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Feature suggestion: List the coin series in the entry

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This message aims at: suggesting an idea to improve Numista

Display the currency name on coin pages
Status: Implemented
Votes: 3
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QuentinC
Joined: 1-Feb-2018
Posts: 8
Hi everyone,

When you search for a coin, eg I just looked for a Polish 1 złoty from 1990: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/index.php?r=1+Z%C5%82oty+1990&p=1&x=0&y=0

The series information is included in a heading before the listings, eg:

Poland - Third złoty (1949-1994)
100 Groszy = 1 Złoty

However, once you go into a listing, that information is not there, eg:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces19847.html

I think it would be helpful to have those two lines repeated in the listing somewhere for easy reference.

Quentin.
numinis
Joined: 19-Aug-2015
Posts: 314
If you hover over the abbreviation PLZ that is shown in the blue rectangle at the individual coin page, you will see "Third złoty (1949-1994) (Poland)". But the information that 100 Groszy = 1 Złoty is missing and I strongly suggest it to make easily available. With this particular example it is not that hard, but if you want to know that in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia in 1815-1862 when the Scudo was used the units were 100 Centesimi = 1 Lira • 6 Lire = 1 Scudo • 40 Lire = 1 Sovrano, it is really difficult to find this information quickly.
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CassTaylor
Joined: 30-May-2014
Posts: 8551
Agreed, and supported. :`

It must be pretty confusing to the average user unused to complex monetary systems and obscure units, to get their head around an old currency.
QuentinC
Joined: 1-Feb-2018
Posts: 8
Ah I hadn't actually noticed that - I'd seen the full reference title when you hover over it, but hadn't paid enough attention to the monetary unit underline.

Re having the information about sub-units, there are plenty of examples where units have changed over time but with the same or similar names - UK coinage changing over to decimal for instance.
Status changed to Accepted (Xavier, 30-Jan-2019, 10:03PM)
Status changed to Implemented (Xavier, 1-Oct-2019, 10:05PM)
Xavier Site admin
Joined: 16-Jan-2007
Posts: 3960
Hello,
The currency is now displayed on coin pages.
QuentinC
Joined: 1-Feb-2018
Posts: 8
Thanks Xavier, looks great!

I appreciate all you do for the community.

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