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Wondercoins' Top 100 Modern Coins Set - 1st

2013 2014 2016
Current Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

69.711
GPA Weighted

68.867
Complete

88.00%
Set Rating

50.473

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
1975 No S Roosevelt Dime, PR 1975 10C
1974 Aluminum Lincoln Cent, MS 508060 1974 1C
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
2000 Sacagawea/Quarter Dollar Mule, MS 508061 (2000)-P SAC$1
1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent, MS 2921 1969-S 1C AU58BN 16 5 1614
1968 No S Roosevelt Dime, PR 1968 10C
1990 No S Lincoln Cent, PR 93506 1990 1C PR69DC 45 0 450
2000-P Cheerios Sacagawea Dollar, SP 147231 2000-P SAC$1 MS68 26 0 360
1992 1C Close AM, MS 1992 1C
1992-D 1C Close AM, MS 83099 1992-D 1C MS62BN 1 118
1995-W $1 Silver Eagle, PR 593853 1995-W $1 PR70DC 1 0 1170
2007-W $100 Statue of Liberty, Frosted FREEDOM, PR 2007-W $100
2007-W $50 Statue of Liberty, Frosted FREEDOM, PR 2007-W $50
2007-W $25 Statue of Liberty, Frosted FREEDOM, PR 506624 2007-W $25
1972 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS 2950 1972 1C MS66+ RD 42 48 4248
2004-D 25C Wisconsin, Extra Leaf High, MS 914033 2004-D 25C MS66 163 3 1633
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 14 0 140
1970 10C No S, PR 5248 1970 10C PR69 14 1413
1983 10C No S, PR 95265 1983 10C PR69DC 209 5 2095
1997-W $5 Jackie Robinson, MS 9759 1997-W $5 MS70 65 0 650
2008-W $1 Eagle, Reverse of 2007, MS 396437 2008-W $1 SP70 196 0 6480
2000-W $10 Library of Congress, MS 9784 2000-W $10 MS70 490 0 4900
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 6 0 60
1964 1C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 1964 1C
1964 10C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 5220 1964 10C SP68 3 0 30
2009 $20 Ultra High Relief, MS 407404 2009 $20 MS70 6712 0 83760
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 28 15 29645
1984 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS 3062 1984 1C MS67+ RD 6 22 622
1983 1C Doubled Die Reverse, MS 3056 1983 1C MS67+ RD 7 0 70
1999-W $10 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS 99942 1999-W $10 MS69 1417 10 141710
1999-W $5 Eagle, Unfinished Proof Dies, MS 99940 1999-W $5 MS69 1852 48 185248
1995 1C Doubled Die Obverse, MS 3127 1995 1C MS68RD 2698 5 27315
2008-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS 393082 2008-W $50 SP70 323 0 3740
2006-W $50 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR 2006-W $50
2011-P $1 Silver Eagle, 25th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR 509194 2011-P $1 PR70 8331 0 91570
2006-P $1 Eagle, 20th Anniversary Reverse Proof, PR 799977 2006-P $1 PR70 2995 0 35760
1982 10C No Mintmark ? Strong, MS 5162 1982 10C MS68 4 4208
2001-W $5 Capitol Visitor Center, MS 9792 2001-W $5 MS70 273 0 2730
1996-W $5 Flag Bearer, MS 9736 1996-W $5 MS70 140 0 1400
1996-W $5 Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary, MS 9744 1996-W $5 MS70 86 0 860
1996-W $5 Olympic Cauldron, MS 9738 1996-W $5 MS70 89 0 890
1974-D 50C Doubled Die Obverse, MS 96723 1974-D 50C MS66 8 0 100
2008-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS 393064 2008-W $10 SP70 1215 0 12580
2008-W $50 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold , MS 400038 2008-W $50 SP70 196 0 4320
2008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, MS 399929 2008-W $10 SP70 469 0 8540
2009-W $10 Letitia Tyler, MS 404567 2009-W $10 MS70 94 0 2320
2008-W $25 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR 399936 2008-W $25 PR70DC 598 0 8440
1970-S 1C Large Date, Doubled Die Obverse, MS 92938 1970-S 1C MS64RB 3 2 623
2008-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS 393080 2008-W $25 SP70 263 0 2960
2006-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS 21123 2006-W $50 SP70 339 0 5150
2006-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS 21126 2006-W $25 SP70 153 0 3780
2006-W $100 Statue of Liberty, MS 21124 2006-W $100 SP70 392 0 5590
2006-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS 21125 2006-W $10 SP70 142 0 4080
2007-W $50 Statue of Liberty, MS 150438 2007-W $50 SP70 147 0 3550
2007-W $25 Statue of Liberty, MS 150435 2007-W $25 SP70 229 0 4670
2008-W $10 Statue of Liberty, MS 393078 2008-W $10 SP70 466 0 5330
2011-S $1 Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set, MS 509189 2011-S $1 MS70 8183 0 90990
2011-W $10 Lucretia Garfield, MS 506974 2011-W $10 MS70 185 0 2570
2011-W $10 Lucy Hayes, MS 506968 2011-W $10 MS70 55 0 2180
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 2580
2009-W $10 Julia Tyler, MS 404569 2009-W $10 MS70 122 0 3350
2010-W $10 James Buchanan's Liberty, MS 418382 2010-W $10 MS70 587 0 7910
1970-D 50C, MS 6713 1970-D 50C MS67 14 0 140
1995-W $5 Olympic Stadium, MS 9734 1995-W $5 MS70 208 0 2080
1997-W $5 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, MS 9748 1997-W $5 MS70 235 0 2350
1995-W $5 Civil War Battlefields, MS 9702 1995-W $5 MS70 171 0 1710
1996-D $1 Paralympic Games, MS 9726 1996-D $1 MS70 161 0 1610
1996-D $1 Olympic Tennis, MS 9724 1996-D $1 MS70 166 0 1660
Spectacular PCGS Perfect Commem!!
1996-D $1 Olympic High Jump, MS 9730 1996-D $1 MS70 122 0 1220
Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
1996-D $1 Olympic Rowing, MS 9728 1996-D $1 MS70 163 0 1630
Seldom Seem PCGS Perfect Specimen!!
1998-S 1C Close AM, PR 93529 1998-S 1C PR69DC 77 2 1314
1999 1C Wide AM, MS 391432 1999 1C MS66RD 48 2 6910
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 320 0 3200
2001-D $1 Buffalo, MS 9793 2001-D $1 MS70 1553 0 15530
1997-P 5C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 84140 1997-P 5C SP70FS 136 0 1360
1998-S 50C Special Mint Set Finish, SP 6775 1998-S 50C SP70 334 0 3340
1970-S 1C Small Date, MS 2935 1970-S 1C MS67RD 14 0 140
1996-W 10C, MS 5189 1996-W 10C MS69 5 52270
2009-W $10 Margaret Taylor, MS 404572 2009-W $10 MS70 227 0 3380
2005-D 5C Speared Bison, MS 84159 2005-D 5C MS66 24 1 241
1979-P SBA$1 Wide Rim, MS 99571 1979-P SBA$1 MS67 16 171
2007-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS 150430 2007-W $25 SP70 562 0 7240
2008-W $50 Gold Eagle, MS 393068 2008-W $50 SP70 745 0 7870
2008-W $5 Gold Eagle, MS 393062 2008-W $5 SP70 412 0 4810
2007-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS 150429 2007-W $10 SP70 605 0 8700
2008-W $10 American Buffalo, .9999 Fine Gold, PR 399934 2008-W $10 PR70DC 602 0 8790
2011-W $50 Eagle, 25th Anniversary, MS 505267 2011-W $50 SP70 88 0 3400
2006-W $25 Gold Eagle, MS 79983 2006-W $25 SP70 1698 0 16980
2006-W $10 Gold Eagle, MS 79982 2006-W $10 SP70 1297 0 12970
1996 $1 Silver Eagle, MS 9900 1996 $1 MS69 7539 4 75394

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