Numismatic Guarantee Corporation sent an email to customers announcing the launch of the NGC Coin Encyclopedia. The free online resource was developed by NGC Research Department, directed by David W. Lange.
The Coin Encyclopedia provides the history and stories behind each denomination along with NGC Photo Proof images. Each article has an extensive bibliography and a link to NGC’s census for each coin. Aside from circulation coins, entries exist for colonials, commemoratives, American Eagles, patterns and trial coins, and others.
While the resource is extensive for US Coins, the World Coin section only has a few sections for Canada, Great Britain, and South African gold coins. It gives the resource an area to grow.
It looks like a good resource. The layout is intuitive and easy to find the well written information. The search is helpful and the pictures of the various coins enhance each entry. NGC’s Coin Encyclopedia has been added to my bookmarks for future reference.