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07 Jul 2022

Best All-Around Scale?

Collecting Tips | user_12827

As I continue re-inserting myself into numismatics, I have determined that a digital scale is an essential tool. I never had one when previously collecting in the 60s-80s, but it seems that the dramatic rise in counterfeit collectible coins as-well-as weight distinctions within variants of the same coin make this a necessary addition.
I decided that the following are probably necessary features, at least for me:
> Compact so that I can readily take it with me> Able to accurately measure to at least tenths of grams, but preferably hundredths.> Durable or at least not cheaply built> Able to use both ac and dc power supply> Able to accurately weigh the entire range of all US coin denominations issued.> affordable
I have completed a search online looking to find a scale that satisfies most of these criteria. There are a number of scientific lab scales that provide most of these standards except they are generally not affordable and don’t readily comply with portability.
The one scale that seems to come closest is the Weigh Gram pocket scale. It appears to check all the boxes except for dual power supply (only AAA batteries). Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this scale? Any other recommendations regarding another?
Thanks!!

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

My grandpa lets me use his pocket scale.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

I've never owned a scale in the 40 plus years I've been collecting. I've been thinking about getting one recently. This blog helps a great deal.... thank you!

Long Beard

Level 5

I bought a digital scale some time back, years ago, which weighs very accurately to a maximum of 1000 grams. It's powered by AAA batteries that have only been changed once despite using it quite often. I bought it on EBAY, not recalling an exact price, but less than $20.00 plus a set of weights also less than $20.00. So for $40.00 it was well worth it. That would be my suggestion, try under jewelry supplies, where I found this one. I do remember dual power supply scales also listed at reasonable prices.

AC coin$

Level 6

Excellent blog. Hope what you find is good for your tasks on collecting. Good luck.

Longstrider

Level 6

Good deal. I hope it works out for you. Glad to help.

Longstrider

Level 6

Mine is kinda like this one. You can look at his other stuff for the specs you want. https://www.ebay.com/itm/275230894210?hash=item40150a2882:g:pI0AAOSwpVBiQJRN&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4Pp68Q3xrJrV2RaPyW%2BfcJKCvbCq8AXc25O8dWh6APZhIjPzOOeifdunMLeRbszGCcQvUBHx7ekr7XEW%2F8%2BqIUDYexj%2FiK8kKUd966zG52sSZuTw5%2BfnWFF0rmiqXnEygLXlr81XOFR6UQwLnn6VzYHQ5uXhT7eARRuCWWMeeu1kzoggNjgKEW1rDdyMs94PtBVJN1E8qOZGvQnjVnUamk9JX17np8BG1zJ%2FNxJmy%2BMNq62htp2rTUWTgDUmeWaEiXOwUeiKNSNViY2zzYzxk9eogXqEXplLM0LDV%2BIUwcQ0%7Ctkp%3ABFBM-o7V5btg

Kepi

Level 6

This is the one I use too! ; )

user_12827

Level 2

Even better! Just ordered one. Thanks, again!

Mike

Level 7

I'm happy with my pocket scale. Hasn't let me down. You can use it anywhere. And its always right! Very reasonable. Thanks for the blog!

Longstrider

Level 6

I use the Digital Professional-Mini. Got it from ebay. Cheap. Uses 2 AAA batteries and weighs to the hundredth of a gram, 0.01g. Has a capacity of 100g.. I love it. If anything I would get the next one up with a graduation of 0.001g. I'm very happy with it. I've had it for years and still haven't changed the batteries. Good luck.

user_12827

Level 2

I don’t think I saw that during my search, but one popped just now when I used “Digital Professional Mini” as search criteria. Is it the Amir brand? Looks like an awesome scale and accurate to thousandths. Also just a couple dollars more than the one I mentioned. Definitely going to look closer at this. Thanks!!

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