Wondercoins' Top 100 Modern Coins Set - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

Current Statistics
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 68.885
Complete 89.00%
Set Rating 50.693

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.ItemDenomGradePopPop 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$1PR6610
5080622000-W 22kt Gold Sacagawea Dollar, PRSAC$1 
5080612000 Sacagawea/Quarter Dollar Mule, MSSAC$1 
29211969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent, MS1CAU58BN155
  1968 No S Roosevelt Dime, PR10C 
935061990 No S Lincoln Cent, PR1CPR69DC320
1472312000-P Cheerios Sacagawea Dollar, SPSAC$1MS68240
  1992 1C Close AM, MS1C 
830991992-D 1C Close AM, MS1CMS62BN10
98871995-W $1 Silver Eagle, PR$1PR70DC600
  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+ RD1132
9140332004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf High, MS25CMS661582
8140332004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf Low, MS25CMS6730
974091972 $1 Type 2, MS$1MS6670
942041971 5C No S, PR5CPR69DC50
52481970 10C No S, PR10CPR6980
952651983 10C No S, PR10CPR69DC1431
97591997-W $5 Jackie Robinson, MS$5MS70550
3964372008-W $1 Eagle, Reverse of 2007, MS$1MS702040
97842000-W $10 Library of Congress, MS$10MS704520
68441964 50C Special Mint Set Finish, SP50CSP6765
59741964 25C Special Mint Set Finish, SP25CSP67121
841701964 5C Special Mint Set Finish, SP5CSP68FS60
  1964 1C Special Mint Set Finish, SP1C 
52201964 10C Special Mint Set Finish, SP10CSP6830
4074042009 $20 Ultra High Relief, MS$20MS7065480
995842000-P SAC$1 Goodacre Presentation, SPSAC$1SP69310Spectacular MS69 specimen - MONSTER!
149317(2007) $1 George Washington, Missing Edge Lettering, MS$1MS671903
968011964 50C Accented Hair, PR50CPR67DC249
30621984 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS67+ RD418
30561983 1C Doubled Die Reverse, MS1CMS67+ RD10
999421999-W $10 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS$10MS6913631
999401999-W $5 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS$5MS69179321
31271995 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS68RD26701
3930822008-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50MS703030
899952006-W $50 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$50PR709820
5091942011-P $1 Silver Eagle, 25th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$1PR7083530
7999772006-P $1 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$1PR7028280
51621982 10C No Mintmark ? Strong, MS10CMS6840
97922001-W $5 Capitol Visitor Center, MS$5MS702510
97361996-W $5 Flag Bearer, MS$5MS701330
97441996-W $5 Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary, MS$5MS70800
97381996-W $5 Olympic Cauldron, MS$5MS70770
967231974-D 50C Doubled Die Obverse, MS50CMS6680
3930642008-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10MS7011190
4000382008-W $50 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold , MS$50MS701960
3999292008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, MS$10MS704700
4045672009-W $10 Letitia Tyler, MS$10MS70940
3999362008-W $25 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR$25PR70DC4600
929381970-S 1C Large Date, Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS64RB32
3930802008-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25MS702270
211232006-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50MS703410
211262006-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25MS701220
211242006-W $100 Statue of Liberty, MS$100MS704050
211252006-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS$10MS701120
1504382007-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50MS701480
1504352007-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25MS701810
3930782008-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS$10MS704440
5091892011-S $1 Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set, MS$1MS7082050
5069742011-W $10 Lucretia Garfield, MS$10MS701870
5069682011-W $10 Lucy Hayes, MS$10MS70520
3957032008-W $10 Martin Van Buren's Liberty, MS$10MS701390
3957012008-W $10 Andrew Jackson's Liberty, MS$10MS701080
4045692009-W $10 Julia Tyler, MS$10MS701230
4183822010-W $10 James Buchanan's Liberty, MS$10MS705890
67131970-D 50C, MS50CMS67130
97341995-W $5 Olympic Stadium, MS$5MS701910
97481997-W $5 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, MS$5MS702280
97021995-W $5 Civil War Battlefields, MS$5MS701640
97261996-D $1 Paralympic Games, MS$1MS701440
97241996-D $1 Olympic Tennis, MS$1MS701450Spectacular PCGS Perfect Commem!!
97301996-D $1 Olympic High Jump, MS$1MS701080Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
97281996-D $1 Olympic Rowing, MS$1MS701420Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
935291998-S 1C Close AM, PR1CPR69DC771
3914321999 1C Wide AM, MS1CMS66RD482
382221999-S 1C Close AM, PR1CPR70DC10PCGS "perfect" Close AM proof. The only one ever graded by PCGS!
995951981-S SBA$1 Type 2, PRSBA$1PR70DC1660
97932001-D $1 Buffalo, MS$1MS7012770
841401997-P 5C Special Mint Set Finish, SP5CSP70FS1350
67751998-S 50C Special Mint Set Finish, SP50CSP703080
29351970-S 1C Small Date, MS1CMS67RD80
51891996-W 10C, MS10CMS6950
4045722009-W $10 Margaret Taylor, MS$10MS702170
841592005-D 5C Speared Bison, MS5CMS66231
995711979-P SBA$1 Wide Rim, MSSBA$1MS67120
1504302007-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS$25MS705490
3930682008-W $50 Gold Eagle, MS$50MS707160
3930622008-W $5 Gold Eagle, MS$5MS703640
1504292007-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10MS705980
3999342008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR$10PR70DC5080
5052672011-W $50 Eagle, 25th Anniversary, MS$50MS70870
799832006-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS$25MS7017090
799822006-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10MS7013160
99001996 $1 Silver Eagle, MS$1MS6954110
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