(Santa Ana, California) — New features and more than 2,500 additional high-quality coin photos have been added to the all-new PCGS CoinFacts® (www.PCGSCoinFacts.com) since the enhanced web site was launched on July 27. A division of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the site is the Internet’s most comprehensive, one-stop source for historical U.S. numismatic information.
"We’re adding about 250 superb-quality PCGS TrueView images of high-grade coins every week. We’re all very pleased about the response by the collecting and dealing community to the huge expansion of the site," said Ron Guth, PCGS CoinFacts President.
"In addition to all the photos, we’re also adding new findings and narratives about particular coins written by members of the PCGS CoinFacts Board of Experts, including PCGS Co-Founder, David Hall. It’s a way for disseminating the accumulated knowledge of veteran numismatists as well as quickly getting out information about new discoveries and new varieties."
A multi-functional combination of numismatic encyclopedia, historical price guide and reference resources, PCGS CoinFacts is the most extensive repository on the Internet for information about nearly 30,000 United States coins.
Guth explained that the high-quality images help collectors and dealers immediately discern differences in coin varieties, such as large and small dates or lettering. (The accompanying close-up comparison illustration of four varieties of 1823-dated Capped Bust half dollars is an example of the educational convenience and photographic clarity available with PCGS CoinFacts.)
"Some varieties can be difficult to determine if you’re only looking at a coin out of context, but with the photos you can compare the varieties side-by-side to make a quick, accurate determination. I’m pleased to report that we are nearing 100 percent completion of having all major varieties illustrated on the PCGS CoinFacts site," he said.
PCGS CoinFacts subscribers have access to the PCGS Population Report, auction prices realized and an expanded Price Guide. There are mintage figures, survival and rarity estimates, and prices realized from all major auctions for all regular issue, proof and commemorative United States Mint coins as well as all colonial, pattern, territorial and modern issues.
Originally launched in 1999, CoinFacts expanded for its tenth anniversary this year to provide an unprecedented amount of online information. Access to all features on the PCGS CoinFacts web site is available for $9.95 per month. For additional information, visit www.PCGSCoinFacts.com.
PCGS and PCGS CoinFacts are divisions of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).
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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.