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World coin collecting / New Exact Change YouTube Channel
« on: June 04, 2018, 12:59:18 PM »
We’ve just set up a YouTube channel to stream Exact Change videos and we started it off with a fun little video about the cold war and it’s affect on coinage.   Please take a look and be sure to give it a thumbs up in order to help us really launch this new channel.
Coinage of the Cold War:

Technical support / Re: Mac High Sierra Version - Possible Problem
« on: May 28, 2018, 09:26:11 PM »

I have a solution to send to you, but I can't seem to find an email related to this so I'm not sure who to send the file to.  Please drop me an email and I'll send that right off.

Technical support / Re: Mac High Sierra Version - Possible Problem
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:13:22 PM »
Hi, can you send me a copy of the user.ecp file?  A collection file with the user-defined series included would also help.  If you attach them to an email and send it to, I will look into it.

Technical support / Re: Jim Thorpe 2018 Dollar
« on: May 12, 2018, 08:02:21 PM »
If you have “Auto add new coin types” turned off (under “Options” in the “File” menu) then that will keep the program from popping up a message about adding any new coin types found in the new price list.  You can right-click on “United States” or “Entire Collection” and choose “Update this series” to add in those new coin types.

U.S. coin collecting / Re: Newest coins - why no way to enter?
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:50:14 PM »
I think perhaps I’ve misunderstood your initial question then; this is something different than I was picturing.  I see that you’re online right now and I’m in the office now (and will be until 2am) so if you’d like to chat via phone, that may be a far faster way to clarify this and get to the bottom of it.

The number here is (707)987-4499.  If you're writing from outside the U.S., just let me know.

Technical support / Re: is a 64-bit Mac version under consideration
« on: April 24, 2018, 09:26:31 PM »
Yes, we’ll have an announcement about it in the near future.  There are some really big projects in the works now (new databases and such) so we’re just looking to do an orderly rollout.

U.S. coin collecting / Re: Newest coins - why no way to enter?
« on: April 24, 2018, 09:21:45 PM »
2018 is listed in the mint and proof sets; I just downloaded the price list and confirmed that.  So, I’m wondering if, when you’re downloading the price list and it pops up with the list of countries, do you have United States checked in the list?  It remembers your previous selections and defaults to that, so if it got unchecked along the way, that’d basically be turning of updates to that particular price list.

Technical support / Re: Price List Reports
« on: April 14, 2018, 05:57:56 PM »
I'm here all day and will be here until around 3am; call any time at (707)987-4499.  We don't have a message about the program not being optimized so I would imagine that's actually a message from another program.

Technical support / Re: Price List Reports
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:21:54 PM »
In the first image below, I’ve circled the “Value” column (though I don’t know if this is the same report you’re looking at)  Are you just not seeing values in that column or are you also not seeing values on the “Coins” page (the value circled in the second image)?  I’m not seeing an issue with the values field on the report but it won’t show a value if the coin doesn’t have a value on the “Coins” page.  For example, if a coin doesn’t have a grade assigned or if that coins price is based on melt value but the melt value has not been set (these are just a couple of examples) then the program would not have all the information it needs to assign a value.  I think it’d be easier to get to the bottom of this if we spoke via phone; I’m available at (707)987-4499 if you’d like to do that.

World coin collecting / Venezuelan Bolivar revaluation
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:31:04 PM »
Yesterday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announce that Venezuela will revalue the Bolivar at a rate of 1000 to 1, basically just chopping three zeros off any monetary figure.  The new notes, which should begin circulating on June 4th, are intended to address that country’s hyperinflation.  Had he consulted Exact Change, he’d have seen many instances where this has been attempted but led only to further inflation (for example, Turkey, Greece, Zimbabwe and, yes, Venezuela).  The current exchange rate for the Bolivar is .0020 cents.

Technical support / Re: Price List Reports
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:15:19 PM »
When you say you’re trying to create a list, do you mean that you’re trying to create a custom report with the report editor, or just trying to print one of the reports?  Also, are you using High Sierra or an earlier version of the Mac OS?

Technical support / Re: Creating NJ copper Database
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:55:56 PM »
The pricing page automatically sorts by Year, then Mint and then Variety.  This is done so that if you add a new column you don’t have to manually insert it in the correct order to move it yourself.  In some cases, though, that may not be exactly what you want.  We ran into the same thing in the Presidential Dollar series; we don’t want the 2007-D James Madison to come before the 2007-D Thomas Jefferson.  In that case, we wanted the presidents to be listed in the order they served.  So, we added their numerical order to the beginning of their name (i.e. “1: George Washington”).  If you can provide an example of three or four Year/Mint/Variety entries, I’m sure we could figure from that how best to address your question.

The new structure for the Seated Halves a while ago does cause a bit of a stir for this reason; we really should have subdivided it right from the start but nearly 20 years ago when we laid out that structure, we did not envision that the database would expand so much and grow to this level.

Anyway, the tracking function can be used to move these coins to the new subcategories.  To do this, mark as tracked all of the coins to be moved (place a check in the box labeled “Tracked” on the coins page).  If you sort the coin grid by date, all of the coins to be moved will be consecutive so you can select the whole range of coins and click the “Tracked” checkbox once to check them all (if you want to get fancy).  Once that’s done, just right-click (on the series editor) on the series that you want to move those coins to; in the menu that appears is an option labeled “Moved tracked coins here” and that will do what you want.

If that sounds complicated, I would be happy to walk you through it over the phone if you wish.  Our number is (707)987-4499

U.S. coin collecting / Re: Newest coins - why no way to enter?
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:11:10 PM »
There are actually three types of updates you can download; program updates, price list updates and image updates.  Rather than lumping these all into one download option, we separated it so that you can have more control over what you want to download.  For example, some people who've made a lot their own of changes to a particular price list don't want to download our price list and have it overwrite theirs.  There are so many images that it can take a while to download them, especially if your internet connection isn't great.  Therefore, you may want to download a new version of the program without having to, at the same time, download gigabytes of image data.

Anyway, it sounds like you downloaded the program update but what you'll need to do to see the 2018 data is download the current price lists.  In the "Tools" menu, under "Check for updates", select "Download current price lists".  If you download images, you'll get the images of the 2018 coins.  All of the 2018 coins currently in the database (from any country) are imaged in the image library.

Technical support / Re: Today's Upgrade
« on: February 27, 2018, 04:14:35 PM »
Yes, the update includes a copy of the Redir.ini file because some people haven’t yet got downloaded that file; one of the complications that arise because some people skip over a number of updates.  I’ll remove that file from future updates since missing that file has no negative impact unless you’re redirecting files.

Change the very first line of your Redir.ini file from [Directorys] to [Directories] and that’ll resolve the redirection issue.  I got called out for the spelling issue though I’m not entirely certain that “Directories” is right in this case.  Anyway, that change will make the file work.

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