Coin World’s free application (known as an “app”) for the iPad is now live and can be obtained through Apple’s iTunes App Store at http://itunes.com/apps/coinWorldForIpad.
The free app offers rich content such as the News and Marketplace features that are available at Coin World’s website.
Also released today are two paid apps — Coin Values and Making the Grade.
The Coin Values app provides a new way to view and access coin values information for more than 65,000 values of U.S. coins.
The Making the Grade app is a digital version of the popular grading guide book of the same name. It provides high-resolution color images of a wide range of grades for the top 50 most widely collected series of U.S. coins. The iPad technology allows a viewer to select images of the various grades and pinch-and-zoom to see the precise details and also read the descriptions that pinpoint the critical areas used in determining a coin’s level of preservation or grade. It also contains color maps that depict the critical areas of a coin’s surface as well as high-points maps that designate critical areas to check for evidence of wear. ■