More New Features In The Certified Registry

Posted on 9/1/2002

Our intention for the Certified Registry (CR) has been to develop a system that could adapt itself for the good of the numismatic community. Toward that end we have improved and expanded it on an ongoing basis.

Our intention for the Certified Registry (CR) has been to develop a system that could adapt itself for the good of the numismatic community. Toward that end we have improved and expanded it on an ongoing basis. The newest round of changes is fairly extensive, designed based on feedback from the participants, and makes the CR more "playable" than ever before.

The biggest change you'll notice in the CR is that we are now displaying the actual scores for sets and coins. Originally these scores were not displayed in detail. This was done as a way to make sure that the CR was about the coins and not the system. As people used the system, however, it became clear that deciding what coins to pursue among the various choices was tough. It might be that a participant finds two coins equally appealing, but all other things being equal, would like to acquire the one that helps his CR set the most.

The new default page loaded when you click on the Registry link now shows a listing of all the sets that have been changed in the last 3 days, from most recent to least recent. It will show you the set score, the percent completion, the date it was updated, and the cumulative change in score from that day. The set lists now show two icons with each set, a camera and a sheet of paper. The camera indicates (as before) that this set has coins with pictures attached. The sheet of paper indicates that this set has coins with user descriptions filled out.

When you drill into a particular set, the list of set coins shows you if each coin has a photo or a note, when that coin was added to the set, and how many points that coin is worth.

As always, you can click on a coin's ID number to see that coin's details. Now, however, you can also click on the SLOT that coin is in. This will display a list of all the coins that are allowed in this slot, and what the scores are for each of the possible grades.

Once you are looking at the possible coins in a slot and their scores, you can click on the description on that coin to view the NGC population.

We invite you to play around with the system and give us your feedback. As always, we hope to make the Certified Registry as good as it can be.