RIP Coinfacts

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  1. BustHalfNut

    BustHalfNut New Member

    95% of the images made inaccessible while browsing.
     
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  3. EdThelorax

    EdThelorax Active Member

    This has to be one of the worst things they could have done. I used to use coinfacts almost daily. It is now useless. Good timing too, during FUN. Horrible choice.
     
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    No doubt this was an attempt at a cover up. Than the actual use of the photos.
    What a way to ruin a great reference.
     
  5. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    Use the Cert verification app for the images, or click to the links to the old auction listings.
     
  6. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    I'm lost, I just went on coinfacts, looked at three random coin types and the pictures are all there
     
  7. CircCam

    CircCam Douglas Fir...

    CoinFacts app still works the same with zoomable images of everything... this is why I keep auto-update off.
     
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  8. 1916D10C

    1916D10C Key Date Mercs are Life! 1916-D/1921-D/1921

    Shhhhhh don't let Typecoin hear! This may just turn into a "Told you PCGS sucks" thread.
     
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  9. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

  10. EdThelorax

    EdThelorax Active Member

    How does that work? I would like to see a 1925-D red MS65 vs. MS65+ Lincoln so I can decide if I should resubmit mine for a + upgrade if it comes back 65. All I see is one 66 and two 65+
     
  11. ldhair

    ldhair Clean

    They removed the "view all images button" It was a great tool. This really sucks.
    At the PCGS lunch at Fun, Heather said that the diminished access to coin pictures on CoinFacts had to do with “privacy” issues, and was instituted by collector demand.
    There was no collector demand for this. It will be fixed at some point.
     
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  12. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Seems like they redesigned the website a bit. I can still see most of the images but the "view all" button is gone.
     
  13. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    There were obviously other reasons such as old Secure Plus scans being mixed in with TrueViews which caused people to be critical of the service/grade ect, but what people say in public vs what they privately request can often be very different things. While there may have been no/minimal forum poster demand there certainly were collectors who did request it
     
  14. EdThelorax

    EdThelorax Active Member

    I'm pretty sure that having the same coin shown 20 times grading at MS65 14 times MS65+ 5 times and MS66 once had something to do with it. That was a fairly common occurrence.
    I wonder if the PCGS 1909VDB proof Lincoln that wasn't a proof had anything to do with it?
    That was somewhat of a public display of incompetence.
     
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  15. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    What I found you have to go into the archived auction results.
    There's a link, says "View all 36-S MS lots."
    Then it allows you to do an in depth look at coins from any grade to any grade.
    Or, just one grade. CAC or no CAC, All or remove ebay sales. It's actually quite in depth. Now that one can see all the photos associated. I could have missed it yesterday because the page was completely new to me, Or they reverted back or had the links built into the software for an easy fix. There is a whole lot more clicking involved which does suck and the search through the site just got harder no doubt, but it looks like it is all there.
     
  16. robec

    robec Junior Member

    No it doesn’t. There used to be two options for viewing, ValueView (which gave you the price guide and population of each grade and an “All Images” option which opened a gallery of images for the designated coin.

    Now only ValueView is available with the normal 3 photos.

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  17. CircCam

    CircCam Douglas Fir...

    You’re right. Bummer. I never tried the all images button so I didn’t notice that, that would have been a really cool feature...I thought that was just multiple images of the plate coin.

    I want it back without having tried it.
     
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  18. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    My response on the PCGS forum to the "collector demand" bit was simply to ask "which one?" Worst decision since New Coke.
     
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  19. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Darn it! I never paid attention to it that much and now I want it! :bigtears::bigtears::bigtears:
     
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