These would be perfect for my Stereo microscope, but I just can't get that excited about coins made pre 1950, in fact most of my main interest besides the Two Cent
die varieties I am working on are Colonial and Pre-Federal era coinage. Maybe one day I'll grab all of the Wexler books on DDOs & DDRs and go to work on them, with the stereo scope it's not such a reach.
My2cent do you have a Stereo Microscope yet? If not you really need to get one, it makes it so easy on your eyes looking at/for these micro tiny pick up points.
I have an old Lomo (Ukrainian) Stereoscope Sold in the UK under the Zenith brand. I don't recommend it as parts are expensive and it's really heavy, but the Bausch & Lomb or AmScope
are all good values, if you have the money, Olympus and Leica are the top brands to have. If cost is the issue, then you can Google this one, they sell for under $200 and are pretty good quality: " AmScope
SE306R-AZ" They don't have a camera port though, that will get you into much more expensive territory, due to a much more complex prism head unit being required to accommodate an extra light port. I only ended up with the scope I have because I sold them and mine was a floor demo that I got a steal of a deal on, in other words too good to pass up.
If I could do it again, I would look to a table mounted stereo scope head unit on an articulated arm so I could keep it always on my desk and have it take up no room at all.
Though I am NOT a fan of the ring light for use on my coins, color temp. is way off, I need to sell my ring light, as I never use it. I just use an Ikea Janjo LED lamp on a gooseneck arm that was $10.00.
"Buy the Book Before You Buy the Coin" - Aaron R. Feldman - "And read it" - Me 2013! ANA
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