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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.> affordableI 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!!

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01 Jul 2022

Albums and New Once Again to Collecting

Collecting Tips | user_12827

I am re-entering numismatics after an absence of several decades. I am trying to get my 12-year-old grandson interested. I figured a way to do that was to start collections together. I have a couple questions:A: Any tips or suggestions regarding this and affiliated topics would be greatly appreciated. Not even sure where or how to start. Maybe getting a bag of Wheaties and a couple Lincoln Cent press-in albums for each of us then going through them together. Other than that….?2: Speaking of albums, when I was collecting the choices were pretty limited to the Whitman albums. I used mostly the two-side pages with the acetate slide cover to show both obverse and reverse. Just a quick browse has demonstrated that available album styles and quality has grown exponentially. Any recommendations regardalbums that won’t break the bank?

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