing.aspx?PeopleSetID=130880