Heritage Auctions Integrates with NGC Coin Explorer

Posted on 1/15/2013

Heritage Auctions is linking to the popular NGC Coin Explorer, an online resource for US coins.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announces that Heritage Auctions (HA.com) is linking to the popular NGC Coin Explorer online resource for US coins. Beginning with its January 9-14, 2012 FUN Show Signature and Platinum sales, nearly every auction lot listed the coin’s NGC ID number with a link to the NGC Coin Explorer.

The NGC Coin Explorer is a free online tool with images, specifications, description and analysis, NGC Price Guide and Census data, NGC Registry scores and auction information for US coins. It is available on the NGC website, ngccoin.com, and the NGC Mobile website, m.ngccoin.com. In August 2012 NGC also released the NGC Coin Details smartphone app for iPhones and Androids, which contains much of the same information as the NGC Coin Explorer resource.

“Collectors and dealers use the NGC Coin Explorer to make more informed buying and selling decisions,” says Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman. “We’re delighted that Heritage is linking to the relevant pages, and we invite other dealers and auction houses to do the same. The NGC ID numbers and NGC Coin Explorer will always remain free to all users – NGC’s gift to the numismatic fraternity.”

Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin added, “By adding NGC ID numbers that link to the NGC Coin Explorer in each lot, Heritage Auctions now provides its website visitors with even greater access than ever before to rich, free educational resources.”

The NGC ID number is a four digit alphanumeric that groups coins based on a unique combination of date, mintmark, denomination, and striking process (MS, PF or SP). These IDs are a simple organization of all coins prior to grading. Currently used for US coins, NGC intends to expand this system to cover all world coins.