CoinSecure | CP-16 CoinAnalyzer
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.