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Coin Collecting Hobby Software

Does anyone have pointers on coin collecting software? I collected coins as a kid but now as an adult I am trying to get back into it. For the last seven months I have been inventorying all my coins/proof set/slabs/rolls on an Excel spreadsheet. Now it occurs to me that there is probably useful software already out there on the Internet that I could purchase. Any recommendations?

3 years ago

I use an excel spread sheet. I have tried dedicated software in the past, it was more expensive and had less utility so I returned to excel.   One thing I regret not adding into my spread sheet were columns  listing where, when and who sold the coin. I have it now but I lost a lot of info before I realised I should include it

3 years ago

I just use and prefer my own homemade excel spreadsheet, as it allows me to include as many fields as I want and use 'em how I see best fit. Some of the programs available out there aren't able to accommodate all of my collecting interests, primarily US die varieties as well as some world coins (and varieties within them as well.)

3 years ago

I started using Trove Software's Coin Elite program about 2 years ago. Once you get used to it, it is great. It is very customizable and is capable of doing a lot more than the average collector will ever use. It only has built in values for US coins but I don't think there is a software available that does world coins. I believe you can buy expansions for Canada and Mexico.

3 years ago

I am also using Excel but I decided to try something else as it gets more and more time consuming to use excel as your collection grows. I am currently trying out the online coin catalog databases and excluding minor mistakes that are corrected by the websites when informed, they really work good. I am currently using Numista and I am satisfied with it.

3 years ago

I have a Mac, and haven't found anything yet, but if you make one, I might buy it!!

3 years ago

I just bought this software.  I believe it is available for Apple OS.  Here is the link:

http://www.carlisledevelopment.com/

3 years ago

@nucsro

I just bought this software.  I believe it is available for Apple OS.  Here is the link:

http://www.carlisledevelopment.com/
 Thanks, Let me know how you like it.  It is a little high price but if it is a good application it might be worth it.

3 years ago

I have used Excel for years.  Like others stated adding columns and customizations is quick and easy.  A lot of the software applications not so much! 

3 years ago

I wrote my own forms-driven Excel spreadsheet.  I am still refining it all the time as I find new information I want to store.  I have separate forms for catalog and inventory information so that if I get a coin I already have I don't have to reenter anything expect for purchase information - all the catalog information is automatically retrieved.

3 years ago
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