Tail of 2 scanners

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by dwhiz, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I have 2 scanners, an HP printer/scanner and a Epson Scanner.
    The HP I use mostly for printing, the Epson for scanning.
    I scanned my Large token display and this is the results.
    I know scanning is no substitute for using a camera. Tail of 2 scanners.jpg
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Those are some cool tokens. Who designed them?
    Also, HP sucks lol.
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  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Very nice collection. Now it's time to post your collection of train related tokens of which I'm pretty sure you must have.
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  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I thought my Epson scanner was done in about six months ago. I panicked and went out to Staples and all they had was a HP. Got it home, installed it and it had virtually no features at all and cost $199.00. I unhooked it, packed it back up and got a refund. In the end it was a bad USB port on an external hub. I love my Epson V37. It has features galore. But I digress...
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I have a Cannon printer/scanner/fax thing. Never use the fax. The scanner is decent for documents but nothing else. The ink in the printer dries out faster than I can use it. I rarely print stuff any more so I just print stuff I need at work :p.
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  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    The last 3-4 printers I have had have been Canons, usually get one for $19.99 - $29.99 at Fry's.
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  8. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    @tommy03 Here are a couple of hobo coins to start. 1912 50c hobo 1-horz.jpg 4-8-4 Santa Fe Locomotive 1a-horz.jpg T1 2-horz.jpg
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  9. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    They were struck by the Moonlight mint
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  11. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Scanners in the all-in-ones aren't meant to be good, they're meant to be cheap and adequate for making copies or PDFs of paper documents that are fully in contact with the glass. I have a separate Canon scanner that I bought for scanning film, and it's also far better (faster, higher resolution, better color) for paper. I've never tried 3-dimensional objects on it.
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  12. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I have found that older, cheaper, scanners will do a better job scanning coins than newer more expensive ones do. The reason is probably because scanners are designed to image a two dimensional object right on the glass. The newer or more expensive scanners do a better job of focusing right there at the surface of the glass. The older and/or cheaper scanners don't focus as precisely which gives them a greater depth of field. For a two dimensional object this isn't as good, but it does allow a BETTER image of a three dimensional object such as a coin or coin in a slab that is laying on the glass. The area in focus ranges from the surface of the glass to as much as a quarter inch above it.
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  13. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    @dwhiz Sorry, not trying to take away from this thread everyone but I could not figure how to get a photo into a P.M. This was a special event at the North Canaan, CT RR some time ago. Different engine than the Housatonic Line, theirs are all yellow and not very pretty. The Depot has been restored several times. Just wanted to share. Thanks. 1 canaan railroad.jpg
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  14. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I loved my first HP printer as well as my Microtek scanner. Bought in 2002 and HAD to retire both in 2012 but only because there were no driver updates to make them compatible with a new OS. I still have it connected to my old Dell which is a backup in case of disaster. But that's still running XP. It would be a dinosaur now compared to my new stuff.
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