Magnifiers: A Closer Look
Last Updated: 01/30/2014

Tips for Using a Magnifying Loupe:
  • Remember focal length! Allow for 1 inch of space on either side of the lens (from your eye to the lens, and the lens to the coin).
  • There's no front or back to the loupe, so either side can be held up to your eye
  • Bring the loupe up close to your eye
  • Steady your hands together
  • Maintain posture. Bring the object up to eye level.
  • Keep both eyes open! This will prevent eye strain.
  • Be sure to have good lighting when viewing your coins. This will also help prevent eye strain.

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