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

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Current STATISTICS
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

69.641
GPA Weighted

68.823
Complete

90.00%
Set Rating

52.076

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.

Wondercoins' Top 100 Modern Coins Set

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1964-D Peace $1, MS 507956 1964-D $1 0 0 00
1975 No S Roosevelt Dime, PR 1975 10C 0 0 00
1974 Aluminum Lincoln Cent, MS 508060 1974 1C 0 0 00
1976 No S Eisenhower Dollar, Type 2, PR 62402 1976 $1 PR66 1 0 10
2000-W 22kt Gold Sacagawea Dollar, PR 508062 2000-W SAC$1 0 0 00
2000 Sacagawea/Quarter Dollar Mule, MS 508061 (2000)-P SAC$1 0 0 00
1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent, MS 2921 1969-S 1C AU58BN 16 7 1717
1968 No S Roosevelt Dime, PR 1968 10C 0 0 00
1990 No S Lincoln Cent, PR 93506 1990 1C PR69DC 53 0 530
2000-P Cheerios Sacagawea Dollar, SP 147231 2000-P SAC$1 MS68 28 0 420
1992 1C Close AM, MS 1992 1C 0 0 00
1992-D 1C Close AM, MS 83099 1992-D 1C MS62BN 1 0 123
1995-W $1 Silver Eagle, PR 593853 1995-W $1 PR70DC 1 0 1600
2007-W $100 Statue of Liberty, Frosted FREEDOM, PR 2007-W $100 0 0 00
2007-W $50 Statue of Liberty, Frosted FREEDOM, PR 2007-W $50 0 0 00
2007-W $25 Statue of Liberty, Frosted FREEDOM, PR 506624 2007-W $25 0 0 00
1972 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS 2950 1972 1C MS66+ RD 43 66 4366
2004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf High, MS 914033 2004-D 25C MS66 163 3 1643
2004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf Low, MS 814033 2004-D 25C MS67 4 0 40
1972 $1 Type 2, MS 97409 1972 $1 MS66 8 0 80
1971 5C No S, PR 94204 1971 5C PR69DC 18 0 180
1970 10C No S, PR 5248 1970 10C PR69 17 0 1714
1983 10C No S, PR 95265 1983 10C PR69DC 264 8 2648
1997-W $5 Jackie Robinson, MS 9759 1997-W $5 MS70 72 0 720
2008-W $1 Eagle, Reverse of 2007, MS 396437 2008-W $1 SP70 193 0 7150
2000-W $10 Library of Congress, MS 9784 2000-W $10 MS70 514 0 5140
1964 50C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 6844 1964 50C SP67 7 5 75
1964 25C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 5974 1964 25C SP67 13 1 131
1964 5C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 84170 1964 5C SP68FS 7 0 70
1964 1C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 3284 1964 1C SP65RD 6 10 610
1964 10C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 5220 1964 10C SP68 3 0 30
2009 $20 Ultra High Relief, MS 407404 2009 $20 MS70 6821 0 84510
2000-P SAC$1 Goodacre Presentation, SP 99584 2000-P SAC$1 SP69 31 0 310
Spectacular MS69 specimen - MONSTER!
(2007) $1 George Washington, Missing Edge Lettering, MS 149317 (2007) $1 MS67 190 3 1903
1964 50C Accented Hair, PR 96801 1964 50C PR67DC 32 21 33702
1984 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS 3062 1984 1C MS67+ RD 8 26 826
1983 1C Doubled Die Reverse, MS 3056 1983 1C MS67+ RD 12 1 121
1999-W $10 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS 99942 1999-W $10 MS69 1461 15 146115
1999-W $5 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS 99940 1999-W $5 MS69 1864 47 187147
1995 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS 3127 1995 1C MS68RD 2733 9 27709
2008-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS 393082 2008-W $50 SP70 334 0 3850
2006-W $50 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR 89995 2006-W $50 PR70 971 0 15220
2011-P $1 Silver Eagle, 25th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR 509194 2011-P $1 PR70 8312 0 91510
2006-P $1 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR 799977 2006-P $1 PR70 3064 0 36290
1982 10C No Mintmark ? Strong, MS 5162 1982 10C MS68 4 0 4212
2001-W $5 Capitol Visitor Center, MS 9792 2001-W $5 MS70 283 0 2830
1996-W $5 Flag Bearer, MS 9736 1996-W $5 MS70 149 0 1490
1996-W $5 Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary, MS 9744 1996-W $5 MS70 89 0 890
1996-W $5 Olympic Cauldron, MS 9738 1996-W $5 MS70 97 0 970
1974-D 50C Doubled Die Obverse, MS 96723 1974-D 50C MS66 8 0 110
2008-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS 393064 2008-W $10 SP70 1208 0 12510
2008-W $50 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold , MS 400038 2008-W $50 SP70 197 0 4470
2008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, MS 399929 2008-W $10 SP70 469 0 8720
2009-W $10 Letitia Tyler, MS 404567 2009-W $10 MS70 94 0 2330
2008-W $25 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR 399936 2008-W $25 PR70DC 633 0 8790
1970-S 1C Large Date, Doubled Die Obverse, MS 92938 1970-S 1C MS64RB 3 3 827
2008-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS 393080 2008-W $25 SP70 270 0 3040
2006-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS 21123 2006-W $50 SP70 348 0 5330
2006-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS 21126 2006-W $25 SP70 161 0 3870
2006-W $100 Statue of Liberty, MS 21124 2006-W $100 SP70 428 0 6070
2006-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS 21125 2006-W $10 SP70 151 0 4210
2007-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS 150438 2007-W $50 SP70 145 0 3580
2007-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS 150435 2007-W $25 SP70 240 0 4770
2008-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS 393078 2008-W $10 SP70 495 0 5620
2011-S $1 Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set, MS 509189 2011-S $1 MS70 8150 0 91150
2011-W $10 Lucretia Garfield, MS 506974 2011-W $10 MS70 185 0 2590
2011-W $10 Lucy Hayes, MS 506968 2011-W $10 MS70 56 0 2190
2008-W $10 Martin Van Buren's Liberty, MS 395703 2008-W $10 MS70 140 0 3560
2008-W $10 Andrew Jackson's Liberty, MS 395701 2008-W $10 MS70 108 0 2610
2009-W $10 Julia Tyler, MS 404569 2009-W $10 MS70 122 0 3410
2010-W $10 James Buchanan's Liberty, MS 418382 2010-W $10 MS70 588 0 7950
1970-D 50C, MS 6713 1970-D 50C MS67 15 0 150
1995-W $5 Olympic Stadium, MS 9734 1995-W $5 MS70 214 0 2140
1997-W $5 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, MS 9748 1997-W $5 MS70 241 0 2410
1995-W $5 Civil War Battlefields, MS 9702 1995-W $5 MS70 176 0 1760
1996-D $1 Paralympic Games, MS 9726 1996-D $1 MS70 169 0 1690
1996-D $1 Olympic Tennis, MS 9724 1996-D $1 MS70 170 0 1700
Spectacular PCGS Perfect Commem!!
1996-D $1 Olympic High Jump, MS 9730 1996-D $1 MS70 125 0 1250
Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
1996-D $1 Olympic Rowing, MS 9728 1996-D $1 MS70 169 0 1690
Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
1998-S 1C Close AM, PR 93529 1998-S 1C PR69DC 81 2 1586
1999 1C Wide AM, MS 391432 1999 1C MS66RD 49 4 7012
1999-S 1C Close AM, PR 38222 1999-S 1C PR70DC 1 0 10
PCGS "perfect" Close AM proof. The only one ever graded by PCGS!
1981-S SBA$1 Type 2, PR 99595 1981-S SBA$1 PR70DC 391 0 3920
2001-D $1 Buffalo, MS 9793 2001-D $1 MS70 1691 0 16910
1997-P 5C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 84140 1997-P 5C SP70FS 156 0 1560
1998-S 50C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 6775 1998-S 50C SP70 375 0 3750
1970-S 1C Small Date, MS 2935 1970-S 1C MS67RD 14 0 140
1996-W 10C, MS 5189 1996-W 10C MS69 6 0 62434
2009-W $10 Margaret Taylor, MS 404572 2009-W $10 MS70 226 0 3370
2005-D 5C Speared Bison, MS 84159 2005-D 5C MS66 24 0 240
1979-P SBA$1 Wide Rim, MS 99571 1979-P SBA$1 MS67 18 0 191
2007-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS 150430 2007-W $25 SP70 554 0 7170
2008-W $50 Gold Eagle, MS 393068 2008-W $50 SP70 742 0 7850
2008-W $5 Gold Eagle, MS 393062 2008-W $5 SP70 420 0 4880
2007-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS 150429 2007-W $10 SP70 601 0 8650
2008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR 399934 2008-W $10 PR70DC 636 0 9120
2011-W $50 Eagle, 25th Anniversary, MS 505267 2011-W $50 SP70 86 0 3440
2006-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS 79983 2006-W $25 SP70 1682 0 16820
2006-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS 79982 2006-W $10 SP70 1285 0 12850
1996 $1 Silver Eagle, MS 9900 1996 $1 MS69 8449 29 844929

COMMENTS

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