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How counterfeiting could one day be irrevocably stifled by smartphone apps

November 15, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Investing, Ipad Apps, Iphone Apps, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Software, Technology, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Brandon Christopher Hall (Coin Update News)

Yesterday, the coin-collecting hobby got an update for the next generation: Lookzee. The app takes advantage of an iPhone’s camera to take an image of a collector’s coin, which is then cross-referenced against a database built from thousands of coins sorted by Tim Rathjen’s revolutionary “Machine.” After analyzing the collector’s coin, Lookzee provides its denomination, type, and year of issue. The app also provides a broad estimate of the coin’s worth as well. A video of the app in action is available on Lookzee’s official Facebook page, and while the only version available at the moment is for… Full article at the source>

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Lookzee arrives to App Store, IOS users may download immediately

November 14, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Ipad Apps, Iphone Apps, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Technology, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Press Release (Coin Update News)

Bellingham, Washington — Stamp and Coin Place is pleased to announce the release of Lookzee, a smart, efficient, and easy way to image and share coins. Among Lookzee’s features are easy image acquisition, computer vision-assisted image handling, account creation with options for saving coin images, and in-app open chat forums to share and discuss coins.

Lookzee is the product of optical research and programming to leverage smartphone imaging capabilities, allowing users to create high-quality photos of the world’s most collected item, coins! Additionally, Lookzee’s software auto-crops… Full article at the source>

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“Wow…the Coin is Better Looking in Hand!”

March 22, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Photography, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Jenna (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

Another (hopefully short) blog from your DWN photographer, Jenna.

At least once a week we hear from a client who calls excitedly or emails us immediately, pleased with their most recent purchase. And they always say the same thing, “You know, I loved the photos, but this coin looks even better in person!” So that begs the question – why do I not show you exactly what you can expect when you open a package from DWN?

I stand by my photos, and they are an accurate representation of our inventory. But they are also an accurate interpretation of the coin at… Full article at the source>

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A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s Not Enough)

August 28, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Photography

By Jenna a guest post (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

A Guest Blog from Jenna Van Valen, photographer here at DWN.

We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the holder.” But what about those times we can’t view the coin in person? Surely we can’t all attend every convention, every auction, visit every dealer and view their inventory. We rely on dealers we trust, we rely on their descriptions, and we hope that the photo tells enough of a story that we can Full article at the source>

Source:: (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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