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Introducing the revamped GFRC Open Registry

Originally published on December 26 2016

Blog readers are invited to visit and explore this collector community module for competitive set publicity. The new Open Registry offers major enhancements with respect to the old style manual Open Registry. A primary goal was the direct collector management of their sets and removing me as a bottleneck in the Open Registry process. We've simplified the coin entry process and used overlapping coin entries between sets where possible. Matthew developed a system that is intuitive while providing considerable functionality and ease of use for average through advanced collectors.

The key goals include: Following is a brief tutorial for getting started. Collectors must create a GFRC account with email and password. You will receive a confirmation email for account setup and please save the confirmation email to access the password in the future. There is no automated software to re-issue new password if forgotten.

To get started, click on the new GFRC Login link located and input your email and password. This will be the access point for the GFRC Open Registry.

Once your account is established, the following screen appears. Please note the new header bar for links to GRC website functions. On the right (in black outline), is starting point for establishing an Open Registry set. On the left is the menu for accessing existing sets for editing.

On the below screen capture is an example of the access box for Liberty Seated dime sets. An entry into any one of these sets will population all sets.

On the following screen capture is the individual set entry screen. Matt has done an excellent job with an intuitive feel during data entry. He defined all applicable sets for each coin entry followed by adding grade, TPG type from selection menu or uncertified, TPG serial number and CAC approval level. Collectors can also add image link and commentary for each coin.

I would like to sincerely thank Matthew for the vast amount of development work necessary to build the revised GFRC Open Registry.

Please remember that the GFRC Open Registry is a free numismatic community project for expanding the hobby with development funding via your GFRC purchases. No other coin dealer invests in these types of module to expand the coin hobby. The existing PCGS and NGC Set Registries are now exclusive to their own products in order to drive more revenue/profit to support these type of functions.

Customer Feedback

Great job to you and Matthew for making the new GFRC Open Registry a reality! I have been anticipating the new Registry since first being mentioned in October and it did not disappoint. As a Seated Quarter collector, I believe the biggest problems with other Registry sites have been the ability to add coins of all certifications (including raw coins) and the lack of weighting given to rare dates. The GFRC Open Registry addresses these issues along with a CAC bonus. I have navigated through the new web pages and entered coins from my collection with ease. The site is user friendly and works well on my Chrome browser. I look forward to more added features that will link the For Sale List to the new Registry and recognize the time and effort needed to make all of this happen. Keep up the great work in making GFRC a huge asset to the Numismatic hobby!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Woodbridge Consigner