Wondercoins' Top 100 Modern Coins Set

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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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Posted at 8/3/2023 4:31 AM by JBB Collection O' Luv

After reading the forum postings, I had to stop by and take a peak.
I am at a total loss of words to describe this set's achievements and wowed by its completion percentage.
Thanks for sharing and not keeping it private.

Posted at 3/7/2023 7:19 AM by WayneAS

What an absolutely outstanding set of coins. It is a joy to preview them here in this Registry.

Posted at 2/3/2023 10:25 PM by peacockcoins

Amazing collection

Posted at 1/25/2023 9:32 AM by Collectibles2Flip

Very awesome collection

Posted at 3/23/2022 10:51 PM by [email protected]

Any news of an updated list? Hard to get anyone to start a set that "legally" cannot be completed.

Posted at 2/25/2022 6:30 AM by Selpamj


Posted at 9/6/2020 6:31 PM by pjp

Impressive Set!

Posted at 1/21/2020 6:45 AM by bigslip

Outstanding Achievement!

Posted at 1/18/2019 4:04 PM by SemperFi1775

Awesome set!

Posted at 1/17/2019 11:26 AM by *tada*

You are welcome Goldminers and congratulations on a wonderful Top 100 Modern Set as well!

Posted at 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 at 1/30/2013 4:50 PM by Goldminers

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