The Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic database started in 1989 as part of a master’s dissertation. It was greatly expanded for my PhD, and then again for subsequent publications especially my book in 2007. The database was a personal research database, and hoards which fulfilled my personal research objectives were targeted. In 2011, I was approached by the late Rick Witschonke with a view to making the data available via the American Numismatic Society’s website. I was initially reticent as the data had not been collected with a view to being a resource database. This paper reviews how the online database has been received and used, and then outlines the development of the database since 2013 and the differences between versions 1 and 2 of the online resource.