Number of Required Coins : 100

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 48.961

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In 2005, professional numismatist Jeff Garrett and PCGS President Ron Guth co-authored a second edition of the award-winning book 100 Greatest U.S. Coins. The authors surveyed members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) asking the question, “Which are the greatest U.S. coins?” The interesting results of the survey are presented in order in this registry set, with the “King of American Coins,” the 1804 dollar, being listed as the #1 greatest U.S. coin. Each of the coins listed will have one or more of the following characteristics: rarity, value, quality, popularity, beauty and history. These are the coins of which dreams are made.

Completion of this set is impossible because several of the coins are unique and can only be found in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution or in other private or institutional collections. Ownership of even one or two of these coins is impressive and should be recognized. Registering just ten of the top 100 coins would place the owner in the top echelons of coin collecting. Although this is really a fantasy collection, we suspect that there are some daring individuals out there who will take a serious stab at this set.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 62.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 56.270
% Complete 62.00%
Set Rating 33.594
56.27
33.59
2 Hoiner 40.00% 50.44 17.39
3 Amon Carter 31.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 51.815
% Complete 31.00%
Set Rating 14.230
51.82
14.23
4 William Dunham 31.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 51.242
% Complete 31.00%
Set Rating 13.613
51.24
13.61
5 Simpson Click to view Set Images 21.00% 63.05 12.42
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Hoiner 40.00% 50.44 17.39
2 Simpson Click to view Set Images 21.00% 63.05 12.42
3 Hoosier Cabinet 13.00% 64.23 06.23
4 Driftwood 100 greatest coins Click to Contact Owner 12.00% 62.75 05.90
5 Jim ONeal Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 6.00% 65.35 02.93
6 Staten Island Col. Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.00% 56.92 02.04
7 Rob'sCoins Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.00% 55.65 01.91
8 The Gypsy Collection Click to view Set Images 2.00% 65.50 00.78
9 asianman407 Click to view Set Images 1.00% 58.00 00.78
10 RKinnun Click to Contact Owner 3.00% 23.53 00.53