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COIN FILE

A coin inventory system for MS-DOS computer systems

by John R. Duchek
Duchek Computer Services
P.O. Box 25006
St. Louis, MO 63125
(314)-544-1843

Copyright 1985



















USER SUPPORTED PROGRAMS

COINFILE is a piece of user supported software. What is meant by
that is COINFILE is available to anyone who wants to use it at no
cost. This method of distributine the software allows the user to "try
it out" before paying for it. It also encourages users to share
software with other users without fear of prosecution. It assumes that
the user is honest enough to pay for what he finds useful, and throw
away what he does not.

If you find COINFILE to be useful to you, you are asked to send a
contribution ($25 or $5 in 90% silver coins) to its author:

John R. Duchek
Duchek Computer Services
P.O. Box 25006
St. Louis, MO 63125

By sending a contribution you become a registered owner of
COINFILES. This enables us to send you information on updates of the
software as well as information on other programs. In addition your
contribution entitles you to the most current version of COINFILE
including all of the "want files". These want files (35 in all) can be
made by using the COINFILE program although it is admittedly more
convenient to already have them on line. 3 common want files are
included to allow you to get started inventorying your coin collection
while waiting for the new disk to come.

You are free to make copies of COINFILE and to share them with
others. You are not permitted to sell COINFILE nor can you include it
with any product you are distributing. You may not modify the programs
in any way.

Registered users are supported by the following:

1. Any bugs found in the software will be corrected and a free copy of
the corrected program will be sent to the first finder of that bug.

2. I will correspond with users of the program to help with any
difficulties they have running the program. Calls to discuss any
problems are at the users expense.




TABLE OF CONTENTS

VERSION 2.03

System Features......................................2

Data File Structure..................................6

Want File Structure..................................8

Getting Started......................................9

Disk Installation........................9
Printer Installation....................13
Putting The Inventory in................14

Main Menu Description...............................15

Data File Menu Description..........................16

DataTrak File Menu Description......................18

Print Menu Description..............................19

Want File Menu Description..........................21

Preparing an Inventory Sheet........................22

Running the COINSTAL.EXE program....................23

Using the PRNTLABL.EXE (print label) program........25

If You're Having Trouble............................26

Warranty............................................27




















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SYSTEM FEATURES

COINFILE is a system of programs and datafiles designed and
written for my own use to keep an accurate inventory of my coin
collections. It has several unique features not found in other
inventory systems. COINFILE is written in MS-DOS BASIC and is compiled
in order to provide the fast response you hope for in a program.

The COIN.EXE program deals with a data file and a want file for
each of the collections on disk. For Buffalo nickels there is a file
with your data (NICKBUF.DAT) and a file with an image of what coins a
full Buffalo nickel collection should contain (NICKBUF.WNT). The WNT
file is used in several ways by the program. It allows the program to
print a want list for your collection by comparing what you have with
what you need. It also allows an inventory help sheet to be printed
which can help you inventory your collections.

The printout utilities allow you to print out all coins of all
collections with descriptions and updated prices. This is very useful
in insuring your coin collections. Most insurers will insure only
individual coins, not collections. In order to have all of your coins
insured a full list of your coins with current prices and descriptions
is necessary and COINFILE will provide it. This allows you to keep
your coin collections at home where you can enjoy them rather than in
a bank vault.

Using your coin data and the included "want files" COINFILE can
produce up-to-date want lists for any of your coin collections.
COINFILE comes with most common collection want files already on disk
and the capability of customizing these to meet your exact needs. It
also can write new custom want files under your direction. It is
simple to generate a want list for a collection. The want list prints
the coins you do not have and the coins and their grades which you do
have but which are inferior to the minimal grade you specify
(fillers).

PRNTLABL.EXE is a program which allows you to produce labels to
stick onto your 2x2 coin holders using commonly available self
adhesive address labels. This is particularly useful to use just after
inventorying a collection to check your work.

I developed COINFILE as a simple system to learn and use. This
version will run on any MS-DOS computer. The "COINSTAL.EXE" program
allows most printers to be set up for use with this system. Through it
the control codes for setting up the printer can be easily installed.
The COINFILE system is copyrighted (1985) by Duchek Computer Services.









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The registered COINFILE system comes on an MS-DOS readable
double-sided double-density disk unless otherwise requested. It uses
standard ANSI control codes for screen displays and so the ANSI driver
for your computer is needed for correct display. MS-DOS and PC-DOS
systems have an ANSI.SYS or ANSI55.SYS file on their system disk which
will work fine.

The COINFILE system supports keeping track of the condition,
purchase price, purchase date and the current value. All interactions
with the various files discussed in this documentation are automatic
and handled by the program. The only exception is the initial naming
of a want file (or a data file if no corresponding want file is
created). Ease of use is the biggest asset of this system, and in
general it can be used with only occasional reference to this
documentation.


AUXILIARY PROGRAMS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:

CONFIG.SYS - activates your ANSI.SYS file

The COINFILE package consists of these compiled BASIC programs:

COIN.EXE - main inventory program
COINSTAL.EXE - controls and customizes COINSTAL.DAT
INVTSHET.EXE - writes inventory checklists from want files
PRNTLABL.EXE - prints labels of collections for 2 x 2s

and these data files:

COINSTAL.DAT - printer/disk defaults (set for EPSON FX80)
COINSTAL.EPS - a safe copy of COINSTAL.DAT
COINSTAL.STR - printer/disk defaults (for Gemini 10x
printer). This file must be renamed COINSTAL.DAT to be used.

These programs control the various data files used in the
inventory. There are three types of data files used in the inventory
system. The first is a file named :

DATATRAK.SEQ

This is a sequential file which keeps track of all file names,
descriptions, last data access date, how many coins are in a given
file and their minimum acceptable condition. It also knows whether a
particular file has a want file related to it. As sent to you, this
file is on the disk but is empty ( has no data in it).









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Other files ending with the ".DAT" descriptors are the user
generated files containing the inventoried coins. The file name used
must match the file name used for the want file ".WNT". If your
Lincoln cent collection uses the want file "CENTLIN.WNT" then your
data file must be named "CENTLIN.DAT" (or both names must be changed
to match). There are no ".DAT" files included in this package since
your coins have not been input. From a user viewpoint, ".DAT" and
".WNT" suffixes are taken care of by the computer - you input only the
first 8 letters of the file name.

The following want files are included on the REGISTERED disk :

3CENTNIC.WNT Nickel 3 cents
3CENTSIL.WNT Silver 3 cents
CENHALF.WNT Half cents
CENTEAGL.WNT Flying eagle cents
CENTIND.WNT Indian head cents
CENTLIN.WNT Lincoln cents
CENTLRG.WNT Large cents
DIMEBUST.WNT Bust dimes
DIMELIB.WNT Liberty head dimes
DIMEMER.WNT Mercury dimes
DIMEROO.WNT Roosevelt dimes
DIMESEAT.WNT Seated Liberty dimes
DIMHALF.WNT Half dimes
DOLLIKE.WNT Eisenhower Dollars
DOLLMOR.WNT Morgan Dollars
DOLLPEA.WNT Peace Dollars
DOLLSBA.WNT S. B. Anthony Dollars
HALFCAP.WNT Capped halves
HALFFRA.WNT Franklin halves
HALFKEN.WNT Kennedy halves --------included without registration
HALFLIB.WNT Liberty head halves
HALFSEAT.WNT Seated Liberty halves
HALFWAL.WNT Walking Liberty halves
MINTSET.WNT Mint Sets
NICKBUF.WNT Buffalo nickels
NICKJEF.WNT Jefferson nickels -----included without registration
NICKLIB.WNT Liberty head nickels
NICKSHLD.WNT Shield nickels
PROFSET.WNT Proof sets
QUARLIB.WNT Liberty head quarters
QUARSEAT.WNT Seated Liberty quarters
QUARSLI.WNT Standing Liberty quarters
QUARWAS.WNT Washington quarters ---included without registration
TWOCENT.WNT Two cent pieces









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Since the DATATRAK.SEQ file sorts by the file name it is
advisable to put all of your cent collections with the CENT first as
above (CENTLIN,CENTIND). This way all of the cent files will remain
together on the list. The want files above are essentially complete
lists of each collection. Some error coins and coins with special mint
designations have not been included. For example, the 1945 S Mercury
dime comes in two varieties "normal" and "micro" S. As discussed in
the coin data structure section, the program allows for this type of
entry with no problem. When comparison is made with the "want file"
to generate a want list, the match must be exact. We felt it was
better to have the user designate these special coins to suit
individual tastes. COIN.EXE is capable of editing the want files in a
way that makes this simple.










































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* Data File Structure *

Each collection in the inventory is kept in a separate file.
CENTLIN.DAT (or any other file) will hold entries for 1-2500 coins. If
more room is desired a second collection with a name such as
CENTLIN2.DAT can be started to hold another 2500. About 4 such files
(a total of about 10,000 coins - 36 bytes per record x 10,000 = 360
Kbytes) can be held on an single DSDD diskette. If the files are
smaller than 2500 coins each, then more files (80-100) with a total of
about 10,000 (estimated) coins could be on a single diskette. A hard
disk would hold much more.

Each coin entry is formatted as shown :

Year - any number between 1 and 32725

Mint -up to 10 characters long. For example,"D/S", "CC", "D 3
LEG" are all good designations of mint mark. In order to have the want
lists prepared properly, mint designations in the data file must be
identical to those in the want file ("D 3LEG" will not match "D-
3LEG").

Condition - up to 10 characters long as long as the first part of
the entry is the "Sheldon numerical system of grading (1-70) as
indicated in the back of "New Photograde - A Photographic Grading
Guide for U.S. coins." by James F. Ruddy. Thus, conditions such as
"67 NICE", "12 SCRATCH", or "4/8" are all acceptable conditions. It
should be noted that the "4/8" (meaning that the obverse is 4 and the
reverse 8) would by treated as a 4 when generating a want list while
"8/4" would be treated as an 8. In the Sheldon system G=4, VG=8, F=12,
VF=20, EF=40, AU=50, BU=60. Various designations from 60-70 are given
to exceptional uncirculated coins and these correspond to designations
such as "Gem BU".

Value - The current value of the coin. The range allowed is from
$ .01 to $99,999.99

Purchase price - The price of the coin when you bought it. The
range allowed is the same as above for the value. On all input
screens, a C.R.(carriage return) puts the current value into this
location (unless current value retention is stated on screen.)

Purchase date - The date when coin was purchased. This is put in
as MM/DD/YY. If a C.R. is used on any input screen, the current date
is put in. (unless current value retention is specified on screen.)










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Therefore typical entries might be :

DATE MINT CONDITION VALUE P. PRICE P. DATE

1960 D LRG 50-NICE $1.10 $0.50 02/12/84
1976 D 65 BICENT $2.00 $1.50 01/23/86
1945 P 4-SCRATCH $0.15 $0.25 10/01/85

Notice that the mint and condition are in uppercase only. This
is to simplify and speed searches and comparisons which the program
supports. The program automatically puts these entries into uppercase
so that you need not worry about it.











































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* Want File Structure *

The want files are files which contain all of the different coins
available in a collection. This allows the program COIN.EXE to compare
what you have in your collection with a "complete" collection to see
what is missing. Of course, ideas differ on what a complete collection
consists of. Some people feel that proof coins should be included, and
that certain error coins belong in a collection. In addition, how you
specify a particular "error" coin such as D/S or whatever is a
personal matter. It is best to print out the want files and check to
see if all of the coins you consider important are present. The
program is capable of customizing the want files for you. (See Want
Files Menu Description).

Each file entry consists of a year and a mint designation. As in
the case of the data files, the mint designation can be a 10 character
string. In order to write a want list correctly, the match between
the coin in the data file and want file must be exact. Any date in
the data file that is below the minimum grade you specify will be
displayed as wanted along with the highest grade that you already have
(See sample want list printout).

I use the COINFILE system and find that the want lists are the
most useful single feature. I can take these to coin shows or mail
them to dealers quite conveniently.

Active want files are associated with the data file of the same
name (CENTLIN.DAT and CENTLIN.WNT). To get a want list of a
collection, both files must be available. The want files provided
with this system are not active until a data file with the same name
is written to go with them .























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* GETTING STARTED *

On your purchase of COINFILE, the first thing you need to do is
to accurately inventory your coin collection. If you have a large
collection of coins, taking an inventory is a long job. It is best to
do it one series at a time, and do the job well so that mistakes are
minimized. The computer can print an "inventory sheet" to assist you
for any collection which has a want file associated with it. Type in
INVTSHET and follow the directions to print an inventory sheet. This
sheet lists out the dates and mints in a collection and leaves blanks
for the condition, value, purchase price and date. At the bottom of
each page blanks are left for any coin you feel is not suitably named
in the want file. These coins should be added to the want file before
a want list is generated.

Your copy of COINFILE comes on an MS-DOS DSDD data diskette.
This means that there is no system on the disk and if you wish the
disk to be self-booting you should provide a copy of your system
files. It is sensible to use the COINFILE diskette for a safe copy so
the first thing to do is make your working copy of the program.

This system requires that ANSI standard screen control codes be
used. MS-DOS and PC-DOS systems have an "ANSI.SYS" file which comes
on the system disk. If this file is called by the "CONFIG.SYS" file
your computer will emulate an "ANSI" terminal. In the CONFIG.SYS file
on the coinfile disk it is named ANSI.SYS. If your system has another
name for this file (SANYO calls it ANSI55.SYS), You need either to
rename the ANSI55.SYS file to ANSI.SYS after copying it from the
system disk or you must use EDLIN (your MS-DOS line editor) to change
the name of the file called in the CONFIG.SYS file. Since each MS-DOS
system has its own ANSI driver this must be obtained from your MS-DOS
system disk to interface with the COINFILE system. It is this ANSI.SYS
file which allows the COINFILE system to be run on any MS-DOS system.

* DISK DRIVE INSTALLATION *

FOR TWO DRIVE SYSTEMS:

Put your MS-DOS (or PC-DOS) disk in drive A:
Put a blank diskette in drive B:

Type "FORMAT B:/S"

Your computer should instruct you to ensure the diskettes are in
the proper drives. Follow your computer's directions until the format
is complete.








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Copy your ANSI.SYS file from your MS-DOS or PC-DOS disk to your
newly formatted disk by typing :

"COPY A:ANSI.SYS B:"

Remove your MS-DOS diskette from drive A: and return it to
storage. You are now ready to copy COINFILE onto this disk. Put the
write-protected copy of COINFILE into drive A: and type:

"COPY A:*.* B:"

When all of the files have been copied, remove COINFILE from
drive A: and place it in safe storage. Label the new disk in drive B:

"COINFILE - WORKING COPY".

Now format a "data" disk by putting your MS-DOS or PC-DOS system
disk into drive A: and a blank disk in drive B:. Type:

"FORMAT B:"

When the formatting is finished label the disk in drive B:
"COINFILE - DATA DISK". To run the coin system put your "working copy"
in drive A: and your "data disk" in drive B: and reboot the system.
This will install the ANSI.SYS driver. Then follow the directions
which appear on the screen to enter the COIN program.






























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FOR ONE DRIVE SYSTEMS:

Put your MS-DOS or PC-DOS disk in your disk drive.

Type "FORMAT /S"

Your computer will tell you to remove the system disk and insert
the disk to be formatted. Put in a blank disk. The computer will tell
you to hit any key to start. Do so.

For most MS-DOS systems type "COPY ANSI.SYS B:". The computer
will determine that only one drive is available and give you prompts
to put the source or destination disk in. Your system disk is the
source (A:) and your newly formatted disk is the destination disk
(B:).

Now type "COPY *.* B:" and use the provided COINFILE disk as the
source (A:) disk and your newly formatted disk as the destination (B:)
disk.

If you have trouble with this, check your MS-DOS manual for
computer specific directions on formatting and copying disks. Some MS-
DOS computers have special ways of doing single disk copying. For
example, the SANYO requires the use of a program "SCOPY.EXE" to do
single disk drive copying.






























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HARD DISK INSTALLATION:

For these purposes, I will assume that your hard disk is called
drive C:. Make drive C: the default drive by typing:

"C:"

Now set up a subdirectory called COIN to receive the COINFILE
system by typing:

"MKDIR COIN"

Enter the subdirectory by typing:

"CHDIR COIN"

Put the COINFILE disk into drive A:. Copy the coin files by
typing:

"COPY A:*.* C:"


The system comes set up for an MS-DOS computer with two DSDD
floppy disk drives and an EPSON FX-80 printer. It assumes a system
disk in the default drive (A:) and a data disk in the second drive
(B:). Data files are written to the B: drive and want files are kept
on the A: drive with the programs. The DATATRAK.SEQ and COINSTAL.DAT
files must be kept on the default drive. The default drive is usually
the A: drive unless you specifically change it or you are operating a
hard disk. The COINSTAL.EXE program allows you to redefine the drives
that are used for the want files and the data files to any letters you
wish.


NOTE: Unless you really enjoy typing, be sure to also back up
your data disks, DATATRAK.SEQ, COINSTAL.DAT and any want files you
make changes in at frequent intervals. Remember it is always possible
in any program you buy or write to turn a disk to garbage by entering
the wrong command or turning off the computer with a file open. Be
safe, not sorry.















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* Printer Installation *

The COINSTAL.EXE program allows you to put in the necessary
control codes for your printer. The Data Source classification allows
file printouts to refer to your method of grading and where you get
pricing information. There is a complete description of using
COINSTAL.EXE at the end of the documentation.



PRINTER SETTING EPSON GEMINI 10X YOURS
=========================================================
17 CHAR/INCH 27 33 68 27 66 3 _______
12 CHAR/INCH 27 33 65 27 66 2 _______
10 CHAR/INCH 27 33 64 27 66 1 _______
DOUBLE WIDTH 14 14 _______
SKIP OVER PERFORATION 27 78 12 27 78 6 _______
AND BOTTOM MARGIN
TOP MARGIN 0 27 82 6 _______
LEFT MARGIN 27 77 10 27 77 10 _______
PRINTER RESET 27 64 27 64 _______
SET LINES/PAGE 27 67 66 27 67 66 _______
TOP OF PAGE 12 12 _______































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* Putting The Inventory In *


Once the coin collection has been inventoried, it is ready to be
put on the computer. Type "COIN". After several seconds a menu (main
menu) will appear on your CRT screen. Enter the letter "B". An
editing menu will appear. Enter the letter "F" or "G" to start a new
coin file. The "F" option requires that you put in year, mint,
condition, value, purchase price and date. This option is good for new
collections which are very incomplete. The "G" option uses an
existing want file for dates and mints so that you only have to put in
the condition, value, purchase price and date. A carriage return for
the purchase price inputs the current value. A carriage return for the
date inputs the current date. This option is useful after
inventorying (using the inventory sheet) an extensive collection.
Duplicate coins can be added to the file later using the editing menu.

OPTION "F":

The computer will ask you for the "Century of the collection."
This number will be added to the year of your entries if the number
your enter is less than 100. Thus the year 1910 can be entered as
"1910" or as "10" if 1900 was the specified century.

You will be asked for the data one at a time. To exit the
program and save the file, input a `0' for the year. Later additions
to the file can be made through the same editing menu but using choice
A. In this case the century is automatically set from the last coin in
the file.

OPTION "G":

After you give the computer the file name, it locates the want
file and goes through the collection one coin at a time requesting a
condition, value, purchase price and date. If you hit enter for the
condition, the computer keeps that coin from being entered in the
growing data file.

Once you have a file in, further file handling is done using then
various menus available (Main, Editing, Datatrak, Want, Print).
Directions for using these are on the following pages.

Anytime a DATATRAK.SEQ, data file, or want file is written to
disk it is properly sorted first. Since this is true, You need not
worry about the order you put data in or how the file gets back into
order after you make a change.









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* Main Menu Description*

The main menu of COIN.EXE is the central menu of the program.
From it you can reach any other menu of the program. All of the other
menus return to this menu. It contains six entries.

A. Open collection disk file
B. Current file editing
C. Filename/description/minimum editing
D. Print out utility
E. Want file editing
F. Close all files and end.

A. This entry displays the data file names and descriptions and
allows you to choose any of the files you have in store. On making a
choice, you are returned to the main menu. When a file is active, the
file description is displayed below the title of this menu.

B. This entry sends you to the Data File Editing Menu. In
general you should have a file open (see A) before using this entry.
The exception is when you write a new file (E or F) you use this menu.
(see getting started).

C. This entry sends you to a menu from which you can change
existing file names, descriptions, or minimum acceptable conditions .
(see DATATRAK.SEQ file editing)

D. This entry displays a print menu which lists your options for
printing. (see Print Menu)

E. This entry sends you to a menu which allow the writing of new
want files or editing existing want files.

F. This entry does system housekeeping and properly closes all
files and returns you to the operating system. This is the only proper
exit from the program.




















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* Data File Menu Description *

This menu is reached by entering a "B" at the main menu. It
expects that there is an active file in memory (chosen by main menu
selection A) for choices A-E below. Since F generates a new file there
should be no active file in memory when it is chosen. Note that the
active file name is displayed on screen. All edited files are sorted
before being written to disk.

A..........Add new entries.
B..........Remove current entries.
C..........Change current entries.
D..........Display current file.
E..........Update coin values for entire file.
F..........Start new coin file.
G..........Start new coin file using want file.
H..........Kill current file.
R..........Return to main menu

A. This routine calculates the century and allows you to add new
coins to a collection. It uses the same routine as (F) except that it
appends the coins to an already existing file. The century is
calculated from the last coin in collection.

B. This choice allows you to remove data from an existing file.
Give the computer the year you are interested in and it will display
all the coins of that year in the file with index numbers. Simply
input the index no. of the entry to be deleted. An entry of '0'
reverses the process by one step.

C. Uses the same system as entry B but once you specify a
particular coin it allows changes of the year, mint, condition, value,
purchase price or date.

D. Displays the current file on the CRT screen pausing at each
full screen. The display can start at any date and quit at the end of
any screen.

E. Goes through the entire file to allow you to update coin
values. Simply hit enter to retain an old value. Provision is made to
stop after any coin.

F. Starts a new coin file from scratch. Writes file name and
information to DATATRAK.SEQ and takes data from keyboard, sorts and
writes data file.

G. Starts a new coin file by loading a want file and displaying
it one coin at a time. It saves typing since you don't have to enter
the year and mint. Simply hit enter to eliminate the displayed coin
from the data file. Duplicate coins can be added later through the
normal editing routine.





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H. This deletes the current data file. This is the only proper
way to accomplish this since the program must update DATATRAK.SEQ.

R. Returns control to the Main Menu.



















































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* DataTrak File Menu Description *

This menu is reached by entering "C" at the main menu. It does
not care if there is an open data file or not. This menu allows you
to change file names, file descriptions, or minimum conditions.

A. Change file name.
B. Change file description.
C. Change minimum acceptable condition.

R. Return to main menu

A. This will display all file names and descriptions. Simply
choose the index number wanted and give the new file name. When you
return to the menu the file is sorted and copied to disk.

B. This uses the same display as A but now asks for file
descriptions to be changed. When you return to the menu the file is
sorted and copied to disk.

C. Each data file has a "minimum acceptable condition"
associated with it. This is the minimum condition desirable in the
file. When making up a want list any coin below this condition is
noted on the want list as if it was a filler and a better one is
desired. This feature can be disabled by putting a 1 as your minimum
acceptable condition.

R. Returns control to main menu.




























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* Print Menu Description *

This menu is reached by entering "D" at the main menu. It
controls all printed output of COIN.EXE.

CURRENT FILES: (CURRENT FILE NAME DISPLAY)
--------------------------------------------------
A..........Print current file
B..........Print want list for current file.
C..........Print current file and current want list.
D..........Print current want file.
--------------------------------------------------
ALL FILES :
E..........Print all files.
F..........Print want lists for all files.
G..........Print all files and all want lists.
H..........Print all want files.
--------------------------------------------------
I..........Print insurance list (no purchase price or date).
J..........Print DATATRAK.SEQ file information.

R Return to main menu.

A. Prints current active file (see file description displayed on
screen). Year,mint,condition,value, purchase price and date.

B. Calculates the want list for the currently named file and
prints it. The collection value is totaled.

C. Prints both of the above for the currently active file.

D. Prints the want file itself to help you find what each entry
is currently called. This is useful for properly naming your coins.

E. Prints the same output as in selection A for all files in your
collection. All collections are totaled and a grand total is printed.

F. Prints the same output as in selection B for all files.

G. Prints coin files and want files for all files.

H. Prints all want files which are active (have collections
associated with them.

I. Prints output to be sent to insurance company. This is a list
of coins, conditions, and current value. All collection values are
totaled and a grand total is printed.









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J. Prints out the information contained in the DATATRAK.SEQ file.
This file is important since it controls all of the set parameters for
the collection files.

R. Returns control to main menu.


















































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* Want File Menu Description *

This menu is reached by entering "E" from the main menu. This
menu allows you to edit the existing want files or write new ones. If
you enter an "E" with no active file, the computer assumes you want to
write a new want file and runs this routine. To escape, hit enter for
the file name.

A-----Add new entries to want files.
B-----Remove current entries from want files.
C-----Change current entries to want files.
D-----Display want file
E-----Generate a new want file

R-----Return to main menu

A. Add new entries to the want file. While in this area you can
enter '0' to back up one command.

B. Remove entries from the want file. Enter '0' to back up one
command.

C. Change entries to want file. All of these routines sort before
writing.

D. Displays the want file on the CRT screen.

E. Sets up a new want file. Use of this requires a little
practice. You give the first year, last year and mint and it sets up
all the years in between. Keep doing this until all the mints are
covered. The routine then gives you a chance to delete individual
entries. Finally, you can add special coins (D/S) etc. The routine
then sorts the file and writes it to disk.

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