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by CaptainsLogs - Proposal to use a coin ID tag, cID: for optimal use in Googling

Have you ever lost time in Googling a coin on the basis of its Davenport or KM catalog reference? The string DAV 8585 has way too many hits. Whose fault is that? It is not Google, it us! There is not enough information in the codes. What is easy and brief to jot down on a coin holder becomes a small and uninformative fragment of information on internet. If we would just systematically put a tag 'cID:' for coin ID front of a common coin code, and glue the items together with a '-', Google will have indexed that within a few months. So instead of finding the optimal language and permutation of the word coin, mint, munt, muenze and a Davenport number, you just Google for the cID:bookcode-coincode. Help the machine, it knows less about context than humans do, thereby serving the latter.

Examples

usual standard coin ID
Dav#4332 cID:Dav-4332
KM-22 cID:KM-22
Delm. 971 cID:Delm-971
Scholten#123 cID:Scholten-123
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