We are thrilled to announce the release of our new NGC Ancient Pops Autoloader, a handy tool that simplifies the process of adding population information for your NGC Ancient graded coins.
With just one click, you can effortlessly incorporate population data into the Coin Details tab after loading your NGC Ancient coin into your inventory.
We are initially rolling out this feature to our esteemed beta testers, and later this month, we will make it available to a wider range of clients running on version 2.4.5.*
This functionality operates similarly to our recently launched PCGS Coin Facts and NGC Pop buttons. However, it is significantly faster, as it does not rely on an API for retrieving data.
Update on PCGS U.S. Mint Bullion Products
We are delighted to inform you that we have expanded our custom PCGS coin lookup module for bullion with the inclusion of hundreds of bullion coin numbers. This comprehensive collection covers Silver Eagles, Gold Eagles, Gold Buffalos, Palladium, and more, in MS, PR, SP up to 2023.
While our customer base predominantly focuses on non-modern coins, we believe it is essential to offer these bullion options as they regain significance for diversification purposes.
*PLEASE NOTE: These updates are complimentary for our support and maintenance clients in good standing. Additionally, it will be extended, at our discretion, to Tier 2 and higher clients who already have the Ancient database set up. Extra fees may apply to those that were not previously selling Ancient coins.
A Word About API’s
As you know, we’ve added PCGS API’s for CoinFacts data and True View images. Last week, the PCGS API was down for several days which prevented any access to their endpoint to fetch content. One of our competitors was completely down and customers weren’t happy as their loader only uses APIs for both PCGS and NGC coin onboarding.
That is why, after much debate, we have decided not to convert our PCGS, NGC, PMG lookup modules to these APIs. Optional data is fine via API, but day-to-day inventory loading operations require faster and more reliable product onboarding like we’ve had in place for over a decade now.
And, our competitors don’t have the vast range of PCGS and NGC coin numbers that we offer because these API’s are limited in some cases. And nobody can beat the speed and complexity of our SEO friendly product titles, item specifics, and attribute sets.
Improved Open AI Coin Descriptions
We’ve improved our custom prompts to include many proprietary data points to generate impressive rare coin descriptions. And with GPT3Turbo, we now have longer descriptions that include Coin Facts info (when applicable) as well as mintage, pops, and more.
Here’s a sample from a client coin:
The 1799 B-7, BB-156 Silver Dollar is a rare and sought-after variety for collectors of United States Silver Dollars. This semi-scarce variety is difficult to find in high grades, and it is considered a Rarity 3 (Scarce) variety today, as additional examples have been found over the years. The Mint State versions of this coin are especially rare, with only two known examples to date.
The finest-known example of this coin is the Choice Brilliant Uncirculated specimen that sold in the 11/1995 “Numisma ’95 auction.” It has not been re-sighted since then, leaving collectors to wonder what a modern-day PCGS grading would call it. The second Mint State example known is a PCGS MS62, which was reported by Kagin’s. Beneath these Mint State specimens are numerous AU examples.
This silver dollar is part of the B-7 variety, which features a draped bust of Liberty on the obverse and an eagle with spread wings on the reverse. The obverse features a Light “waves” (die clash marks) at the top and left sides. The BB-156 variety designation appears on the label of the encapsulated PCGS MS62 example.
Collectors interested in this coin’s history and provenance would find the narratives in “Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia” useful. It is worth noting that the Notable Specimens list should be used with caution and is updated in the 2013 edition of “The Encyclopedia of United States Silver Dollars 1794-1804.”
This particular coin is encapsulated in a PCGS MS62 holder, indicating that it has been graded by one of the most respected coin grading services in the world. It has a population of 1 and higher and is certified as an MS62 by PCGS. This coin was struck at the Philadelphia Mint and has the B-7, BB-156 variety designation.
Overall, this 1799 B-7, BB-156 Silver Dollar is an excellent addition to any United States Silver Dollar collection, especially for those collectors interested in rare varieties in Mint State. Its scarcity and unique history make it a must-have for serious numismatists.
None of our competitors offer any of these advanced AI features and we are working on more exciting improvements coming later this year.
One last thing…
Our hosting partner recently acquired another hosting company that specialized in enterprise hosting. They are offering fully dedicated enterprise level servers at incredible prices. We’ve moved several of our clients to these fast machines that were previously priced at monthly rates of $1600-$2300 per month for a fraction of that now.
That said, if your business has been expanding and you need more server power, now would be the chance to do so! This is a first come, first serve offer.
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