(Santa Ana, California) – PCGS CoinFacts® (www.PCGSCoinFacts.com), the Internet’s most comprehensive, one-stop source for historical U.S. numismatic information, is now live. The new site – ideal for both novices and advanced collectors – has been completely revamped with thousands of updates to its database and image files and a number of important new features.
PCGS Founder David Hall sums up the significance of the release: "The new PCGS CoinFacts is a 25-year dream come true. Ron Guth has been working on many aspects of PCGS CoinFacts for 15 years and I have personally worked on many parts of the new PCGS CoinFacts for at least that long.
We have had a dedicated team at PCGS working on the PCGS CoinFacts launch for the last 12 months. But CoinFacts is much more than the work of the PCGS team, as we have had the help of many of the numismatic community’s top experts.”
"CoinFacts now offers the most extensive repository of information about United States coins anywhere on the Internet. It’s a multi-functional combination of numismatic encyclopedia, historical price guide and reference resources," said Ron Guth, President of PCGS CoinFacts, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASADQ: CLCT).
Along with dedicated pages for nearly 30,000 U.S. coins, PCGS CoinFacts members will have access to the PCGS Population Report, auction prices realized and an expanded price guide – three unique and indispensable tools for determining coin values – free with their membership.
In addition to providing basic listings and mintage figures about coin types, users will find an expanded price guide for all coins in all grades; prices realized from all major auctions; survival and rarity estimates for all coins; a condition census for all coins; and relative rarity comparisons for all coins. Coins covered by PCGS CoinFacts content include all regular issue, proof, and commemorative United States Mint coins, and all Colonials, Patterns and Territorial issues.
"This site will be a tremendous help for the identification and valuation of coins as well as for finding historical information. It will be a tremendous tool for anyone who wants to buy or sell coins," Guth added.
Originally launched in 1999, CoinFacts has expanded for its tenth anniversary to instantly provide an unprecedented amount of online information about U.S. coins ranging from Colonial and Territorial issues to circulation strikes, proofs, patterns and commemoratives. Each coin has its own page that includes photos, detailed information and hyperlinks to other pertinent facts and references.
The updated site also includes digital photographs with enlargement and zoom functions for most U.S. coins, including significant rarities.
"It’s taken years of hard work to create these many enhancements, but the results are extraordinary. And while PCGS CoinFacts has more numismatic information than any other Internet resource, it is a work in progress with new information being added daily.
I am especially excited about the expert narratives which are starting to appear for many important coins. I believe this will be the first place many collectors, dealers and novices go when they’re looking for specific information or simply want to casually browse the world’s largest online library of numismatic knowledge," said Guth.
Access to all features on the all-new PCGS CoinFacts website will be available by subscription for $9.95 per month.
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About Collectors Universe (NASDAQ: CLCT)
Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value added services to the high-value collectibles markets. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, trading cards, autographs and stamps. The Company also compiles and publishes authoritative information about United States and world coins, collectible trading cards and sports memorabilia and collectible stamps and operates its CCE dealer-to-dealer Internet bid-ask market for certified coins and its Expos trade show and conventions business. This information is accessible to collectors and dealers at the Company’s web site, www.Collectors.com, and is also published in print.