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NGC Coin Details - Slick Smartphone App posted by DrDarryl

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Fun with my smartphone ... Even scans a laptop screen image


The "NGC Coin Details" app is a wonderful certification verification tool (used on Samsung GALAXY S III). The bar code scanner is terrific (saves time from manually typing in the lengthy NGC certification number).


I checked out many of my NGC encapsulated coins in my collection today and was very impressed. Most did not show an image but did verify its certification.


On a whim I scanned the bar code of a coin from my laptop screen. It worked!


The result is in the picture below. One can also zoom in on the either the obverse or reverse for a closer inspection of the coin. It seems an image will only be shown if the coin's owner requested an image during the coin's certification process.


For my "release ceremony" coin, I did order images and it did appear via the app.


The app also stores a history of the coins that was scanned. It also provides features found at the full NGC website (coin specifics, varieties, price guide and auctions).


I now have a smartphone tool to verify NGC certified coins displayed on my computer screen or while holding the coin in my hand.


My "NGC Coin Details App" rating:


5 out of 5 stars



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I agree 100% with you. I have noticed, however, that the NGC FMF of the certified coins often are not posted. This is a vital aspect of this app., especially in regards doing a bid with an on-line auction site. Overall, I rate this app extremely high.


Great for Ebay and other internet sites.




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I've found the same thing, that often prices are not available on the app and that is frustrating. It would also be helpful to be able to check registry points for a coin. Overall a great improvement over the first offering though, good app!

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