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.

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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Lighthouse Coin Gloves - Cotton
Code: LHGLOVE
Price: $4.95
100% Unbleached Cotton Coin Gloves Give your coins extra special care. Use these high quality gloves... more info
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Friedberg Paper Money of the U.S.
Code: Friedberg_Money
Price: $39.99

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Lighthouse Coin Cleaning Bath-Copper - 321584
Code: LHKUPFER
Price: $9.99
Lighthouse Coin cleaning solution - Copper Use this environmentally safe liquid cleaner for instant ... more info
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