Free Encyclopedia of
Coins Encourages Editing Like Wikipedia
Professional Coin Grading Service introduces
CoinFacts Wiki, a public encyclopedia of U.S.
and World coins located at
The "wiki" concept allows users to create and
edit virtually all pages on the website, subject
to oversight by system administrators. This
capability allows large volumes of up-to-date
information and images to be added to the
website in a short period of time, creating a
massive database of information that is useful
to buyers, sellers, researchers and anyone else
interested in numismatics.
The CoinFacts Wiki uses the familiar look, feel
and format of Wikipedia, the renowned free
online encyclopedia used by millions. The rules
for use are also similar. The site will be
monitored, but coin enthusiasts are free to edit
and add to articles at any time. The site also
includes a comprehensive list of FAQs to help
the user get started.
The CoinFacts Wiki allows data entry for all
U.S. and World coins, including everything from
generic type coins to individual die varieties.
According to CoinFacts President Ron Guth, "The
new CoinFacts Wiki is a tremendous way to
capture the facts, stories and anecdotes about
individual coins that might otherwise be lost to
history or published in obscure places. Users
will now have access to the collective knowledge
of thousands of collectors and dealers, many of
whom have specialized knowledge of great value.
The public CoinFacts Wiki differs from the
traditional CoinFacts website (www.coinfacts.com)
in that proprietary information such as the PCGS
Population Report and PCGS Price Guide will not
The CoinFacts Wiki is supported by the resources
of Collectors Universe and the expertise of the
CoinFacts Board of Experts. The CoinFacts Wiki
is free, fun, intuitive, easy to use and ready
for input today.
"PCGS is very pleased to sponsor the new
CoinFacts Wiki" said Don Willis, PCGS President.
"This is an amazing format because it's open and
so easy to use. We see a lot of numismatic
knowledge shared today via our message boards.
Now through the CoinFacts Wiki, this information
can be easily preserved, shared and collaborated
upon. I am sure the new CoinFacts Wiki will
become a very popular resource for dealers,
seasoned collectors and novices alike."