Friday, November 6, 2009

Coin Collecting Microscopes

Coin collecting requires good optics and low magnification in order to fit the entire coin in the field of view. You can view a variety of coin collecting microscopes here.

These images were all captured with the SMZ-168 stereo microscope with 5x eyepieces. The MC1000 microscope camera was mounted over the 5x eyepiece in order to have a lower magnification. This same result could also be obtained using the 10x eyepieces and a 0.5x auxiliary lens.