Tools and Magnifiers Used by Currency Collectors

Banknote Magnifiers allow collectors to enjoy the intricate details of currency engraving and detect flaws and counterfeits

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One of the most essential tools for collectors is a quality magnifier. They are the primary tool for examining condition and authenticity of collectibles. For general stamp and coin collecting, a magnification level of 5x to 10x is suitable for basic purposes of grading, inspecting watermarks, and distinguishing printing methods. For inspecting security feature microprinting as used often on stamps, you will want 10x or more magnification. A measuring scale included in your magnifier may be desired at times for error and counterfeit and forgery detection.

SAFE Philalux 3 Ultraviolet Lamp (110V)
Price: $269.99
Philalux - UV Longwave and Shortwave Lamp with Built-in Magnifiers The universal detection lamp to ... more info
Lighthouse Digital Microscope
Code: LHDM1
Price: $124.99
Lighthouse USB Digital Microscope, 20x - 200x magnification, 2.0 megapixel Lighthouse of Germany has i... more info
LUSMART Smartphone Magnifier
Price: $24.99
PHONESCOPE, precision macro lens for use with smartphones, up to 60x magnification Turns your smartpho... more info
Lighthouse linen tester with LED Illumination
Code: FZ5LED
Price: $11.99
In the classic linen tester style this collector tool features 5x magnification with LED illuminatio... more info
Lighthouse 10X magnifier with LED Illumination
Code: LU150
Price: $19.99
Lighthouse Illuminated Magnifier: New and improved: Illuminated magnifier NOW with 2 extra-bright LEDs... more info
Lighthouse 20X Pull-out magnifier with LED Illumination
Code: LU30LED
Price: $11.99
Perfect for close inspection before you buy at the bourse Amazing 20X magnification. Black matt plasti... more info
Lighthouse Zoom Microscope
Code: PM3
Price: $29.99
Lighthouse Zoom Microscope with LED illuminaion, 20x to 40x magnification Practical zoom microscope wi... more info
Lighthouse Stand magnifier
Code: LU22
Price: $11.99
Standing Magnifier with 6x magnification Lens diameter 33 mm, overall diameter 65 mm, height 60mm, 5,0... more info
Lighthouse Multi-Function Pocket Magnifier
Code: LU175LED
Price: $11.99
Perfect for stamp shows and auction viewing. Stainless steel frame with acrylic housing and 2 aspheric... more info
Lighthouse Reading Glass 5
Code: LU5
Price: $5.00
Handle magnifier rimless, 2x magnification Lens diameter 90 mm, 4.75 dioptre, spherical, acrylic lens... more info
Lighthouse Reading Glass 6
Code: LU6
Price: $6.99
Handle magnifier rimless, 2x magnification Lens diameter 110 mm, with acrylic lens, 3.50 dioptre, sph... more info
Lighthouse Reading Glass 5 LED
Code: LU5LED
Price: $14.99
Lighthouse Stainless Steel 2X Magnifier with LED illumination Top grade acrylic lens and ergonomically... more info

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