Showing posts with label coin catalog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coin catalog. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2017

77,777 Coins On Colnect!

Colnect Coin category has been growing at a rapid speed and today we have reached the hypnotizing mark of
77,777 coins!

50 Pence (The Red Dragon of Wales), Numismatic Product, Jersey, 2013, Colnect catalog

Less than 6 months ago we celebrated a milestone of 66,666 coins. Since that time 11,111 coins in total have been added to our catalog. Just think of it; collectors from all over the world each day have contributed to Colnect about 62 coins!

20 Cents, Standard Circulation, Swaziland, 1974, Colnect catalog

You can find coins from the farthest corners of the world in our Coin catalog. There are coins from 404 contries, minted by 397 mints, with the face value of 1370 different currencies, and 41 shapes.

100 Córdobas (U.S. Bicentennial), Numismatic Product, Nicaragua, 1975, Colnect catalog

The impressively fast growth Colnect coin catalog is a result of immense work and dedication of the coordinators, Angelo Parla [angelo13] and Hernán Bofill [hbofill12], and all editors and contributors of the category.

½ Penny, Standard Circulation, Ireland-Hibernia, 1805, Colnect catalog

Colnect has been built by collectors for collectors and any help is much appreciated. Interested to start helping out your fellow collectors? Read our Contributors guide and fill out our Contributor application.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

100,000 Collectors 110,000,000 Inventory Items Now on Colnect

We have reached a perfect score! The Colnect members community has expanded to a perfect 100,000 Collectors.
100,000

We have been counting up to this milestone in a rising pace, starting way back in August 2009, just a few thousands, then going up - 11,111, then it took us a year to reach the next step 20,020, climbing to 33,333, 40,004, 50,505, passed the wicked 66,666 to 70,707 and now we are doing a great leap, skipping a few steps ahead into the nice and round 100,000.

"20 Dollars (Black-eyed Susan)" 2010 Canadian coin, new on the Colnect catalog
These 100,000 collectors all manage their collections on Colnect, which has brought the total amount of items in the Colnect inventories lists to a whopping 110,000,000 items! Each item on this list is a collectible piece someone has, wants to swap or is interested in. That is a satisfyingly great collecting power.

"Football Party" 1953 USA commuter card, new on the Colnect catalog
A significant part of the community are the contributors, Currently there are over 800 active contributors on Colnect, each helping in their own way into building and perfecting the Colnect catalogs. Would like to join in and contribute to Colnect? Learn more on the Colnect Contributor Guide.
"Algarve. Rocha beach" 1988 Portuguese postcard, new on the Colnect catalog
The contributors are doing great work and the catalogs have been flourishing, each catalog reaching new and impressive milestone of size and quality. The Stamps catalog has surpassed 500.500 Stamps just in the last month. All numismatic catalogs have been perfecting their art. All catalogs have expanded and are looking beautiful.

"Order of the Württemberg Crown Commander with Star" 1818 German medal, new on the Colnect catalog
We're proud of this community and glad to see how far Colnect has come since it's inception. Colnect only develops as it's community does. Every new collector affects the catalog and community and makes it better.

"Rodenbach" Belgium beer coaster, new on the Colnect catalog
We're excited to see this vivid and bustling activity on Colnect and appreciate all who participate and all those who help make it happen. We wish fun collecting to everyone, see you on the next milestone!
"You're Great!" 2015 USA gift card, new on the Colnect catalog

Friday, February 6, 2015

Numismatics Delight

Making numismatists around the world happy, we are proud to announce some important milestones on our catalogs. The Colnect catalogs are breaking records and shooting out 5 pointed stars!

Our Coin catalog now lists 50,005+ coins. The coins catalog has also further developed on the presentation side, showing more detailed information in better ways. Rim, Orientation and Shape have been added to the catalog as well as support for Ancient Coins.

250 Afghanis (Snow Leopard), new on the Colnect Coins catalog
Our Banknote catalog now lists 55,555+ banknotes. The banknotes was reinforced with the help of a new co coordinator, and so promises to reach more milestones even quicker and with better quality of information.

1889 3 Russian Rubles, new on the Colnect catalog  
Our Decorations catalog now lists 15,051+ medals and decorations. This category has also gone through a fairly recent improvement of changing the definition from only "Medals" to "Medals and Decorations".

24-th Conference (Ag) of the Hungarian Coin Collectors Association commemorative medal, new on the medals and decorations Colnect catalog 
Our Tokens catalog is getting closer to listing 5,000 tokens.

Bitcoin MJB 2013, new on the Colnect catalog
But it's not only about the size of the catalogs, but the quality of information in them. We've been adding more data fields and many editors have helped updating data in an organized fashion. You can follow up on all discussions and progress on the Colnect forums.

Colnect supports very powerful navigation to help you find what you're looking for and have an overview of related items. Start browsing now and see all filters, search and organization options.

As hundreds of volunteers continue to help make Colnect what it is, you are welcome to join the effort to make Colnect better for collectors worldwide. Learn more on how you can help here.

We'd like to thank for the wonderful contribution and dedication of all our numismatics contributors, editors and coordinators who make all this beauty possible.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Continent Division in Country Lists !NEW!

As part of the latest efforts to make the browsing of the Colnect catalog even more swift and intuitive, now all Country lists have been divided into Continents on quick on-page tabs, so you can rush past all irrelevant information on the way to your wanted collectible items.



As in all the other lists on Colnect, you can also use the Quick-Filter box. Just start typing into the yellow search box and see how the list quickly adjusts and shortens to include only options you may be interested in.

This continent division is, of course, optional and you can still view all countries in the regular list format if you prefer it.

Combined together these options make for not only fast searches, but also for convenient view of the Country List pages, with no scrolling down needed, just a click or a type.

Try it out now and let us know what you think! Come on, search for something... :)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Face Values Lists - Easily find your item by its Face Value !NEW!

Following a lot of discussions and work, the Face Values Lists are now publicly available. Look at your item, now at the face values list, now back at your item, now back at the screen - you've found your item :)

Colnect has been working to make browsing the catalog as comfortable to use as possible. Now you can find the item you are looking for at a glance. If you have a stamp and can read its value and perhaps another detail, you're more likely to quickly locate it on Colnect. Also, if you want to know how many coins with a face value of 5 you have, simply add the "Face Values" filter.

Together with the option of the Quick-Filter, hitting your desired item is made even easier. Use the quick-filter search box to quickly shrink your list to include only the values you may be interested in. This option is available on all Colnect list pages.

Coin Face Values list


The Face Values lists can be seen by clicking "Face Values" under any of these categories -
Stamps face values
Phonecards face values
Transportation tickets face values
Gift cards face values
Banknotes face values
Coins face values
Functional cards face values
Tokens face values
Lottery tickets face values

So browse away, and enjoy the hunt for your favorite items. Once you've done that - let us know what you think of the new feature! Like it as it is? Want to see any changes made to it? Simply adore it? Fire away.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Colnect: Goodbye 2012 - Welcome 2013!

This past year has been a year of many additions, from collectible categories, through features to the very inner workings of the system for Colnect. Colnect has grown, both as a community and as a catalog, network and website, and with it it learned, improved and bettered itself. Just as 2012 begins and ends with the number 2 which symbolizes togetherness, Colnect began and is ending it's year peaking with it's greatest strength - cooperation.
Many collectible categories joined the Colnect ranks in 2012, to proudly represent and cater to all their collectors. Categories such as Pocket Calendars, Sugar Packets, Lego Sets, Stickers and Trading Card Games are each now holding their place with a respectable catalog of their own. All these categories were established by collectors and with collectors that initiated, maintained and contributed to make it all happen.

Year 2013 Pocket Calendar, from the Colnect Catalog
Some categories are in the works now, to be made public in this coming year of 2013, such as Drink Labels, Medals, Video Games and Functional Cards. All collectors interested are welcome to join and contribute to the new categories by contacting the respective category coordinators. We wish all these categories and their coordinators luck and success in the new year. All the process of construction of new categories has been available since this year on the new "New Categories" forum, where everyone cam follow new suggestions of categories and suggest some of their own.
Year 2013 Pocket Calendar, from the Colnect Catalog
The Colnect community itself has been increasing in size, as more and more collectors are discovering all the advantages it offers. Only last month Colnect marked it's latest milestone of 40004 collectors registered. The community members have also been reaching out to each other more on the personal level, and were afforded the comfortable opportunity to in the new Meetings and Events forum.
Year 2013 Pocket Calendar, from the Colnect Catalog
The expanding catalogs have been benefiting from the many generously active helping hands of collectors around the world, and have also marked milestones of their own. The Stamps category reached 300303 Stamps, the Coins category now superseded it's previous milestone of 30003 Coins, while the Phonecards category has achieved the number of 400004 items on it's catalog.

Year 2013 Pocket Calendar, from the Colnect Catalog
Possibly the most important and influential changes introduced to Colnect are in the added features and the improvement of the system. Colnect has been working to make itself smoother, more accessible, easier and friendlier to use. New features included the valuable Best Matches option, the Colnect Item Score for collectible items and the 5 Star Contribution system.

Year 2013 Pocket Calendar, from the Colnect Catalog
The most exciting part of this changing year is that 2013 is sure to bring with it much more revolutionary changes, improvements and many more very welcome additions. Already now we are expecting great potential from the results of the work on the Colnect API, the New Method to Add Items and Colnect Marketplace.

Year 2013 Pocket Calendar, from the Colnect Catalog
Thank you to all are continuously helping to realize such a wonderful, useful and effective tool for collectors of so many items around the world. There is no room to thank each one individually, but we hope this will be a great year for each one of you and for all of us together.
Happy New Year 2013 !

Thursday, April 26, 2012

30,003 Coins Marks New Colnect MILESTONE!

As one of the premier coin collecting enterprises online, Colnect celebrates its coin catalog database reaching the 30,003 coin plateau today.



It is you, the Colnect collectors, that continue to bolster the vast archives with exceptionally extraordinary collectibles and artifacts that should be proud of this great achievement. Colnectors can now find and view over thirty thousand different coins within the Coin Category for trade, studying, or just plain enjoying.

We must also give credit where it's due and recognize angelo13 and rubycored for their excellent work as coordinators since our last achievement of 22,222 coins. See how to help contribute to the cause here.

Look and marvel at the beauteous piece, the bronze color and the gorgeous imagery on the Vienna issued Austrian five Euro coin.



Nowhere is such a vast array of unique, rare, and exceptionally lovable collections. Colnect embraces its users who offer up their precious valuables for viewing.

Remember that it is through your work, your diligent collecting, and your vigorous online connecting that the world gets to share and embrace all of the wonderful collectibles here on Colnect.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Five Star System of Contribution Implemented

Here at Colnect there is a new way to recognize the great collaborators that have made our catalogs as amazing as they are: there is now a Five Star Contribution attribution for dedicated Colnectors!



Recommendations for stars come from the Colnect coordinators and are awarded by our community manager iflvico and by our translations manager BrunosapiJens.

Though the Star System is hard to give guidelines for, it can be defined as a rewards system that attempts to estimate the amount of assistance given by volunteers on Colnect. If a member adds 1000 items with little information and another adds 100 items with excellent details, then they might get the same star treatment.

The general guidelines for the three star system were based on an estimate of how many hours the collector gave in helping Colnect (or how many hours the coordinator would estimate the contribution to be worth):
1 star > 5 hours
2 stars > 50
3 stars > 200

Since achieving the last of the the previous Three Stars for recognition of contributions, Colnect has seen fit to expand the field to Five Star ratings, which can be seen on the many interesting collectors' profile pages. This should result in more stars being rewarded.




Colnect continues to grow because of the many dedicated members that arduously donate their time and energy to bolster the organization of the vast array of collectibles on our catalogs. There are numerous Colnectors that continue to organize, correct, and contribute to the many wondrous artifacts on Colnect, from the Cozel bottle cap's sheik red coloring of the Czech Republic top, to the evil Darth Maul's Star Wars gift card from Toys-R-us.




You can tune in to the ongoing forum about the Five Star Contribution system, and as always, please continue to collect and to revel in Colnecting!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

UNIQUE FEATURE: Colnect Item Score

Sink your teeth into the Item Scores! Colnect Item Scores are calculated for each collectible and even each seamless stamp with a bellowing tyrannosaurus dinosaur that, despite its detailed likeness, will not eat the rest of your collection (or so we hope).



The Item Scores help to attribute value and determine the rarity of the pieces collected and featured on our listings. The more that members desire an item, the higher the Item Score. On the other hand, the collectibles that are featured in many collections will have lower Item Scores, as they are less rare.

Members and visitors alike can also easily sift through the myriad treasures by an easy search method: there is a filter to look at items that are only of a Medium or higher accuracy rating or just High Accuracy. There are scores of items that are uploaded onto Colnect, and the Item Score ensures whether or not these are accurate, allowing for Colnectors to more easily determine what they want to look at.

This is made apparent on this look at a search of the highest scoring stamps with at least Medium accuracy.You can view and comment on the announcement in the forum for the Item Score.



Colnect users can sort any List by the Item Score. Finding hard-to-find collectibles, from coins, to stamps, to bank notes has just gotten a lot easier.

Be sure to tune in to the forums and cast votes. The archives, catalogs, and collections are here to be enjoyed.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Anniversary of the Barbie Doll - February 13 - Today in History Through Collectibles

Many of the items that collectors on Colnect collect are in fact associated with certain historical events that have taken place over time. This applies especially to Stamps, Phone Cards, Coins and Banknotes. To commemorate these special historical events, countries release special issues of these items that depict images and information relevant to these events.

Through our “Today in History Through Collectibles” Blog we will highlight special events in history by featuring Collectible items from our Colnect Catalogs that are associated with historical events that took place on specific days in history.


One of the most recognized toys and doll personalities of all time first went on sale on this day, February 13, in 1959.



There is some dispute as to whether the Barbie doll was born on the February date or in March of the same year, but what is certain is that she appeared at the 1959 American international Toy Fair and that her cozy size, long models' legs and her flowing hair made Barbie an instant staple in American consumer's and collector's homes alike, and Colnect recognizes the fifty-third anniversary of her first going on sale with a rare one dollar silver coin from Tuvalu. The gorgeous coin is a fiftieth anniversary issue and is one of a mint of only twenty thousand.



Barbie, the fashion doll, became Mattel's figurehead since her inception, and the company made the Barbie doll not only a fun toy for people to dress up in myriad clothes that could be bought, but also held themes and limited runs putting Barbies in the collectible categories of the world.

The smooth round Barbie coin was made in the Perth mint in Australia and it features a dead-on likeness of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and Barbie Fiftieth Anniversary on the other. Most of the coin is silver, but the Barbie side does have a cloud of pink to infuse the famous doll with one of her favorite colors.

Colnect provides many categories for collectibles that are rare and valuable, and the Tuvalu Barbie silver coin is no exception.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 27 Celebrates the Birth of Austrian Composer Mozart - Today in History Through Collectibles

Many of the items that collectors on Colnect collect are in fact associated with certain historical events that have taken place over time. This applies especially to Stamps, Phone Cards, Coins and Banknotes. To commemorate these special historical events, countries release special issues of these items that depict images and information relevant to these events.

Through our “Today in History Through Collectibles” Blog we will highlight special events in history by featuring Collectible items from our Colnect Catalogs that are associated with historical events that took place on specific days in history.


January 27, 1756 was one of the most pivotal days in the history of humankind, as perhaps the world's greatest musical composer Wolfgang Mozart was born into our beautiful earth.



Amongst the many historical treasures that Colnect's collectors feature are actual artifacts into the past. Here we have a 1931 Austrian silver piece coin that was issued on January 27, 1931 to mark the 175th anniversary of Mozart's birth.

Coins have long been collectible because they are in fact monies with inherent value, and the precious metals used to craft them often rise in value with age. This gorgeous silver piece comes from Mozart's birthplace of Austria and details the key dates 1756-1931.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most influential and innovative classical music composers of the Classical Era. His art is treasured today, and this two schilling (Mozart) coin is a valuable homage to the man whose head is detailed on the shining silver surface.

Colnect culminates history and rarities to make up a great catalog of collectibles that are welcome in the hearts of collectors.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Coin Catalog Displays 22,222+ Coins for Coin Collectors

Good news coin collectors!

Our coin catalog currently displays over 22,222 coins for our coin collectors. This growth in coin collectibles could only mean more possibilities just for you. Our coin collectors can now enjoy larger variations at a bigger scale. Let us all hope for a fast growth for the months to come. With more collectors flocking on Colnect, more milestones wouldn't be far from reach.



GRAB THE LATEST ONES NOW!


Stuff your coin collections with more coin collectibles. Always check whatever you have and whatever you don't have. You can also try searching for the newly added coins. Make sure to get everything in your wishlist.

We would like to grab this opportunity to thank Angelo Parla [angelo13] for his endless efforts and remarkable contributions in managing our coin catalog. Our gratitude also goes to every coin collector who has contributed over time. You are always a part of every milestone that we achieve. :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Over 20,000 Coins on Colnect's Free Catalog



Colnect's free, extensive catalogs achieved a new milestone this weekend, as more than 20,000 coins from around the world have now been published. These continual catalog additions and improvements ensure that Colnect collectors have the widest variety of items to choose from in managing their collections and making exchanges with others. Colnect's catalogs operate under wiki-like principles, meaning trusted collectors can add their own personal collections onto the site and make any necessary changes or updates. We would like to thank all of our volunteer contributors who help keep our catalogs growing and provide the entire Colnect community with the best collection experience possible.

Russia currently features the largest coin collection on Colnect with over 1,000 items, followed closely by Poland at just below the 1,000 mark. Every continent is well-represented with at least hundreds of coins on display.

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