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Top 100 Modern Coins: Wondercoins' Top 100 Modern Coins Set

Wondercoins' Top 100 Modern Coins Set

Current Statistics
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 69.740
Complete 89.00%
Set Rating 51.322

About this set: A couple years ago, I had an idea for a neat registry set for PCGS; a top 100 modern coin collection. I presented my idea to Jaime Hernandez who is the Price Guide editor at PCGS and a modern coin expert. He told me he had also been thinking about such a set and the two of us got to work on developing a proposed listing for what 100 modern coins should be included in the collection. We spent probably a few hundred hours working together on researching and formulating the (100) set coins and once we finally reached an agreement on all (100) coins, we presented our work to the top "Coinfacts" editors and contributors (David Hall and Ron Guth). David and Ron spent another six+ months fine tuning our work and only about a handful or so of our (100) proposed coins never made it to the inaugural (100) coins you see here. Later this year, I plan on writing some articles on my website, www.wondercoins.com, concerning the (100) top modern coins. There are so many great modern coins dated 1964-date that this set could have easily been the top (150) modern coins and the additional (50) coins would have been highly collectible and prized pieces. Who knows, maybe one day there will be such a set as the specialized area of modern coin collecting expands and the post-1963 era marches on. Just a quick personal comment on three of the coins in the "top 5". First, with respect to the 1964-D Peace Dollar, since it is (likely) illegal to own I would not have included it in the registry set, but would have created an "honorable mentions" listing outside of the required coins for the set. The same is true for the 1974 Aluminum Cent which is also quite possibly illegal to own. And, with respect to the dozen 22kt Sacagawea Dollars that have allegedly logged about 1.8 million miles in space already, it is without question these coins are government property and not possible to be privately owned by coin collections like me and you. As such, I respectfully believe coins ## 1,3,5 should not have been included in this registry set. Good luck everyone in building this wonderful registry set! Do you have a coin that could help my set and that is solid for the grade? Please let me know. UPDATE (1/29/13) -I had a chance to meet with David Hall today and discuss this Registry Set. He essentially agreed that coin ##1,3 & 5 deserve "honorable mention", but should not be included in this registry set. At the ANA show this Summer (or shortly thereafter), it is expected that (3) new coins will enter this registry set and those (3) coins will be deleted.

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Wondercoins' Top 100 Modern Coins Set
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePCGS No.
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5079561964-D Peace $1, MS$1 
  1975 No S Roosevelt Dime, PR10C 
5080601974 Aluminum Lincoln Cent, MS1C 
624021976 No S Eisenhower Dollar, Type 2, PR$1PR661010
5080622000-W 22kt Gold Sacagawea Dollar, PRSAC$1 
5080612000 Sacagawea/Quarter Dollar Mule, MSSAC$1 
29211969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent, MS1CAU58BN1551514
  1968 No S Roosevelt Dime, PR10C 
935061990 No S Lincoln Cent, PR1CPR69DC340340
1472312000-P Cheerios Sacagawea Dollar, SPSAC$1MS68240310
  1992 1C Close AM, MS1C 
830991992-D 1C Close AM, MS1CMS62BN10116
98871995-W $1 Silver Eagle, PR$1PR70DC790790
  2007-W $100 Statue of Liberty, Frosted FREEDOM, PR$100 
  2007-W $50 Statue of Liberty, Frosted FREEDOM, PR$50 
5066242007-W $25 Statue of Liberty, Frosted FREEDOM, PR$25 
29501972 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS66+ RD13361336
9140332004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf High, MS25CMS6615921592
8140332004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf Low, MS25CMS673030
974091972 $1 Type 2, MS$1MS667070
942041971 5C No S, PR5CPR69DC6060
52481970 10C No S, PR10CPR699098
952651983 10C No S, PR10CPR69DC15711571
97591997-W $5 Jackie Robinson, MS$5MS70580580
3964372008-W $1 Eagle, Reverse of 2007, MS$1SP7017705630
97842000-W $10 Library of Congress, MS$10MS7045904590
68441964 50C Special Mint Set Finish, SP50CSP676565
59741964 25C Special Mint Set Finish, SP25CSP67121121
841701964 5C Special Mint Set Finish, SP5CSP68FS6060
  1964 1C Special Mint Set Finish, SP1C 
52201964 10C Special Mint Set Finish, SP10CSP683030
4074042009 $20 Ultra High Relief, MS$20MS706548082360
995842000-P SAC$1 Goodacre Presentation, SPSAC$1SP69310310Spectacular MS69 specimen - MONSTER!
149317(2007) $1 George Washington, Missing Edge Lettering, MS$1MS6719031903
968011964 50C Accented Hair, PR50CPR67DC241025580
30621984 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS67+ RD619619
30561983 1C Doubled Die Reverse, MS1CMS67+ RD1010
999421999-W $10 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS$10MS691376313763
999401999-W $5 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS$5MS69180727180727
31271995 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS68RD2671127041
3930822008-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50SP7030503560
899952006-W $50 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$50PR70982014730
5091942011-P $1 Silver Eagle, 25th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$1PR708346091470
7999772006-P $1 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$1PR702798033740
51621982 10C No Mintmark ? Strong, MS10CMS68404204
97922001-W $5 Capitol Visitor Center, MS$5MS7025902590
97361996-W $5 Flag Bearer, MS$5MS7013701370
97441996-W $5 Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary, MS$5MS70820820
97381996-W $5 Olympic Cauldron, MS$5MS70820820
967231974-D 50C Doubled Die Obverse, MS50CMS668090
3930642008-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10SP701119011620
4000382008-W $50 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold , MS$50SP7019503670
3999292008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, MS$10SP7046907730
4045672009-W $10 Letitia Tyler, MS$10MS709402250
3999362008-W $25 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR$25PR70DC46307090
929381970-S 1C Large Date, Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS64RB32623
3930802008-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25SP7023102640
211232006-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50SP7032705230
211262006-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25SP7018304050
211242006-W $100 Statue of Liberty, MS$100SP7038605740
211252006-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS$10SP7018704460
1504382007-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50SP7014703230
1504352007-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25SP7020304400
3930782008-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS$10SP7045205190
5091892011-S $1 Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set, MS$1MS708213090120
5069742011-W $10 Lucretia Garfield, MS$10MS7018702540
5069682011-W $10 Lucy Hayes, MS$10MS705302180
3957032008-W $10 Martin Van Buren's Liberty, MS$10MS7013903490
3957012008-W $10 Andrew Jackson's Liberty, MS$10MS7010802500
4045692009-W $10 Julia Tyler, MS$10MS7012303290
4183822010-W $10 James Buchanan's Liberty, MS$10MS7059007900
67131970-D 50C, MS50CMS67130130
97341995-W $5 Olympic Stadium, MS$5MS7019301930
97481997-W $5 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, MS$5MS7022802280
97021995-W $5 Civil War Battlefields, MS$5MS7016801680
97261996-D $1 Paralympic Games, MS$1MS7014601460
97241996-D $1 Olympic Tennis, MS$1MS7014801480Spectacular PCGS Perfect Commem!!
97301996-D $1 Olympic High Jump, MS$1MS7011001100Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
97281996-D $1 Olympic Rowing, MS$1MS7014301430Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
935291998-S 1C Close AM, PR1CPR69DC7721174
3914321999 1C Wide AM, MS1CMS66RD4826910
382221999-S 1C Close AM, PR1CPR70DC1010PCGS "perfect" Close AM proof. The only one ever graded by PCGS!
995951981-S SBA$1 Type 2, PRSBA$1PR70DC24702470
97932001-D $1 Buffalo, MS$1MS701341013410
841401997-P 5C Special Mint Set Finish, SP5CSP70FS13501350
67751998-S 50C Special Mint Set Finish, SP50CSP7031303130
29351970-S 1C Small Date, MS1CMS67RD110110
51891996-W 10C, MS10CMS695051991
4045722009-W $10 Margaret Taylor, MS$10MS7022003320
841592005-D 5C Speared Bison, MS5CMS66241241
995711979-P SBA$1 Wide Rim, MSSBA$1MS67120131
1504302007-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS$25SP7055007110
3930682008-W $50 Gold Eagle, MS$50SP7072007620
3930622008-W $5 Gold Eagle, MS$5SP7037704450
1504292007-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10SP7059808630
3999342008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR$10PR70DC51407900
5052672011-W $50 Eagle, 25th Anniversary, MS$50SP708703310
799832006-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS$25SP701688016880
799822006-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10SP701299012990
99001996 $1 Silver Eagle, MS$1MS696465064650
You are welcome Goldminers and congratulations on a wonderful Top 100 Modern Set as well!
Posted @ 1/30/2013 11:27 PM By MITCHELLSPIVACK
Thanks. Great work assisting in this set and in removing the 3 "honorable" but unobtainable coins.
Posted @ 1/30/2013 4:50 PM By Goldminers