Heritage Auctions Offers New Online Photo Feature

PCGS TrueView and NGC PhotoVision provide enhanced photographic view of coins

Examples of coin photographs in holders and through the high-quality photography of third-party grading companies.

DALLAS, Texas (June 12, 2019) – Heritage Auctions is providing bidders and consignors with an exciting new view of world and ancient coins through its high-quality photograph feature.

The leading auction company partnered with third-party grading companies PCGS and NGC to offer the companies high-quality coin photos through the PCGS TrueView and NGC PhotoVision programs, whenever those photos are available for all internet auction lots. Previously, coins featured on the site were Heritage’s in-house photos of the encapsulated coins.

Detailed View of Coins

The high-resolution photographs from PCGS and NGC are views of the coins outside of the protective cases. This results in a clearer and more accurate depiction of the coins’ surfaces and toning while at the same time reducing glare or any marks that may be on the plastic holder.

PCGS takes TrueView images for all of its world coins, and NGC will take PhotoVision photos of all world and ancient coins submitted by Heritage Auctions, at no added cost to HA consignors.

“This feature represents a significant upgrade in the quality of photographs our consignors and clients will see on HA.com,” Heritage Auctions Executive Vice President Cris Bierrenbach said. “We estimate that within six months, as many as 50% of all lots in our weekly, monthly and Signature Internet auctions will have these exceptional high-resolution photographs, which only will increase bidders’ confidence that they are pursuing exactly what they see on our website.”

Beneficial for Bidding

As all collectors and dealers know, not all coins at the same grade level are necessarily equal. The numerical grade assigned to each coin by the grading service remains an important feature, but the improved photographs on HA.com will allow collectors to make more confident, better-informed decisions about the bids they make, especially on high-quality coins that deserve a premium for the grade because of exceptional eye appeal.

Heritage Auctions is the world’s leading auctioneer of World and Ancient Coins. Heritage will present the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money World Coins Platinum Night Auction Aug. 25 in Chicago and on HA.com.

For more information, visit www.ha.com or call 877-HERITAGE (437-4824).


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