Even though this is a pay site for ALL of the benefits, http://www.NGCcoin.com/vpcategories.aspx
it appears that the photos (including closeups) are 'free' just for joining.
I included a .jpg snapshot of all of the benefits. If you click on the 4th line down entitled 'NGC Coin Explorer' at http://www.NGCcoin.com/MemberPortal...oinid%3d4421
you will find that this section includes for FREE
coin images, specifications, and detailed coin descriptions.
If you decide to join with this site, please let CCF know specifically what type of information you found to be most helpful.
I have not personally joined but would love to hear your opinion since this site appears to meet your needs initially mentioned.