PCGS 2018 Set Registry Awards

by Professional Coin Grading Service….

For sixteen years, the PCGS Set Registry has been awarding top sets. Just fifteen sets were recognized in 2002 and every year since then the numbers of outstanding sets has grown. This year, a record 291 sets and collections are receiving top honors. It is no wonder considering there are now over 92,000 sets listed, 16,500 collectors participating, and 1,428,600 coins registered in active inventories.

Judging has become increasingly difficult because there are so many great sets registered.  Think about the fact that nearly 37,000 of these sets have a completion factor in the 90-100% range. 136 countries are represented and within those countries there are 6,825 categories from which to choose. The statistics are impressive. The PCGS Set Registry has become the foremost online destination for collectors from around the world.

The PCGS Set Registry also recognizes the sets that, although are not platinum or gold winners, are number one in their category and at least 95% complete. This year there are 6,801 “Best of the Registry” winners, another record number.

Many sets in the Registry have been ranked number one for ten years in a row. These sets are awarded the “Ten Year Anniversary” icon by their sets to recognize the owners of these collections for their commitment to their hobby.

2018 was an amazing year for the PCGS Set Registry. As the Registry grows, and more collectors assemble unique and high-quality sets, the passion and dedication continues to impress the judges. For all who participate in the Registry, thank you for making it so special.

 

2018 PCGS SET REGISTRY HALL OF FAME

HALL OF FAME COMPLETE U.S. COIN COLLECTION

D.L. Hansen

HALL OF FAME SPECIALIZED AREA COLLECTIONS

  • Amon Carter – Silver Dollars and Gold
  • Bernard Edison (R. Tettenhorst) – U.S. Half Cents
  • Dr. Edward Maris – NJ State Coppers
  • Howard R. Newcomb – Large Cents
  • Donald Groves Partrick  – Colonials

HALL OF FAME INDIVIDUAL SETS

  • J & L – Silver Commemoratives 144 Piece Mintmark & Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1892-1954)
  • David T. Miller and C. Ash Harrison (DT Miller by Ashmore) – Morgan Dollars Prooflike with
  • Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
  • Mitchell J. Spivack (Wondercoin) – Top 100 Modern Coins
  • Subway Tokens – Commemoratives Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1892-present)

To learn more about these inductees and HOF’ers from years past, please visit the PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame.

 

PLATINUM LEVEL

The Platinum level is awarded to the currently active sets and collections which have won gold awards five years in a row and continue to be ranked number one. Sets and collections achieving Platinum level status no longer compete for gold, but continue to dominate in their category. These sets will continue to receive Platinum for each year the sets are ranked number one.

  • ESM – U.S. Half Cents & Cents Complete Set with Major Varieties, Proof (1817-present)
    Jim McGuigan – Half Cent Collection (1793-1857)
  • ESM – Half Cents, Proof (1831-1857)
  • ESM -Large Cent Collection (1793-1857)
  • Castle Collection – Indian Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1859-1909)
  • Stewart Blay – Lincoln Cent Collection (1909-1958)
  • Gerald Forsythe – Buffalo Nickel Collection (1913-1937)
  • High Desert – Jefferson Nickels FS, Circulation Strikes (1938-1964)
  • Ray Overby – Jefferson Nickels FS, Circulation Strikes (1965-present)
  • Gerald Forsythe – Mercury Dimes FS, Circulation Strikes (1916-1945)
  • The Ohio Collector – Standing Liberty FH Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1916-1930)
  • Mitchell J. Spivack (Wondercoin) – Washington Quarters, Circulation Strikes (1932-Present)
  • Gerald Forsythe – Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection (1916-1947)
  • EBL III Collection – Franklin Half Dollars, Proof (1950-1963)
  • Caleb Clough (The Acadia Collection) – Kennedy Half Dollar Collection (1964-Present)
  • PDShad – Kennedy Half Dollar Collection (1964-Present)
  • David T. Miller and C. Ash Harrison (DT Miller by Ashmore) – Morgan Dollars Prooflike, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
  • Sonoran Monsoon – Susan B. Anthony Dollar Collection (1979-1981, 1999)
  • JE – Presidential Dollars First Day of Issue with Major Edge Errors, Circulation Strikes (2007-2011)
  • Don Kutz – Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold, Circulation Strikes (1908-1929)
  • Tom Bender – $3 Gold with Major Varieties and 1855-S, Proof (1854-1889)
  • Simpson – St. Gaudens $20 Gold, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932)
  • J. Michael Halwig M.D. (The Halwig Collection) – Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1982-present)
  • Fall River Collection – Utah Gold (Mormon 1849-1860)
  • Robert H. Lande – California Fractional Gold – Complete Collection, Period One
  • Just Having Fun – Philippines Collection (1903-1945)
  • Not Mint To Be—Pocketpiece – Silver Commemoratives 50 Piece Type Set, Low Ball (1892-1954)
  • Michael Hassler, Master Sergeant, USAF, Retired Combat Air Crew Member & Vietnam Veteran – Everyman Lincoln Cents (1909-1958)
  • Long Beach AU FH Set – Everyman Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
  • SWvdM – South African George VI Denomination Type Set, Proof (1937-1952)
  • RW – Israel Pruta Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1949-1957)
  • The Durdik Family Trust – Japanese Gold Denomination Type Set (1870-1932)
  • Hetman – Kazakhstan Silver 500 Tenge, Proof (2000-present)
  • Hetman – Kyrgyzstan Silver 10 Som, Proof (1995-present)
  • Evergreen – Austrian 25 Euro Silver Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (2003-present)
  • Caranett – Belgium Gold 20 Francs Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1865-1882)
  • Caranett – French 20 Francs Gold Angel, Circulation Strikes (1871-1898)
  • Larry Gray – German States 3 Mark Type Set, Proof (1908-1918)
  • Gene Maguire (Gene1865) – Irish 1/2 Crown Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1928-1967)
  • Caranett – Italy 20 Lire, Circulation Strikes (1880-1897)
  • The Sheffield Collection XIX – Swiss 1/2 Silver Franc, Circulation Strikes (1850-1967)
  • Spencer Collection – Bermuda Hogge Set, Proof (1989-1990)
  • Lantern Collection – Canadian Coins Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1858-1952)
  • Virginia Transplant – Cuban First Republic Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1915-1961)
  • Fernando A. Baez Guerrero – Haitian Silver 10 Gourdes, Proof (1967-1971)
  • J.D. Foster Collection – Mexican Silver Cap and Ray Peso Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1918-1945)

The following sets are being honored for being the best in their category. Their completeness and quality deserve recognition especially considering the level of competition now seen in the PCGS Set Registry.  Many of these sets have won in the past. Some are new recipients of the gold award. All are impressive.

BEST CLASSIC SETS 2018

  • Oliver Jung – Complete U.S. Type Set (1792-1964)
  • High Desert – Gold Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1933)
  • D.L. Hansen Collection – U.S. Coins Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1792-present)
  • Subway Tokens – Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1892-present)
  • High Desert – U.S. Half Cents & Cents Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-present)
  • KCV – U.S. Nickels Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1866-present)
  • Monte Weiner the BigMo Collection – Civil War Set with Gold (1861-1865)
  • ESM – Half Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1793-1857)
  • Jim McGuigan – Half Cents Die Variety Set by Cohen, Circulation Strikes (1793-1857)
  • High Desert – Large Cents with Major Varieties (With the four Ultra Rarities), Circulation Strikes (1793-1857)
  • ESM – Large Cents with Major Varieties, Proof (1817-1857)
  • The Foreside Collection – Flying Eagle Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1856-1858)
  • Douglas M. Wright, Jr. – Flying Eagle Cents Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1856-1858)
  • ESM – Indian Cents with Major Varieties, Proof (1859-1909)
  • The Ehreth Collection – Lincoln Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1959-Present)
  • AU_Hobby – Lincoln Cents Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1909-Present)
  • Simpson – Shield Two Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1864-1873)
  • Dan Cent – Shield Two Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1864-1872)
  • TDP (tompet38) – Three Cent Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1865-1889)
  • The Greenbrier River Collection – Shield Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1866-1883)
  • The Greenbrier River Collection – Liberty Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1883-1912)
  • The JDG Trust Collection – Buffalo Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938)
  • Tom Bender – Capped Bust Half Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1829-1837)
  • KDM – Capped Bust Half Dimes Die Variety Set by Logan-McCloskey, Circulation Strikes (1829-1837)
  • Tom Bender – Liberty Seated Half Dimes with Major Varieties & 1870-S, Circulation Strikes (1837-1873)
  • Link’s – Capped Bust Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1809-1837)
  • Stewart Blay – Barber Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1892-1916)
  • D.L. Hansen Collection – Barber Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1892-1916)
  • D.L. Hansen Collection – Mercury Dimes FB with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1916-1945)
  • Larry Martin – Mercury Dimes FB Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1916-1945)
  • Link’s – Capped Bust Quarters with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1815-1838)
  • 1TwoBits – Early Quarters Die Variety Set by A.W. Browning, Circulation Strikes (1796-1838)
  • Simpson – Liberty Seated Quarters, Proof (1858-1891)
  • Simpson – Barber Quarters, Proof (1892-1915)
  • Brian Ray (The Buckeye Collection) – Washington Quarters Basic Set, Proof (1936-Present)
  • Phillips Collection – Washington Quarters Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1932-1998)
  • Link’s – Early Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1794-1839)
  • Earlyhalves – Capped Bust Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1807-1839)
  • Link’s – Capped Bust Half Dollars Die Variety and Die State Set by Overton, Circulation Strikes (1807-1836)
  • Perfection – Liberty Seated Half Dollars Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1839-1891)
  • D.L. Hansen Collection – Barber Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1892-1915)
  • Ron Bauer – Walking Liberty Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proofs (1916-1947)
  • Bruce Morelan – Early Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-1803)
  • Perfection – Liberty Seated Dollars Basic Set, Proof (1858-1873)
  • Black Cat – Trade Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1873-1878)
  • Simpson – Trade Dollars, Proof (1873-1885)
  • IPS – Morgan Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
  • D.L. Hansen Collection – Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1878-1921)
  • M. E. Lesniewski – Peace Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1921-1935)
  • Just Having Fun – Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold, Proof (1908-1915)
  • Far East Eagle – Indian Head $10 Gold Basic Set, Proof (1908-1915)
  • Fox Collection – St. Gaudens $20 Gold with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932)
  • J & L – Silver Commemoratives 144 Piece Mintmark & Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1892-1954)

 

BEST MODERN SETS 2018

  • Mitchell J. Spivack (Wondercoin) – Top 100 Modern Coins
  • High Desert – Modern Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1950-present)
  • Goldminer’s Collection – U.S. Gold Complete Modern Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1980-present)
  • Goldminer’s Collection – U.S. Silver Complete Modern Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1971-present)
  • Atlantic Collection – Silver, Gold, Platinum & Palladium Eagles Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1986-present)
  • The Hot Chick Collection – Collectors Mint Set, Circulation Strikes (1970-2000)
  • D.L. Hansen Collection – Jefferson Nickels with Major Varieties, Proof (1938-present)
  • Buddy Byers (The Buckeye Collection) – Jefferson Nickels Basic Set, Proof (1938-1964)
  • Belle – Roosevelt Dimes Basic Set, Proof (1950-present)
  • The Diehl Collection – Washington Quarters Complete Variety Set with all Die Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Satin Finish (1999-Present)
  • Admiraladm – Washington Quarters Complete Variety Set, Proof (1999-present)
  • LOR – Franklin Half Dollars FBL Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1948-1963)
  • A Sourdough’s Cache – Franklin Half Dollars FBL Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1948-1963)
  • Golden Gate – Franklin Half Dollars FBL Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1948-1963)
  • Whitlock Collection – Kennedy Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1964-Present)
  • GDaD Ikes – Eisenhower Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1971-1978)
  • Mitchell J. Spivack (Wondercoin) – Eisenhower Dollars with Major Varieties, Proof (1971-1978)
  • The Richland Ikes – Eisenhower Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1971-1978)
  • Sonoran Monsoon – Sacagawea Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (2000-present)
  • Subway Tokens – Baseball Hall of Fame $5 HOFer Signature Set, Circulation Strikes (2014)
  • The Van Epps Collection – Silver Eagles Complete Set with First Strikes™ Circulation Strikes and Proof  (1986-Present)

 

BEST MINT AND PROOF SETS 2018

  • ErasmusHall – 1936-Present Mint Set
  • Merion Collection – 1906 Mint Set with Gold
  • Monte Weiner the MW12 Collection – 1865 Mint Set with Gold
  • High Desert – 1793 Mint Set
  • ErasmusHall – 1936-Present Proof Set
  • The Big Stone Collection – 1936-1942 Proof Set
  • Mountain Home Collection – 1880 Proof Set with Gold
  • Midsouthcoin – 1866 Proof Set
  • DNFT Man – 1950 Year Set

 

BEST COLONIALS, PRIVATE ISSUES & TERRITORIAL GOLD, PATTERN & MEDALS SETS 2018

  • Alamo Collection – Early American Coins and Tokens Basic Design Set (1616-1820)
  • Bill Berania – Philippines Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1903-1945)
  • Sixth Army Collection – Philippines Complete Classic Set, Circulation Strikes (1903-1945)
  • Simpson – Gobrecht Dollar Patterns Redbook Set (1836-1839)
  • Simpson – Amazonian Patterns – Gold (1872)
  • Cardinal Collection – Libertas Americana Medals
  • J & L – Norse American Commemorative Medals (1925)

 

BEST LOW BALL SETS 2018

  • Vinny Kid – Barber Quarters, Low Ball (1892-1916)
  • Chesapeake Collection – Barber Half Dollars, Low Ball (1892-1915)
  • Chesapeake Collection – Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Low Ball (1916-1947)
  • AU_Hobby – Morgan Dollars with Major Varieties, Low Ball (1878-1921)
  • Johnny Goldsmith (Pocket Change) – Morgan Dollar Top 100 Vam Set, Low Ball (1878-1921)
  • Mike Walker – Peace Dollars, Low Ball (1921-1935)

BEST EVERYMAN SETS 2018

  • Liberty Headdress – Everyman Indian Cents (1859-1909)
  • George’s Legacy – Everyman Liberty Nickels (1883-1912)
  • J. Dennis Kozimer (KozMc Mercs) – Everyman Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
  • Tom Sears MD – Everyman Capped Bust Half Dollars (1807-1839)
  • cornhusker collection GBR – Everyman Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
  • Sunshine State – Everyman Trade Dollars (1873-1878)
  • johnk1942 (3) – Everyman Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
  • Noledog – Everyman Peace Dollars (1921-1935)

BEST AFRICAN SETS 2018

  • Virginia Transplant – Angola Portuguese Colony Denomination Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1921-1974)
  • Richard K. LeVan (EML Collection) – Congo (The Republic) Gold T1, Proof (1965)
  • Virginia Transplant – Ghana Standard Coinage, Proof (1958)
  • Jbw – Rhodesia Republic Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1970-1977)
  • Jbw – Rhodesia & Nyasaland Penny, Circulation Strikes (1955-1963)
  • LB’S Hoard – South African 1 Ounce (100 Rand) Gold Natura, Proof (1994-Present)
  • Cannonball! – Southern Rhodesia Penny, Circulation Strikes (1934-1954)
  • Cannonball! – Southern Rhodesia 3 Pence, Circulation Strikes (1932-1952)

 

BEST ASIAN SETS 2018

  • Sportsnutsf – British Hong Kong 1000 Dollars Gold, Proof (1975-1986)
  • 孙克勤 Sun Keqin (Sun) – People’s Republic of China Old Three Flowers, Proof (1991-2000)
  • 孙克勤 Sun Keqin (Sun) – People’s Republic of China Commemoratives Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1984-Present)
  • 孙克勤 Sun Keqin (Sun) – People’s Republic of China Commemoratives Complete Set, Proof (1984-Present)
  • 孙克勤 Sun Keqin (Sun) – People’s Republic of China Commemoratives Complete Set, Specimen (1985-2005)
  • DMR Collection – Panda Silver 10 Yuan (1 oz) with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1989-2015)
  • YY江南两角 – China Kiangnan Province 20C, Circulation Strikes (1898-1911)
  • Virginia Transplant – China Manchoukuo 5 Fen, Circulation Strikes (1933-1945)
  • Anil Gupta – India Colonial British Denomination Type Set (1835-1947)
  • RW – Israel Pruta Denomination Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1949-1957)
  • Honeyco Collection – Japanese Sunburst 10 Sen, Circulation Strikes (1907-1917)
  • Kaizan 海山 and Raiden 雷電 一 圓 銀貨 Collection – Japanese Mutsuhito 1 Yen, Circulation Strikes (1870-1912)
  • Hetman – Kazakhstan Silver 100 Tenge, Proof (1995-present)
  • Hetman – Kyrgyzstan 1 Som, Prooflike (2008-present)
  • Joao de Brito Augusto – Macau Pataca, Circulation Strikes (1952-1985)
  • The J and D Fishman Collection – Palestine Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1927-1946)
  • Bill Berania (Modern Commemoratives) – Philippines Silver Commemoratives Basic Set (1947-1999)
  • Prof. Dato’ Dr. Selvaraj Y. Subramaniam (skandakumera) – British Sarawak Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1863-1941)

BEST EUROPEAN SETS 2018

  • TicklesCat – Austrian Silver Vienna Philharmonic 1.5 Euro, Circulation Strikes (2008-present)
  • GDH – Austrian Gold Vienna Philharmonic 10 Euro, Circulation Strikes (2002-present)
  • Geonaute – French 10 Centimes, Circulation Strikes (1914-1946)
  • Typetone – French 50 Centimes, Circulation Strikes (1897-1920)
  • Typetone – French Franc, Circulation Strikes (1898-1920)
  • Ribiere Pascal – French Centime, Circulation Strikes (1962-2001)
  • jhd2000 – French 5 Francs, Circulation Strikes (1970-2001)
  • Virginia Transplant (thush) – French Indo-China Colony Cent, Circulation Strikes (1885-1943)
  • Larry Gray – German States 3 Mark Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1908-1918)
  • Larry Gray – German States 3 Mark One From Each State, Proof (1908-1918)
  • CoinKing – German 25 Pfennig Basic Set, Proof (1909-1912)
  • The Sheffield Collection XIV – German 1/2 Mark Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1905-1919)
  • Virginia Transplant – German 50 Pfennig Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1919-1922)
  • Larry Gray – German 3 Reichsmark Commemoratives Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1925-1932)
  • Larry Gray – German 3 Reichsmark Commemoratives Date Set, Proof (1925-1932)
  • Talmar12 – German Third Reich 2 Reichsmark Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1933-1939)
  • CoinKing – German 10 Mark Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1966-1990)
  • jhd2000 – German Planck 2 Mark Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1957-1971)
  • jhd2000 – German 5 Mark Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1951-1974)
  • CoinKing – German 5 Mark Commemoratives, Proof (1952-1986)
  • Caranett – British Edward VII Sovereign Complete Mintmark Set, Circulation Strikes (1902-1910)
  • CB Gold Collection – British George V Sovereign Complete Mintmark Set, Circulation Strikes (1911-1932)
  • Threadgold Collection – British Elizabeth II Sovereign Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1957-present)
  • Wybrit – British Victoria Farthing Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1838-1901)
  • Paul Menzies Ltd. – British Elizabeth II Gold Five Pound Date Set, Proof (1990-present)
    The London Coin Company Ltd. – British Elizabeth II 2 Pounds Silver Britannia Date Set, Proof (1997-present)
  • Hermes – Greece Lepton Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1828-1879)
  • Hermes – Greece 5 Lepta Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1828-1971)
  • Hermes – Greece 10 Lepta Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1828-1973)
  • Eoin – Irish 3 Pence Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1928-1968)
  • Eoin – Irish 6 Pence Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1928-1969)
  • Eoin – Irish Shilling Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1928-1968)
  • Caranett – Netherlands 10 Gulden, Circulation Strikes (1875-1889)
  • Jorgetierno – Spain 25 Pesetas, Circulation Strikes (1876-1885)
  • Anteater Collection – Swiss 20 Gold Francs Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1883-1949)
  • Tryzub – Ukraine Commemoratives Complete Set Standard Coinage (1995-1996)
  • Tryzub – Ukraine Commemoratives Complete Set Reform Coinage (1996-Present)
  • Tryzub – Ukraine Bullion Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (2011-Present)

BEST NORTH AMERICAN SETS 2018

  • jhd2000 – Bahamas 2 Dollars, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1966-1981)
  • Lantern Collection – Canadian Coins Complete Set with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1953 to date)
  • Lantern Collection – Canadian Coins Complete Set with Varieties, Proof-Likes (1949 to date)
  • Lantern Collection – Canadian Complete Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1858-2012)
  • The Canadian Beaver Hunter Collection – Canadian Nickel Five Cents with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1922 to date)
  • Crowe Lake – Canadian Victoria Ten Cents with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1858-1901)
  • BB-MrSatki – Canadian Silver Dollars with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1935-1967)
  • Gene B. Collection – Canadian Silver Commemorative Fifty Cents, Proof (1995 to date)
  • Perth Collection – Newfoundland Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1865-1947)
  • Fernando A. Baez Guerrero – Dominican Republic Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1937-Present)
  • Fernando A. Baez Guerrero – Haitian Silver 100 Gourdes, Proof (1977-1981)
  • RFS Industries – Mexican Ferdinand VII (Draped Bust) 8 Reales, Circulation Strikes (1811-1821)
  • Charles A. McVey (Charlie’s Silver Pesos) – Mexican Silver Peso Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1866-1945)
  • J.D. Foster Collection – Mexican Gold 50 Pesos with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1921-1947)
  • Gabriel Bellman (Blazer Rip City Libertads!) – Mexican 1/4 Onza Silver, Proof (1992-present)
  • Timothy R. McCormick – Mexican Onza Silver, Circulation Strikes (1982-present)
  • santi66 – Panama 10 Balboas, Proof (1978-1999)
  • Antonio Dominguez (romanose05) – Panama 500 Gold Balboas, Proof (1975-1985)
  • Antonio Dominguez (romanose05) – 1904 Panamanian Proof Set
  • Antonio Dominguez (romanose05) – 1962 Panamanian Proof Set

BEST SOUTH AMERICAN SETS 2018

  • Errol Rojas (ticoviejo) – Peru Nuevo Sol CN Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (2010-present)

 

BEST OCEANIC SETS 2018

  • Timbertop – Australian 1/2 Pennies Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1911-1964)
  • Timbertop – Australian Pennies Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1911-1964)
  • Timbertop – Australian Shilling Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1910-1963)
  • Timbertop – Australian Florin Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1910-1963)
  • CB Gold Collection – Australian Complete Sovereign Set with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1855-1931)
  • Timbertop – Australian Five Cents, Proof (1966-present)
  • Timbertop – Australian Dollars with Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1984-present)
  • emu666 – Australian Twenty Cent Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1995-Present)
  • BCM Collection – Australian Fifty Cents Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1966-Present)
  • RidgeLine Coins – Australian Kookaburra Silver Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1992-present)
  • Cannonball! – Fiji Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1934-1968)
  • Ian Parsons – New Zealand 1/2 Pennies Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1940-1965)
  • George G. Fenton (kiwiusa) – New Zealand Pennies Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1940-1965)
  • James Heegeman (kiwiwally) – New Zealand Threepence Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1933-1965)
  • George G. Fenton (kiwiusa) – New Zealand Sixpence Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1933-1965)
  • George G. Fenton (kiwiusa) – New Zealand Shilling Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1933-1965)
  • George G. Fenton (kiwiusa) – New Zealand Florin Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1933-1965)
  • jhd2000 – Palau Dollar Marine Life Protection (1992-present)
  • StarEagle – Tuvalu Big Cat Cubs Wildlife Series Silver 50C, Proof (2016)
  • Energize – Tuvalu Star Trek Series (2015)

 

BEST MULTI-COUNTRY SETS 2018

  • CB Gold Collection – British Commonwealth Sovereigns Complete Set Victoria (Jubilee Head ), Circulation Strikes (1887-1893)
  • CB Gold Collection – British Commonwealth Sovereigns Complete Set Victoria (Veiled Head ), Circulation Strikes (1893-1901)
  • Brandywine Collection – Coin of the Year by Krause Publications (1982-present)
  • Layb’s Euros – Euro Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (2000)

 

BEST NEW SETS 2018

  • Martin Oulton (Cajun) – Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Proof (1909-1958)
  • Rglerdude – Lincoln Cents Complete Variety Set, Proof (1959-present)
  • D. L. Hansen Collection – Three Cent Silvers with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1851-1872)
  • The Halcyon Collection – Roosevelt Dimes FB Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1946-Present)
  • RSD – Barber Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1892-1916)
  • Insanity of a Privateer – Franklin Half Dollars Complete Variety Set, Proof (1950-1963)
  • Alangarytyler – Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Low Ball (1878-1921)
  • D.L. Hansen Collection – Eisenhower Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1971-1978)
  • Obession – Silver, Gold, Platinum & Palladium Eagles Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1986-present)
  • M. Young – Dakota Collection – 1897 Proof Set
  • Everyman Barber Dimes – Everyman Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
  • RareRounds TopPop World’s Finest – Egypt Occupation Coinage Silver Piastres, Circulation Strikes (1916-1920)
  • CWN – British Victoria Three Pence Maundy Set, Prooflike (1838-1901)
  • CWN – British Victoria Two Pence Date Set, Prooflike (1838-1901)
  • CWN – British Victoria Silver Penny Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1838-1901)
  • Richard G. Stevenson III – British Elizabeth II Shillings Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1953-1966)
  • Romaldkirk Collection – Canadian Elizabeth II Cents with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1953-2012)
  • The Great Silver Maple Leafs – Canadian Silver One Ounce Maple Leaf (1988 to date)

BEST DIGITAL ALBUM 2018

Cardinal Collection – Collectors Showcase – Tokens and Medals

To read the judges’ descriptions of the sets which have won major awards for 2018, please click here.

 

BEST OF THE REGISTRY CERTIFICATE WINNERS OF 2018

The owners of 6,801 sets will receive the “Best of the Registry” award icon by their set for being in the top spot and at least 95% complete (or in the case of large set compositions, those sets with 500 or more coins registered in one set). Certificates of Merit will be gladly printed and mailed at the winner’s request. If you are a “Best of the Registry” winner and would like to receive an award certificate, please email setregistry@collectors.com. In addition, let us know if you would like a different name printed on your certificate other than name you use for your set on the website.

To view the list of “Best of the Registry” winners for U.S. Coins, please click here.

To view the list of best of the Registry winners for World Coins, please click here.

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Sets which have held the number position for ten years in a row are honored with a 10 Year Anniversary icon. The recipients of this award will see the icons placed by their sets within the next two weeks. Click here to view this amazing list.

2019 AWARDS

Inductions into the PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame, and Platinum and Gold will be awarded to outstanding sets. In addition, “Best of the Registry” icons will be awarded to each set that is ranked number one with at a least 95% completion, or in the case of large set compositions, those sets with 500 or more coins registered. Note that the completion requirement may be waived if the judges deem a set worthy.

For more information on the 2019 PCGS Set Registry awards, please click here.
Congratulations to all the 2018 Set Registry Award winners!  Your collections continue to amaze us all.

Thank you for your participation in the PCGS Set Registry. We appreciate your enthusiasm and continued loyalty.

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