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Missing Data - Best Practice?

Hi,

I have been adding my coins into the web app to track. I am noticing a ton of data that is missing in either the old coins or very new coins. Missing like variety field and current value. I can change the value, but should I? And I can not seem to change the variety field. BTW There are all mostly graded with a serial number.

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  • @dringdahl said:
    Hi,

    I have been adding my coins into the web app to track. I am noticing a ton of data that is missing in either the old coins or very new coins. Missing like variety field and current value. I can change the value, but should I? And I can not seem to change the variety field. BTW There are all mostly graded with a serial number.

    Hi,

    No data is missing. Some coins do not have a variety value and some coins are not priced. The variety field is simply a "differentiation" field of sort and is used in the case of traditional varieties which are distinct from their non-variety counterpart but is also used to distinguish/name coins that may share other fields such as date/denomination to avoid confusion.

    A good example is a 1921 Morgan Dollar or 1921 Peace Dollar. If you were to add a 1921 Morgan dollar to your inventory it will say "Morgan" under the variety field but any other Morgan dollar date will not. This is because 1921 is shared between multiple types of the same denomination but the previous years are not.

    If you have a valid PCGS number or cert number many fields including variety will be automatically populated and cannot be edited. We have very good data for most regular issue US coins and those fields correspond with our data. You can always use the comments/notes fields to make any additional distinctions you feel are necessary to help you manage your collection.

    With respect to pricing, that field will only be populated if there is a value in our Price Guide for that specific coin in that grade. If not it will be empty. However, the current price field is editable and you are free to enter in your own value.

    Josh Logier

    Software Engineer, PCGS
    [email protected]
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