Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced the release of the most comprehensive online reference for US coins today. The new NGC Coin Explorer is a free research tool designed as a resource for both dealers and collectors, whether buying or selling coins.
"The beauty of the NGC Coin Explorer is that collectors and dealers will find everything they need to know about a particular US coin all in one place," says NGC CEO Steve Eichenbaum. "Everything from census reports and images to registry scores and auction information is right there at your fingertips, 24/7, on the NGC web site."
Both new and advanced collectors will find the NGC Coin Explorer useful when trying to find out more about coins they own in addition to researching coins they are considering buying. This new, all encompassing tool lists over 30,000 United States issues, including Colonials, Patterns, and Territorials on over 9,300 web pages.
When searching the NGC Coin Explorer for US coins, visitors will find all the information they are looking for on one page — images, specifications (including mintage figures, designer, and weight) and a detailed description and analysis. Current melt values are given for all gold, silver, and platinum coins — a valuable tool considering the recent increases in precious metal prices. The page also highlights census details, price guide values, eligible varieties, pertinent NGC newsletter articles, registry scores and competitive registry sets.
Coming soon the NGC Coin Explorer will include auction information. Working with prominent auction houses, including Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers, NGC will provide auction data as part of this incredible tool. Upcoming auctions and prices realized information will be available for each coin, and advanced filters will allow users to sort the auction data and find the information they are looking for. The NGC Coin Explorer will continue to be expanded in the future with new additional resources.
The new NGC Coin Explorer complements the widely praised NGC US Coin Price Guide and NGC World Coin Price Guide supplying everything the numismatic community needs in one place, solidifying the NGC website as the number one resource for research tools.
NGC, the world’s largest and most respected third-party coin grading service, was founded in 1987. From the beginning, NGC has committed itself to developing an impartial, trusted standard of consistent and accurate grading. To uphold this commitment, NGC’s full-time grading experts are no longer active in the commercial coin marketplace, and are prohibited from buying or selling coins to ensure impartiality. As NGC has grown to become the leader in third-party grading services, we have maintained a steadfast and uncompromising commitment to this standard.