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 Posted 05/27/2020  09:57 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Larry Gosnell to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Coin Collecting Software recommendation for hobby level at a reasonable price? I've tried the free OpenNumismat software and it's ok but would like something better.

Appreciate it
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 Posted 05/27/2020  10:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use CoinManage.

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 Posted 05/27/2020  10:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For those of you that use coin management databases, what do you store? Just the key dates or do you store all the coins. For example if you have the Mercury dimes, do you just track the 16D and 1921 and 1921 D or all the coins?
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 Posted 05/27/2020  10:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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For those of you that use coin management databases, what do you store? Just the key dates or do you store all the coins. For example if you have the Mercury dimes, do you just track the 16D and 1921 and 1921 D or all the coins?



You're not storing, you're entering data.

Why would you buy a coin database to just enter key dates?
You can do that with paper and pencil.

What do you mean track? You are entering your entire inventory. The denominations, numbers of each coin the dates, conditions and prices.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  10:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ham1947 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use US Coin SaintSoft LLC. Very good for Apple. I think it can be used for both Mac and PC. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/us-coin/id649601359
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 Posted 05/27/2020  11:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Use a spreadsheet (I use Excel). Most people have one.
Then you can have your inventory include whatever info you want.
And you can add/delete/modify the contents whenever you want.
You can even include links to any images you made of the coins.

And since it's highly likely that you already have the software, it's free.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  11:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ USSID18...Can you also list/record mint sets into the CoinManage program or do you need to list coins individually ?
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@ USSID18...Can you also list/record mint sets into the CoinManage program or do you need to list coins individually ?


You can customize your entries and create your own listings; ie; mint sets, proof sets, commemoratives etc...
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 Posted 05/27/2020  11:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Larry Gosnell to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess $40.00 is about the going price for CoinManage 2020 and somehow it updates price guide twice a year. Sounds pretty neat and affordable.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Use a spreadsheet (I use Excel). Most people have one.
Agreed.

I have been using a spreadsheet since the late 1980s. Mine started on a Commodore 64. It works in Windows and Linux now.

By the way, if you cannot afford Excel/Office365/Microsoft365 you can get LibreOffice for free.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use Excel... This is how I set up the columns...

Year Coin - Mint - Coin Desc - Finish - Denomination - Condition - Metal - Purchase Date - Purchased From - Cost - Cert Company - Serial #

So a sample would look like this (not a real entry)

1989 - W - American Eagle - Proof - $1 - PF70 - MS - 100% Silver - 5/10/89 - John Doe Coins - $60 - NGC - 1234567.900

This has worked well for me...
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 Posted 05/27/2020  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This has worked well for me...


I really believe all should consider giving the spreadsheet solution a try before spending money on anything else.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep I have been using it from day one almost and I DO NOT know how to use it all trial and error mostly error. But it does work good.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Larry Gosnell to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't want to have to figure out how to create an excel spreadsheet from scratch when I've never used the excel program much and unexperienced with it. I would rather have a plug and play type format ready to go, enter data with pictures with built-in supporting database on all usa coins.
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 Posted 05/27/2020  10:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and Thank You Larry for bring up this topic
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 Posted 05/28/2020  12:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I don't want to have to figure out how to create an excel spreadsheet from scratch when I've never used the excel program much and unexperienced with it
That is understandable. I tend to overestimate the general public's exposure to spreadsheet software.
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