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 Posted 06/24/2019  2:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CozyCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I started getting interested into all this coin stuff a few weeks ago. I recently got two boxes of $25 pennies, one from two different branches of the same bank company. Very interesting how many errors and stuff are out there that I didn't know about. I didn't know that there's many more valuable coins outside of the famous ones such as the 1943 copper Wheat penny.

I want to buy some basic and necessary tools for looking at coins. I saw one video saying that 10x magnification or however you call it is the best because more than that could be actually make it less accurate of what something actually is. I also want to buy a microscope (maybe a USB one because I do want to put it on the computer. If anybody has a better recommendation please let me know. Maybe I could use a non-USB one and take a picture of the coins.), a scale, a glove(s). I don't want to spend a lot. I just want to get something that's at least solid. I'll look around the forums later when I have the time and maybe post in one of the ones that might be more appropriate for tools. Any help would be appreciated!
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 Posted 06/24/2019  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We look forward to your participation.

Gloves make the sorting process hazardous as many coins may be dropped and damaged.

Just hold your coins by the edges only.
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 Posted 06/24/2019  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CozyCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the tip!
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Magnifier is inexpensive, you can get a basic combo one with a 10x and 20x for a few bucks. A scale with different weight selections would be good, one that give .01 gram is good, and you can buy it for like $10.

Cheap USB microscope with a stand can be have for $25-50, and you would need some 2x2 coin starter pack for a few dollars also.

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