Registry enhancements include image uploading and more scores for XF, AU, Plus- and Star-graded coins.
In an effort to provide the best experience for Collectors Society members, we have made two enhancements to the popular NGC Registry.
The first change has already been released although most people probably haven’t noticed it. A common issue for many Registry users was the 200 kb maximum size for images uploaded to a Registry Set. Many people wanted to add larger images, and the new NGC Imaging Services provide high quality images that had to be scaled down to fit in a Registry Set. For those without image editing software, this could be challenging and time consuming.
Now, using the same technology as many social networking sites, the NGC Registry allows users to upload images of any size without prior editing. This upload tool appears identical to the old one, but automatically optimizes the images for website viewing. All images can be uploaded quickly and hassle-free.
The second enhancement will go live on April 10. Many Registry users complained that XF and AU-graded coins received the same scores and were not broken out by the numeric grades. With this feedback in mind, NGC will now be showing different scores for XF 40, XF 45, AU 50, AU 53, AU 55, and AU 58, as well as for Plus and Star-graded coins. This will involve a recalculation of many Registry scores, but will now recognize the value and rarity differences of these grades.
We look forward to future enhancements that will continue to improve the NGC Registry. If you have any questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.