My New (old) Stereo Microscope

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Publius2, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Attended my local coin club meeting last night and one of the members was auctioning off a stereo microscope. Bidding started at $20 and after some spirited action, I walked with it for $60. It's a Chinese-made item, very heavy, 10X eyepieces, primary lens selectable for 1X or 3X. That means you can view at either 10X or 30X. It has two built-in lights with intensity adjustment (rheostat?), anyway a rotating wheel on the side.

    I checked it out with a shiny Zincoln and the cat was curious also. It really shows every little flaw and issue. I'm anxious to try it out with some of my older coins.

    Now, if only I knew what to make of what I'll be seeing!

    BTW, that black shroud behind the cat is the dust and black-out cover over my copy stand and Nikon D610 camera. And the bookstand in the background is printed-out copies of every Penney-Wise, the EAC journal from the beginning up to about 2014. That is really AR.

    The cat and its box belong to my wife but he follows me around like a dog.

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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Mine is very similar to yours. And, as you can see, he is a very happy member of my collecting team.
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