Could someone recommend a place where I could purchase a binocular
microscope for numismatic use? I would also appreciate recommendations as
to brand, magnification and other features. Please email me at the address
Greg I think what you might want to look into is a stereo microscope,
make sure it's one adaptable to a T-mount so you can connect a
camera for photomicrography. 10-30-40 zoom is a nice feature :)
Bill Fivaz I believe still offers good scopes :) -lou-
We can get you the info and tech data on the Swift scope that Bill
Fivaz sells. It is an excellent scope, and is the one I use, and other
folks like John Wexler has. See his photos, and you'll see it is a fine
Gary G. Wagnon, Sr
"The Society of Doubled Die
Collectors of America"
"The Lincoln Cent Society"
An excellent source of optical devices is an old favorite of mine:
8 to 8 M-F, 9-4 Sat.
They have several catalogs, so make sure you ask for the one with the
complete line of magnifiers. I agree that you want a stereo microscope.
They will cost anywhere from $200 to $1,000+. The $200 to $400 range
should be fine for coins. Watch out for the magnification power. In
my opinion, most useful work needs less than 10x
although some counterfeit detection can go up to 75x.
>Could someone recommend a place where I could purchase a binocular
>microscope for numismatic use? I would also appreciate recommendations as
>to brand, magnification and other features. Please email me at the address