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Best Magnifying Glass for Coins for 2016
Coin collecting is no easy task. It requires great talent, as well as a good eye for spotting specific details that will verify the value of a coin.
Unfortunately, most of these defining details that will help you pinpoint which coin to buy are not easily seen through the naked eye. You will need a handy tool that you can bring with you every time you are to bid for a certain coin like a magnifier.
Today, they offer a variety of magnifying glasses that come with different magnification. There are those that have 5x, 10x, 15x and 20x lenses. Others have up to 60x lenses. Here is a list of the best magnifying glass for coins for 2016.
Bausch & Lomb Hastings Triplet Magnifier
When you ask your fellow coin collectors which magnifier they use, it is likely that you will hear them recommend the Bausch & Lomb Hastings triplet magnifier.
Why? Because it effectively lets you look at the color of the field, the designer’s initial, the rim and the edges of the coin, etc.. The lens of this magnifier is made from three different lenses to magnify objects up to 14x.
It is protected by a nickel casing to prevent the lens from being scratched. Apart from using this to inspect coins, they also do work perfectly in examining diamonds.
Fancii LED Lighted Slide out Pocket Magnifier
This pocket magnifier has all the lenses placed in its slide out container. It offers 3 high-powered lenses with 15x, 30x and 60x magnification.
The excellent magnification of this product is very helpful when it comes to looking at the mint mark of the coin. It’s handy and easy to use, you simply slide out the lenses and you can start using it. Unlike most of the pocket magnifiers in the market, this doesn’t have a long handle, because this device looks similar to a slide out flashdrive.
Today, the Fancii Slide out Magnifying Glass is among the highly recommended products of several coin collectors.
Fancii LED Illuminated 20X Jewelers Loupe Magnifier
The Fancii LED Loupe Magnifier earns a good reputation among coin collectors as well as jewelers and hobbyists as it’s made from premium cut, scratch-proof lens and aircraft grade aluminum.
It gives a detailed view of whatever it is that you are examining with its 20x lens. The aluminum braces are free from corrosion and rust so it maintains its physical appeal even after a long time. This portable magnifier reinforces its viewing capacity with its LED light feature that is powered by LR927 batteries.
It’s very handy and you can put it in your pocket or your bag whenever you go out to look for coins to collect.
Satechi ReadMate LED Desktop Magnifier
With up to 5x magnification this Satechi magnifier is ideal for coin and stamp collectors alike.
Equipped with a touch LED light, this magnier works in rooms with even the dimmest of light.
This lightweight magnification tool may be small but that doesn't mean it doesn't deliver. You wont miss the smallest of details under this lense.
Comes with a convenient carrying case and cloth.
Magnifying Glass 2 Lens LED Illuminated Set
This lightweight product comes with 2 different lenses that you can use interchangeably by plugging them one by one with its snap lock. It has two lenses, a 3.5-inch lens and a 2-inch glass that can offer 5x and 10x magnification, respectively. These are attached on a firm plastic handle with rubber grips.
You can also use LED light if you are working in a poorly lit area or if you want to see the coins more clearly. The LED lights are powered by 3 AAA batteries, which you have to provide because they aren’t included in the package.
Learning the ropes in coin collecting might be confusing at first, most especially that you need to familiarize yourself with the terms and the different tips and tricks.
However, once you get the hang of looking at the anatomy of each coin, knowing when and where to buy them and learning how to expertly choose among the best magnifying glass for coins, it becomes a very interesting hobby that could last for a very long time.
Before you do your first purchase, make sure that you consider all of these things so you can make the most out of your collection.