@John1 I am using the Samsung Note 10 with an app called Microscope and Magnifier. I can't getva decent zoom while still in focus when using the phones camera alone, the app helps keep focus while being able to zoom up to roughly x10. And yes sometimes I have to mess with the lighting a little in order to remain focus while still zoomed in. Once I get the extra money I've been looking into a scope for coins specifically. Just not sure what are good brands while remaining affordable. Sorry about my ignorance as I'm am learning. Just a novice here but I am trying to learn even if its slowly. Seems once I learn on thing and feel comfortable about my knowledge then a screwball seems to get tossed into the mix just to make me realize that I still don't know jack about coins and how to read them.