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Awards 2013

HALL OF FAME

2017 AWARDS

Expert Comments:
This year 163 sets and collections are receiving major awards and 2,655 sets are receiving a "Best of the Registry" nod. 35 sets are being recognized for winning an award every year for 10 years in a row! These numbers tell the story. The PCGS Set Registry is filled with thousands of wonderful sets owned by collectors from all over the world who demonstrate to us a level of collecting acumen we never imagined during the first days of the Registry. To all winners we say, “Congratulations!” And to all participants in the Set Registry we admire your passion and hope that you continue to enjoy your pursuit of numismatic excellence. Thanks for sharing your wonderful collections with us!

David Hall
Collectors Universe President, PCGS Founder

Best Classic Sets (1792 to 1964) of 2013

Simpson - Lincoln Cents Off-Metal Strikes, Circulation Strikes (1943-1944)
This is a phenomenal set of coins, put together by the super-collector "Simpson" (who also owns the finest set of U.S. Patterns, $10 Indians, Half Dimes, and so much more). Simpson's Off-Metal Lincoln Cent Set includes six coins that everyone dreams of owning: 1943 Bronze Cent, 1943-D Bronze Cent (UNIQUE!), 1943-S Bronze Cent, 1944 Steel Cent, 1944-D Steel Cent, and 1944-S Steel Cent. No one in numismatic history has ever completed this short, but very sweet, set. A third consecutive Gold for this Hall of Fame set.

High Desert - Complete U.S. Type Set (1792-1964)
The High Desert collection continues its dominance of the type set category and receives its twelfth consecutive award. This complete collection has superb quality coins, as its 65.62 average certainly attests. Trying to increase such a high quality set is extremely difficult; as coins that would improve this impressive set do not appear in the marketplace with frequency and they usually cost a bundle. Its induction into the Hall of Fame two years ago was most deserving for this incredible collecting accomplishment.

Alcon - Commemoratives Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1892-present)
Alcon's complete commemorative set came onto the scene in 2008 ranked #5. Slowly and methodically the set has increased in size and ratings. This year, although not quite complete at 99.74%, the set is certainly worthy of its second gold award with a weighted GPA of 65.75. Congratulations!

ESM - U.S. Cents Complete Set with Major Varieties (1793-present)
U.S. Cents Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1793-present)
(Note that the award includes the 3 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) From Half Cents through Small Cents, from the first US coins to the present, the ESM Collection is replete with rarities and coins with special pedigrees, including Eliasberg, Pittman, Naftzger, etc. It is 99.5% complete from 1793 to date. Its weighted GPA of just over 61 is all the more impressive by virtue of it containing 46 eighteenth-century coins. Receiving his seventh consecutive award, and with a Set Rating gap of over 42 points over the second place set, the quality and breadth of this Hall of Fame collection is simply amazing.

Sonoran Monsoon – U.S. Dollars Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-Present)
U.S. Dollars Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1794-present)
(Note that the award includes the 2 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) The size and scope of a complete set of U.S. dollar coins including major varieties boggles the mind. There are over 216 coins just in the Sacagawea and Presidential Dollars alone! Not to mention the Bust, Seated, Morgan and Peace dollars. With a total of 471 coins, this set is 99.39% complete, lacking only the 1794, 1851 and 1870-S. Kudos on the third gold award and for undertaking and having virtually completed such a monumental set.

The Missouri Cabinet - Half Cents with Major Varieties (1793-1857)
Half Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1793-1857)
(Note that the award includes the 7 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) This complete collection of Half Cents with varieties in both MS and Proof is one that won’t be matched for some time. New this year to the Registry, it carries a rating of 62.27 and to lend some idea of how high that really is, in the entire set, there are only 8 coins in existence that could improve it. That’s all dates, all grades. 89 of the 93 coins show a “pop higher” figure of 0. Need we say more?

ESM - Large Cents with Major Varieties (With the four Ultra Rarities), Circulation Strikes and Proof (1793-1857)
While a complete collection of Large Cents in MS and Proof would be a major undertaking, when it includes the 1793 Strawberry Leaf Wreath Cent, the 1794 Starred Reverse, the 1795 Reeded Edge and both 1795 Jefferson Head Cents, all you can say is “wow.” The few “missing” coins are Coronet Proofs, which turn up say…about two or three times per century. With pedigrees from the Norweb, Eliasberg, Parmelee and Garrett collections, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Twin Leaf Collection - Large Cents, Proof (1817-1857)
This marks this collector's fourth major award. Early Large Cent Proofs are incredibly rare and popular, especially those dates prior to the 1840s. This set is almost 90% complete and has a weighted GPA just shy of 65, an incredible accomplishment. A quick perusal of the inventory listing shows more than a few, unique Top Pop coins, plus others that are very close. We enjoyed spending time looking at the wonderful photographs of the Twin Leaf coins. Over two thirds of the coins in the set are at the top of the population listing, with none higher. This marks the fourth Gold Award for this set in the past five years.

The Castle Collection - Indian Cents, Circulation Strikes (1859-1909)
Indian Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1859-1909) (Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) How about starting off with a 100% complete set of Indian cents, with varieties, in an average grade of 67.48? If this is a start, where does it finish? Thirty-six coins in this set are already un-improvable. Over 80% of the coins are Red! Kudos to “The Castle Collection.” A well deserved fourth award and a PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame entrant last year!

Tom Bender - Indian Cents Basic Set, Proof (1859-1909)
Tom’s set of Proof Indians is virtually ALL cameo, and boasts a weighted GPA of 68.49. Quality like this comes along VERY infrequently, and we are pleased to award him his fourth Gold Star award, and sixth award total for this most impressive set.

The Thomas Irwin Collection - Lincoln Cent Collection (1909-Present)
Lincoln Cents Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1909-Present) (Note that the award includes the 15 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) (Note that the award includes the 22 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) The Thomas Irwin Collection is one of the finest collections of Lincoln Cents ever assembled. It contains every date in Mint State and Proof, virtually every major variety, and all in superb condition. In fact, the Weighted GPA for the set is 68.28 and it is just over 97% complete. The true measure of this set is the huge number of zeroes in the Pop Higher column! This collection was first listed in the Registry in 2008 and immediately received Hall of Fame recognition. This is his fifth consecutive Gold Star award, and is more than well-earned!

Wineguy - Shield Two Cents, Circulation Strikes (1864-1872)
Shield Two Cents Classic Set, Circulation Strikes (1864-1872)
(Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) Wineguy was a new entrant in 2011 winning his first Gold Star for Best New Set. We thought a set rating of 67.17, with 6/10 of the coins at the top of the pop charts, would be tough to improve. We were wrong. This collector's set rating is now an impressive 67.33. We are pleased to award him his third Gold Star Award.

David Poole - Three Cent Nickels, Proof (1865-1889)
Three Cent Nickels with Major Varieties, Proof (1865-1889) (Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) With an average grade of 67.94, it’s tough to imagine a better set. A ninth consecutive award for an amazing accomplishment and induction into the PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame last year pay tribute to this effort.

Simpson - Three Cent Silvers, Circulation Strikes (1851-1872)
Three Cent Silvers with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1851-1872) (Note that the award includes the sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) (Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) A new player three years ago, and we cannot recall a more auspicious entry! The Simpson Collections amaze. The very tough 3 Cent Silver Pieces are represented by an astonishing group that includes no fewer than 17 pieces in MS67 or higher with nearly 20 finest-knowns. Despite their small size, these coins are breathtaking jewels in this condition. A fourth Gold Star award for this collecting tour-de-force.

Laura Sperber (Legend Collection) - Three Cent Silvers, Proof (1854-1873)
Three Cent Silvers with Major Varieties, Proof (1854-1873) (Note that the award includes the 3 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) This set was purchased intact three years ago, and now receives its fifth award because the owner continues to upgrade. It is 100% complete and has a set rating of 66.94. At the threshold of perfection.

Just Having Fun - Shield Nickel Collection (1866-1883)
Shield Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1866-1883)
(Note that the award includes the 3 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) Every single coin in the Proof portion of the set (Set rating of 67.49) is a Top Pop, including eight coins that are unique for the grade. Hence, at present, it is unimprovable. That's quite an accomplishment in a series where there is a lot of enthusiasm and competition. The two single sets were inducted into the PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame last year.

Richard Groman - Liberty Nickels Basic Set, Proof (1883-1912)
With a jaw dropping set rating of 68.02, this set borders on perfection. Only six coins could be improved, and this marks his 11th year in the top spot in the category. We’re proud to award him his fourth Gold Star.

Gerald Forsythe - Buffalo Nickel Collection (1913-1938)
Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938)
Buffalo Nickels Basic Set, Proof (1913-1937)
(Note that the award includes the 2 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) Gerald Forsythe has long been the guy to beat in Buffalo Nickels and this year he is again recognized a ninth consecutive time for a set that averages 66.53. That is a singular achievement when one comes face-to-face with the poor quality and luster of some of the branch mint coins. Only a small handful could be improved! The Proofs are as fine a set as can be made, with all eight coins being either finest known or tied for that honor. The set rating of 68.19 says it all. A Hall of Fame set, and an unprecedented 12th consecutive win in the category. Congratulations to Mr. Forsythe for continuing to dominate in an area of great interest and competition.

Simpson - Capped Bust Half Dimes, Circulation Strikes (1829-1837)
Capped Bust Half Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1829-1837)
(Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) Yet another wonder-set, Simpson’s Capped Bust Half dimes are complete (naturally) and over half the set grades MS67 or higher. In fact, only one “pop higher” coin exists for the entire set. Words fail us in describing the quality of this four-time Gold Star award winning set. And how lucky we are that he has shared high-resolution photos of all his coins with us. Check them out if you haven’t already!

Simpson - Liberty Seated Half Dimes, Circulation Strikes (1837-1873)
Liberty Seated Half Dimes with Major Varieties & 1870-S, Circulation Strikes (1837-1873)
(Note that the award includes the 2 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) (Note that the award includes the 2 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) Simpson’s entry into the set registry three years ago made quite a splash, and with sets like this, it’s no surprise. A 100% complete set of Seated Half Dimes, with major varieties and the ultra rare 1870-S, with a rating of 65.27 including no fewer than 45 “top pops.” Tell me that’s not tough to do! Kudos on the fourth consecutive Gold Star award.

Gerry Fortin - Liberty Seated Dimes, Circulation Strikes (1837-1891)
Liberty Seated Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1837-1891)
(Note that the award includes the 4 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) Gerry Fortin is an expert's expert and a deserving annual winner for this series. He has put together the finest collection of Liberty Seated Dimes ever assembled and is the foremost expert in die varieties for this lengthy series. He continually updates his collection and shares his knowledge of this series. His website at http://www.seateddimevarieties.com/ is the definitive reference work for this series. What can we add but his ninth consecutive Gold Star award?

Simpson - Barber Dimes, Circulation Strikes (1892-1916)
Barber Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1892-1916)
(Note that the award includes the sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) (Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) Mr. Simpson’s set of Barber Dimes is the Number One Finest Set of All Time, narrowly eclipsing the previous longtime champion, the Law Collection. Mr. Simpson’s set shows 54 of the 76 coins with a “0” in the “Pop Higher” column. A fourth Gold Star award for a tremendous collecting effort.

Gerald Forsythe – Mercury Dimes FB, Circulation Strikes (1916-1945)
Mercury Dimes FB with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1916-1945)
(Note that the award includes the 2 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) After having conquered Buffalo Nickels, Gerald has moved on to Mercury Dimes, and what an effort! Including varieties, the set is 100% complete and all sport Full Bands. This yields an astounding set rating of 69.04. If that’s not enough, look at it this way: Of the 80 coins in the set, 53 have a pop higher of zero! A finer set would be difficult to imagine, much less put together. A well-deserved repeat Gold Star award for this set.

The Ohio Collector - Standing Liberty FH Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1916-1930)
With the PCGS Set Registry well into maturity, really outstanding new sets are somewhat infrequent now. This collection certainly breaks that rule. With a set rating of 67.91 in a tough and beautifully designed series, 97% (all but one) of the coins sport full heads and a third of the coins are top pops with none higher. Our congratulations on the first Gold Star award.

Mitchell J. Spivack (Wondercoin) - Washington Quarters, Circulation Strikes (1932-Present)
Washington Quarters with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1932-Present)
Note that the award includes the 8 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) While a complete date and mintmark set of Washington Quarters in 67.25 is tough enough, when you add in the five Double Die Obverses and the two 1950 over-mintmarks, the task becomes immeasurably tougher. Replete with “finest knowns” Mitch’s effort is unlikely to be repeated or even approached, anytime soon. Congratulations on a fourth Gold Star award and inclusion in the PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame.

Dale Friend - Early Half Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1794-1839)
Early Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1794-1839)
(Note that the award includes the 2 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) After dominating the Early Half Category for the past six years with a blue star award, we awarded the first of four Gold Stars three years ago. We think a 94% complete collection of halves from 1794 to 1839 with a weighted GPA of 58.65 is pretty neat. The pair of Draped Bust Small Eagle halves in AU50 are reason enough for admiration – and we’re not even mentioning the 1794 in Mint State!

Dr. and Mrs. Peter K. Shireman Collection - Barber Half Dollar Collection, Circulation Strikes (1892-1915)
Barber Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1892-1915)
(Note that the award includes the 3 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) At 100% complete and a set rating of 66.10, we congratulate Dr. Shireman on his third Gold Star award. Check out the photos for some gorgeously toned Barber Halves as well as some fascinating reading on the entire set, as well as each date and mint provided by Dr. Shireman. Collectors that generously share both their sets and knowledge, are to be admired and thanked by all.

Kevorkian Collection - Barber Half Dollars, Proof (1892-1915)
A complete Proof Barber Half collection with a set rating above PR68! What can we add, other than a third gold star and our kudos. Although only 25% of the coins are DCAM, the rest are all CAM! Three absolute finest knowns (pop 1, none higher) make this award a slam dunk for the third year in a row.

Gerald Forsythe - Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection (1916-1947)
Walking Liberty Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1916-1947)
Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Proof (1936-1942)
(Note that the award includes the 3 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) It should be evident to all at this point that Gerald Forsythe is among the greatest collectors ever of early 20th century coinage. This magnificent collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars is back for its fifth Best Classic Award. There are so many wonderful coins in this set that it's hard to know where to start. Coins such as the unique Top Pop 1919-D in PCGS MS66, the 1921-D and 1921-S in MS66 and the equally impressive 1935 in PCGS MS68 make this a set for the ages. The overall GPA is over 66.50 and 44 of the 66 coins sit at the top of the population tables. The Proof set weighs in with a GPA of 68.11, and includes the ONLY proof Walker graded PR69 by PCGS as well as a PR68+! Like his Buffalo Nickel proofs, it cannot be improved, as no date has any coin graded higher.

Tradedollarnut (Legend Collection) -Trade Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1873-1878)
Trade Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1873-1878)
(Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) Of all the sets in the registry, none so dominates its category as this. Get this: Of the 18 coins in the set, 16 have a pop of 1, with NONE HIGHER. One other has a pop of 2, with none finer, and the last coin has a pop of 2, with 1 higher. What can we add, other than a Hall of Fame award and a 9th Gold Star award for 2013. We could go on and on, but we’d prefer you go to the Set Registry page for this incredible set, have a look at the photographs, and read about the coins in the collector’s own words. Doesn’t get any better. Promise.

California I - Morgan Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
Morgan Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
(Note that the award includes the 3 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) The California Collection of Morgan Dollars is an incredible accomplishment because of the extreme difficulty in dominating an area of such intense interest and competition. Over the years, several collectors have built spectacular collections of Morgan Dollars, or have had individual coins of exceptional quality (the name Jack Lee and the Norweb family come to mind). The California Collection continues its reign as the finest Morgan Dollar currently intact. A Hall of Fame set, and receiving its 12th annual award!

David T. Miller and C. Ash Harrison (DT Miller by Ashmore) - Morgan Dollars Prooflike, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
Morgan Dollars Prooflike with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
(Note that the award includes the 3 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) Back for its eighth annual Best Classic Award, the Miller-Harrison set of Prooflike Morgans is the result of a collaborative effort of an eager collector and an aggressive dealer, which illustrates the importance of getting the right help when building your collection. The end product is the finest collection of Prooflike Morgan Dollars ever assembled. As great as this set is, the owner/dealer will take any opportunity to improve the set, so we expect this set to improve and become even more important in the future. We noted a great deal of progress in the past year and the Prooflike Only with Major Varieties set is now 100% complete, with a Weighted GPA of 66.11 and with 92.31% of the Prooflikes DMPLs.

David T. Miller and C. Ash Harrison (DT Miller by Ashmore) - Morgan Dollars Super Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
Here’s an amazing set accomplishment. The 328-piece set includes all the major “named” VAM varieties, including no fewer than 96 dated 1878! Miller/Ashmore has managed to acquire 99.09% of the required coins, and currently boasts a set rating of about 61.29, which is certain to improve as this is this set’s very first award. Congratulations on the Gold Star.

California I - Peace Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1921-1935)
Peace Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1921-1935)
(Note that the award includes the 3 sub-sets in this collection which are ranked #1.) Like his Morgan Dollar set, the “California I” Peace Dollar set is also the finest ever assembled. Every coin but six is a Top Pop and the set features the only MS67 1923-S and the only MS66 1928-S. Additionally, the 27-S, 34-D and 35-S are pop 2, with none higher. The quality of this set is unmatched in numismatic history and is a perfect continuation of California I's spectacular set of Morgan Dollars. To give you some idea of the incredible quality of this Hall of Fame set, the entire column of “Pop Higher” adds to only 10 pieces. While this can be done occasionally in smaller series, in a popular series such as Peace Dollars it is almost unheard of! An unprecedented 12th annual award is being given this year. To no one’s surprise, a Hall of Fame set as well.

Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor - One Dollar Gold Date Set of Circulation Strikes 1849-1889
(Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) Another new award winner this year, just a look at the owner’s name will tell you it will again be something very special. How about debuting with a completion of 100% and a Set Rating of 67.18! Steven Duckor has brought us a set that will serve as a reference for years to come. Not only is this far and away the best Current set, but is also the finest set of all time. Two thirds of the coins are already “0 pop higher.

The Donald A. Kutz $2 1/2 Indian Collection - Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1908-1929)
(Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) The Donald Kutz $2.5 Indian set wins its ninth consecutive Best Classic set award. All but three of the coins are the finest graded and the set includes the finest MS66+ example of the 1911-D (the Norweb-Bass specimen) the key date in the series and one of the most important gold coins of the 20th century. The set also has the only MS67 example of the key date 1914. With a Set Rating just north of MS66, collectors of Indian Gold know how tough this accomplishment is.

The Great Lakes Collection -$3 Gold No 1870-S Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1854-1889)
The “Great Lakes Collection” of three dollar gold pieces is an amazing assemblage of top quality coins. It is the finest known by over full two grade points and blows away the Eliasberg, Bass, and Smithsonian collections! The majority of the coins in this collection (27/40) are Top Pops, including many that are unique for the grade. At 100% complete with a Set Rating of 64.89, this set is fully deserving of its eighth Best Classic Gold Star award.

Tom Bender - $3 Gold, Proof (1854-1889)
$3 Gold with Major Varieties and 1855-S, Proof (1854-1889)
(Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) With the acquisition of the extraordinarily rare 1855-S Proof $3, Tom’s set now appears in this new category. And what a set it is! As rare as Proof $3’s are in any grade, what about a set that is 95% complete with a weighted GPA of 66.20! Twenty-three of the thirty-nine coins sit at the top of the pop charts. With pedigrees that include Garrett, Bass and Trompeter, this set is a welcome addition to the Registry and fully deserving of its second Gold Star award.

Simpson -Indian Head $10 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1907-1933)
Like Simpson’s other sets, this one is amazing as well. With fully one third of the coins absolute finest knowns, nearly two thirds “unimprovable” and a Set Rating of 66.36, it surpasses the former champions, Jim O’Neal and the Kutasi Collection. Exactly half of the coins grade MS67 or higher! The current finest by a wide margin, and fully deserving of its place in the Hall of Fame and its fourth Gold Star award.

Simpson -St. Gaudens $20 Gold with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932)
The addition of the Simpson sets was a major highlight of the Set Registry in 2010, and this Saint Gaudens set explains why. It is 100% complete, and boasts a Set Rating of 66.09 including a 27-D in MS66, a 20-S in MS65, a 30-S in MS66, a 31-P in MS66 and a 29-P in MS66+. We could go on, but you get the idea. Like his other sets, Simpson has generously shared photographs of his coins, and we encourage you to have a look for yourself at what a GEM set of Saint’s looks like. Well deserving of its fourth consecutive Gold Star award.

The San Diego Collection - Silver Commemoratives 50 Piece Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1892-1954)
The top spot for the silver commem type set is hotly contested between the San Diego Collection and the J&L Commemorative Type Set. This year, the San Diego set came out on top – by a whopping .04 points! A set rating of 67.66 gives you some idea of how high grade this set is, because there are no “bonuses” in Commemoratives. 42 of the 50 coins show none graded higher, so the competition between these two sets will be largely driven by future submissions.

Paul Denby - Gold Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1903-1926)
Gold Commemoratives 13 Piece Set, Circulation Strikes (1903-1926)
(Note that the award includes the 1 sub-set in this collection which is ranked #1.) The Paul Denby gold commemorative collection is the finest ever assembled. An amazing 10 of the 13 coins grade MS67 and the $50 Pan-Pacs grade MS65 and MS64. This is a small set of big importance. This is his sixth consecutive Gold Star award.

Best Modern Sets of 2013

Mitchell J. Spivack (Wondercoin) - Top 100 Modern Coins
This set has some of the best if not the best coins in the modern era. There are a number of coins in this set that many collectors have dreamed of such as the 1969-S Double Die Lincoln Cent, the No S