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CoinSecure | CP-16 CoinAnalyzer

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I met with Richard Haddock, the president and founder of CoinSecure while I was in California.  This is the technology behind the PCGS Secure Plus service, which is part of a  long time battle to merge art and science in the numismatic world.  The CP-16 CoinAnalyzer is the closest thing that has ever come to accomplishing this feat.  The device has automatic coin imaging with computerized lighting, meaning the machine will take a perfect picture of the obverse and reverse of a coin.  It analyzes and records unique coin patterns.  And last but not least, it will record a digital CoinPrint; which identifies coin matches to a CoinPrint database.  Like everything you might not like change, but you have to embrace it.  Coin counterfeiting and doctoring has become a real problem these days.  The CP-16 has some real world applications not just with rare coins, but maybe a collector coin should have its digital CoinPrint taken before it even leaves the mint.  This can also create a historic pedigree of each registered coin, allowing ownership records of key coins to be traced for future generations of collectors.  Just as you feel safe when you buy a graded/sealed coin, in a few years I tend to believe you will want to know your coins unique pattern is safely secured in a central database.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 27, 2011 at 7:27 am

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  1. Have you the price?

    priviet monnaie

    July 27, 2011 at 8:24 am

    • You would have to contact Mr. Haddock through the CoinSecure website for that information. Thanks!

      Wilsonian

      July 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm


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