Magnifiers: A Closer Look

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.