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.

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SAFE Philalux 3 Ultraviolet Lamp (110V) w/Pengteng Converter
Code: Philalux
Price: $239.99
Philalux - UV Longwave and Shortwave Lamp with Built-in Magnifiers The universal detection lamp to e... more info
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Lighthouse Sherlock Watermark Detector from Lighthouse
Code: LHSHERLOCK
Price: $269.95
Sherlock Electronic Watermark Detector from Lighthouse With the SHERLOCK watermark detector, every d... more info
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Lighthouse Magnifier, linen tester with LED Illumination - 308008
Code: FZ5LED
Price: $11.99
In the classic linen tester style this collector tool features 5x magnification with LED illuminatio... more info
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Lighthouse Magnifier, 10X with LED Illumination - 301102
Code: LU150
Price: $19.99
Lighthouse Illuminated Magnifier: New and improved: Illuminated magnifier NOW with 2 extra-bright LEDs... more info
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Lighthouse Microscope, Zoom with LED illuminaion, 20x to 40x
Code: PM3
Price: $29.99
Lighthouse Zoom Microscope with LED illuminaion, 20x to 40x magnification Practical zoom microscope wi... more info
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Lighthouse Magnifier Stand - 199820
Code: LU22
Price: $11.99
Standing Magnifier with 6x magnification Lens diameter 33 mm, overall diameter 65 mm, height 60mm, 5,0... more info
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Lighthouse Magnifier, 10X  with LED Illumination - 329828
Code: LU24LED
Price: $9.99
Lighthouse Precision LED illuminated magnifier with 10x magnification, folds into a protective case fo... more info
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SAFE Portable UV Lamp Shortwave (U453)
Code: SA1038
Price: $55.95
Portable Shortwave Lamp Shortwave Lamp (wavelength 254 nm) For checking tagging on stamps of USA, Ca... more info
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SAFE Portable UV Lamp Longwave
Code: SA1045
Price: $19.99
Portable Long-wave Lamp Long-wave Lamp (wavelength 366nm). Portable and lightweight. For identifying... more info
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Lighthouse Magnifier Reading Glass 5 LED - 249488
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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