NGC Continues to Update World Coin Census

Posted on 6/1/2005

NGC frequently receives inquiries about world coins it has certified but that have yet to appear in the online and hardcopy editions of its Census Report.

NGC frequently receives inquiries about world coins it has certified but that have yet to appear in the online and hardcopy editions of its Census Report. We're keenly aware of this situation and are working on it continually.

There is a lot of work involved in creating and sorting data processing numbers for every denomination, date, mint and variety for all of the world coins NGC recognizes. In fact, there is so much work that it needs to be prioritized. The most popular and widely collected countries are being addressed first, and the others will follow in what we believe to be a descending order of popularity. NGC apologizes to those whose interest lies in more obscure countries, but in time all coins will be included in the world census.

Countries that have recently been updated in the census include:

  • Germany (1871 to date)
  • German East Africa (1890-1916)
  • Great Britain (1660 to date)
  • Greece (1828 to date)

If you detect a common feature to all of these countries, it is no coincidence. Our program for tracking missing coin entries sorts by the first letter of the country. So, in preparing a list for the missing entries from popular countries such as Germany and Great Britain, more obscure countries starting with letter "G" are likewise included. That's why German East Africa, an interesting but certainly not mainstream country, appears in the list of updates.

NGC understands the growing importance of world coins as a part of its certified coin grading, and the process of completing the world census in its entirety will continue.

The census of world coins certified by NGC may be viewed free of charge online at the NGC Web site, www.NGCcoin.com. A hardcopy edition of this report is issued semi-annually in January and July. Individual copies are $25, postpaid. An annual subscription costs $50, postpaid. Call Customer Service to order your copy at 1-800-642-2646.