on how you can use a flatbed scanner to make a complete record of
your coin collection or stamp collection
of a coin collection
flatbed scanner can do a lot more, and a lot better, when you have
the proper software. The two leading software on the digital imaging
market today are LinoColor Elite from Heidelberg for their Linotype-Hell
scanners and the newcomer, the impressive Silver
Fast from LaserSoft Imaging, www.silverfast.com.
were asked to help evaluate a coin collection and then to handle
the sale of the coin collection. Due to the size of the collection
the only way to handle the estimates of each coin was to have a
complete list, which we did in Microsoft Access data base software.
backup documentation I realized we needed a picture of every single
coin. But to photograph perhaps a thousand or more coins would have
cost a fortune.
lighting coins for photography is very time consuming. So I had
the bright idea to scan
ups of a coin scan
two weeks Andrea David had about 150 pages of coins finished, all
in full color, sometimes 20 coins to a page. We printed this book
with our Lexmark
color laser at 12 cents a page since Kinko's would have charged
a fortune ($160 per book...that's right, about $1.30 per page. Ouch.)
is also a idea way to handle your stamp collection, or even textiles!
We scanned quite a few native
Maya textiles from Mexico and Guatemala. Scanning is a lot easier
and quicker than photography using a camera.
of a professional flatbed scanner, the Fuji C-550 Lanovia, on www.flatbed-scanner-review.org
on the subject of coins, during the several months that we cataloged
and prepared this coin collection for sale we ran into all kinds
of coin dealers. Several scam artists called and tried to take advantage
of my elderly father. Other coin dealers wanted us to send the entire
collection to them, so they could make an offer. But we were dubious
that they might switch low cost coins for the valuable ones we had.
Thus we scanned both sides of every coin (and decided it was safer
not to send the coins to someone we did not know. If they really
wanted to buy the coin collection, then should come in person and
look at them).
finally found a completely honest coin company and two totally ethical
coin dealers, Leo Frese of Heritage Numismatic Auctions and David
Mayfield, tel 1 800 872 6467. This company is associated with Heritage
Capital Corporation. We recommend these two individuals and the
company they represent. Besides, they paid a fair price for the
coin collection and we got their check in full before they even
took the coins.
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