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 Posted 01/12/2019  03:27 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add matt242 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I hate when I'm at a place looking at coins and I'm unsure if I own a particular coin or not. If it's a great deal I'll buy it regardless but if I'm only trying to finish a set (which I have many unfinished) I want only specific coins.

So my question is, is there an app for coin collecting that saves your personal collection? I'm sure it would be one where you would have to manually put them in but that would be fine. I've looked and all I can find are apps for looking up prices.

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 Posted 01/12/2019  03:30 am  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I moved your post to the appropriate section for the proper attention.

Mine is simple, so I just use a spreadsheet program. Other members should be along with suggestions of dedicated software.
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 Posted 01/12/2019  04:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add matt242 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, didn't know where to post it.
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 Posted 01/12/2019  04:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add owatchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know of an app, but I use Numista to catalog all my coins. When I'm at a shop or a show I have my phone's browser set to Numista and look up if I have it or not. Another tab is open to NGC's world coin price guide. And I also have a notes app that I put prices in for a few series of coins that I am going for. I like not having to carry a lot of books and pieces of paper around when I'm shopping. It keeps me focused on the coins. The main drawback is it depends on having signal.
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 Posted 01/12/2019  06:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kurtles to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I second using Numista. It has US and world coins and its easy to work with.
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 Posted 01/12/2019  11:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've been using Google Sheets. Edit only on my desktop/laptop where the screen is big enough and I have a full keyboard; reasonably viewable on my phone while I'm at a show or a shop.
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 Posted 01/13/2019  12:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spreadsheets have served me well for more than three decades. Being able to view them on a smart phone for the last ten has been really convenient. Before that I would take a printout of the want list with me.
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 Posted 01/14/2019  4:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add matt242 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys. Surprising there isn't an app but it wouldn't be much different than a spreadsheet I suppose. Maybe I can submit an idea to one of those app idea places
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wouldn't be much different than a spreadsheet I suppose.
The good thing is that you will be able to make the spreadsheet you own. You can decide to include (or not include) whatever information you want and present it however looks best to you.


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Maybe I can submit an idea to one of those app idea places
Could not hurt.

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 Posted 01/15/2019  3:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vonigohcr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I keep my inventory on a spreadsheet but I extract a copy of my "want list" to Evernote. With that and cloud sync, I can get it on any device (phone, tablet) that I have with me. It is still a manual system.

I haven't seen any collecting software that has a decent inventory function, a decent "want list" function and a cloud sync so you can use it at home or on your phone. The unicorn app would also include trends updates and other countries... US, Canada, UK, France, Australia etc.

Good luck in finding an app developer.
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