Which microscope is best for getting pictures of a whole stamp or coin for my collection records?
September 23, 2010
Microscopes designed for viewing slides, such as Celestron's Micro360+ #44126 or LCD Digital Microscope II #44341, typically have lowest powers of about 40x. This is much too high a magnification and will only show you a small part of a typical coin like a dime or a standard postage stamp.
An alternative way of imaging an entire coin or stamp is to use a DSLR with a macro lens or a point and shoot digital camera with a macro mode.