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Wondercoins' Top 100 Modern Coins Set

Current Statistics
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 69.514
Complete 89.00%
Set Rating 51.156

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$1PR70DC660 
  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+ RD1234 
9140332004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf High, MS25CMS661592 
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, PR10CPR69DC1511 
97591997-W $5 Jackie Robinson, MS$5MS70570 
3964372008-W $1 Eagle, Reverse of 2007, MS$1SP702040 
97842000-W $10 Library of Congress, MS$10MS704560 
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$20MS7065660 
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+ RD518 
30561983 1C Doubled Die Reverse, MS1CMS67+ RD10 
999421999-W $10 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS$10MS6913631 
999401999-W $5 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS$5MS69180021 
31271995 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS1CMS68RD26701 
3930822008-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50SP703030 
899952006-W $50 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$50PR709820 
5091942011-P $1 Silver Eagle, 25th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$1PR7083520 
7999772006-P $1 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR$1PR7028260 
51621982 10C No Mintmark ? Strong, MS10CMS6840 
97922001-W $5 Capitol Visitor Center, MS$5MS702550 
97361996-W $5 Flag Bearer, MS$5MS701340 
97441996-W $5 Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary, MS$5MS70800 
97381996-W $5 Olympic Cauldron, MS$5MS70780 
967231974-D 50C Doubled Die Obverse, MS50CMS6680 
3930642008-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10SP7011190 
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$25SP702270 
211232006-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50SP703410 
211262006-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25SP701220 
211242006-W $100 Statue of Liberty, MS$100SP704050 
211252006-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS$10SP701120 
1504382007-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS$50SP701480 
1504352007-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS$25SP701810 
3930782008-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS$10SP704450 
5091892011-S $1 Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set, MS$1MS7082040 
5069742011-W $10 Lucretia Garfield, MS$10MS701870 
5069682011-W $10 Lucy Hayes, MS$10MS70530 
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$10MS705900 
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$5MS701660 
97261996-D $1 Paralympic Games, MS$1MS701450 
97241996-D $1 Olympic Tennis, MS$1MS701470Spectacular PCGS Perfect Commem!!
97301996-D $1 Olympic High Jump, MS$1MS701090Seldom 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$1PR70DC1710 
97932001-D $1 Buffalo, MS$1MS7012960 
841401997-P 5C Special Mint Set Finish, SP5CSP70FS1350 
67751998-S 50C Special Mint Set Finish, SP50CSP703100 
29351970-S 1C Small Date, MS1CMS67RD80 
51891996-W 10C, MS10CMS6950 
4045722009-W $10 Margaret Taylor, MS$10MS702200 
841592005-D 5C Speared Bison, MS5CMS66231 
995711979-P SBA$1 Wide Rim, MSSBA$1MS67120 
1504302007-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS$25SP705540 
3930682008-W $50 Gold Eagle, MS$50SP707160 
3930622008-W $5 Gold Eagle, MS$5SP703660 
1504292007-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10SP706000 
3999342008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR$10PR70DC5090 
5052672011-W $50 Eagle, 25th Anniversary, MS$50SP70870 
799832006-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS$25SP7017110 
799822006-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS$10SP7013270 
99001996 $1 Silver Eagle, MS$1MS6954900 
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
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