The support page for Coins contains the latest user guide and sample import CSV to try, advisory notes, wishlist, a demo to try and uninstall instructions.
Links to archives of older user guides and an app change log can be found at the bottom of the page.
The following resources are available for the current version 1.11 of Coins, with the Accessible PDF format e-book also available from within the application under the Help > Coins Help menu;
- Coins User Guide v1.10-1.12 (Accessible PDF format e-book)
- Sample CSV file for importing (Zip file containing a sample CSV file)
You may need to unzip this sample CSV file before importing.
If you are having any issues (e.g. preparing or importing your CSV file) or you have a suggestion, please contact us with your comments.
The data model had been updated in the prior version 1.6 to incorporate certificate number and the images of a purchase invoice and certificate of authenticity for each stamp (as well as other minor changes). Data files saved prior to version 1.6 will be automatically converted when opened.
It is currently not possible to view and import coin images from your Photos app library. Open Photos and export an image when can be drag and dropped into one of the image areas in Coins.
Images are saved in your database in a lossless format which influences the size of your database. To reduce the size of your database, export your coin images (obverse and reverse), certificate of authenticity and invoices as Portable Document Format documents and drag and drop the PDFs instead of the original images. SQLite vacuuming is performed periodically and it will reclaim any unused space when you save the document.
The following are minor issues identified or ideas shared from our customers to be considered for inclusion in a future version of Coins;
- Customisable or configurable reporting (possibly as an in-app purchase),
- Incremental id assigned to catalog id (which can be over-typed),
- Allow the moving of items from the table to the form,
- Ability to add links to coin images in a CSV file,
- Ability to import a coin image from Photos library, and
- Sharing of data from Mac to future iOS Coins app.
(**) For consideration for the next version.
The following ideas from our customers have been earmarked for inclusion in the next release;
- Minor issue that the order of coins when imported is not sorted in same order as the CSV file,
- Ability to add mint mark text to indicate which mint produced the coin,
- Add an estimated date of purchase checkbox when date is approximate or allow a blank date when it is unknown,
- Add a duplicate checkbox (next to quantity purchased) to mark whether the coin is a duplicate of a high value coin (as opposed to common coins using quantity greater than 1),
- Add an estimated checkbox (next to purchased cost) to indicate the cost is estimated,
- Ability to mark a coin as a “wishlist” as well as a hyperlink to a valuation site,
- Allow an option to duplicate a coin without duplicating the coin images,
- Screen design to allow for less obtrusive image labels (possibly moved outside frame) to allow seeing whole image unimpaired,
- Ability to search by text in notes,
- Add mintage to the Details form,
- Add coin grading, composition, and catalog value to the Gallery Report, and
- Allow printing a single page which shows current coin details and images.
If you wish to publish your coin collection on our website, please contact us.
Demo to Try
A demonstration version of Coins is available for an older version. Please place the Coins Demo app in your Applications folder.
- Coins Demo App (Zip file containing demo app for macOS 10.10+)
You may need to unzip this file before moving the Coins app to your Application folder. This demonstration version is limited to adding and/or importing from a CSV a total of 50 coins. There are no time limits and no nag screens requesting you to purchase the paid app. A demo user guide is available from the Help menu.
To uninstall or remove Coins from your computer;
- If Coins is currently running, please quit the application,
- Delete the Coins application file (usually located in your Applications folder) by dragging it to Trash, and
- Optionally, delete the au.com.sevencookies.Coins folder from within your container folder, which is located in your home Library folder (~/Library/Container/au.com.sevencookies.Coins, where the ~ tilde symbol is your home folder).
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