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magnifying lamp
Posted by: klever
Date: February 04, 2018 01:24AM
Looking for recommendations for a good magnifying lamp. Coins are getting a little tougher reading the dates. I have used some hand loupes and really do not like. Appreciate any responses.

Thanks in advance

Re: magnifying lamp
Posted by: TomNH
Date: February 04, 2018 07:07PM
None in mind BUT if you can find a real glass one its worth the extra $$$. I use a glass hand lens
from the 50's & its still like new. Any plastic would have been junk years age.......
good luck es HH


Re: magnifying lamp
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: February 05, 2018 09:51AM
The absolute best (overkill) solution for this imo is a 5MP Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope Pro- runs about $85 delivered, but is waaaay more magnification than youll ever need. You are tethered to a computer tho if that's a problem.

(( be sure to supersize the pic to get an idea of the resolution capability. ))

For field use, I still have my old school oversized 10x handlens around my neck. Remember the proper use of a handlens/loupe: place the handlens at your eye and then move the object closer until you can read the date.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2018 09:53AM by Champ Ferguson.

Re: magnifying lamp
Posted by: sasquache
Date: February 07, 2018 05:14AM
I use a soldiering magnify lense with light from harbor freight cheep put right on my bench and work's great!

Re: magnifying lamp
Posted by: klever
Date: February 07, 2018 03:45PM
Thanks everyone for the ideas. Think I will look at the harbor freight one first and if that does not do the trick I will go for the Mega power (:

Re: magnifying lamp
Posted by: kschae4
Date: February 07, 2018 05:51PM
I keep a jewelers loop in the car and a plastic magnifying glass near the laptop. Surprisingly good clarity, bought from Walmart some years ago.

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