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

Wondercoins' Top 100 Modern Coins Set

Current Statistics
Rank 1
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 69.711
Complete 88.00%
Set Rating 50.473

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. PopPCGS No. Pop HigherTotal PopTotal Pop HigherOwner's Comments
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, MS1CAU58BN1651614
  1968 No S Roosevelt Dime, PR10C 
935061990 No S Lincoln Cent, PR1CPR69DC430430
1472312000-P Cheerios Sacagawea Dollar, SPSAC$1MS68260360
  1992 1C Close AM, MS1C 
830991992-D 1C Close AM, MS1CMS62BN10118
5938531995-W $1 Silver Eagle, PR$1PR70DC101110
  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+ RD41474147
9140332004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf High, MS25CMS6616331633
8140332004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf Low, MS25CMS674040
974091972 $1 Type 2, MS$1MS668080
942041971 5C No S, PR5CPR69DC130130
52481970 10C No S, PR10CPR691401413
952651983 10C No S, PR10CPR69DC21552155
97591997-W $5 Jackie Robinson, MS$5MS70650650
3964372008-W $1 Eagle, Reverse of 2007, MS$1SP7019806490
97842000-W $10 Library of Congress, MS$10MS7048804880
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$20MS706693083560
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, PR50CPR67DC271228630
30621984 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS67+ RD622622
30561983 1C Doubled Die Reverse, MS1CMS67+ RD7070
999421999-W $10 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS$10MS69141410141410
999401999-W $5 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS$5MS69185048185048
31271995 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS68RD2696527295
3930822008-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50SP7032303740
  2006-W $50 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$50 
5091942011-P $1 Silver Eagle, 25th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$1PR708332091580
7999772006-P $1 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$1PR702959035400
51621982 10C No Mintmark ? Strong, MS10CMS68404208
97922001-W $5 Capitol Visitor Center, MS$5MS7027302730
97361996-W $5 Flag Bearer, MS$5MS7014001400
97441996-W $5 Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary, MS$5MS70860860
97381996-W $5 Olympic Cauldron, MS$5MS70880880
967231974-D 50C Doubled Die Obverse, MS50CMS6680100
3930642008-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10SP701215012580
4000382008-W $50 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold , MS$50SP7019604320
3999292008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, MS$10SP7046908540
4045672009-W $10 Letitia Tyler, MS$10MS709402310
3999362008-W $25 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR$25PR70DC59508410
929381970-S 1C Large Date, Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS64RB32623
3930802008-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25SP7026302960
211232006-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50SP7033905130
211262006-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25SP7015103760
211242006-W $100 Statue of Liberty, MS$100SP7039205570
211252006-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS$10SP7013904050
1504382007-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50SP7014703550
1504352007-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25SP7022904670
3930782008-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS$10SP7046505320
5091892011-S $1 Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set, MS$1MS708183090710
5069742011-W $10 Lucretia Garfield, MS$10MS7018502570
5069682011-W $10 Lucy Hayes, MS$10MS705502180
3957032008-W $10 Martin Van Buren's Liberty, MS$10MS7014103570
3957012008-W $10 Andrew Jackson's Liberty, MS$10MS7010802570
4045692009-W $10 Julia Tyler, MS$10MS7012203340
4183822010-W $10 James Buchanan's Liberty, MS$10MS7058807900
67131970-D 50C, MS50CMS67140140
97341995-W $5 Olympic Stadium, MS$5MS7020802080
97481997-W $5 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, MS$5MS7023502350
97021995-W $5 Civil War Battlefields, MS$5MS7017101710
97261996-D $1 Paralympic Games, MS$1MS7016101610
97241996-D $1 Olympic Tennis, MS$1MS7016601660Spectacular PCGS Perfect Commem!!
97301996-D $1 Olympic High Jump, MS$1MS7012201220Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
97281996-D $1 Olympic Rowing, MS$1MS7016301630Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
935291998-S 1C Close AM, PR1CPR69DC7721284
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$1PR70DC32003200
97932001-D $1 Buffalo, MS$1MS701548015480
841401997-P 5C Special Mint Set Finish, SP5CSP70FS13601360
67751998-S 50C Special Mint Set Finish, SP50CSP7033403340
29351970-S 1C Small Date, MS1CMS67RD130130
51891996-W 10C, MS10CMS695052270
4045722009-W $10 Margaret Taylor, MS$10MS7022603370
841592005-D 5C Speared Bison, MS5CMS66241241
995711979-P SBA$1 Wide Rim, MSSBA$1MS67150161
1504302007-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS$25SP7056207240
3930682008-W $50 Gold Eagle, MS$50SP7074507870
3930622008-W $5 Gold Eagle, MS$5SP7041104800
1504292007-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10SP7060508700
3999342008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR$10PR70DC60108780
5052672011-W $50 Eagle, 25th Anniversary, MS$50SP708703390
799832006-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS$25SP701698016980
799822006-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10SP701297012970
99001996 $1 Silver Eagle, MS$1MS697481474814
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