Annual PCGS Set Registry Awards
Do you have an award winning set? Find out by registering your set in the PCGS Set Registry.
Each year, the best sets in the following categories will receive an engraved award and a "Best of the Registry" icon by his or her set listing in the registry.
The deadline for the 2019 awards is Friday, June 28, 2019. All sets must be registered and updated no later than 5pm EST (2pm PST). Please plan ahead when sending potential set registry coins to PCGS for grading. We do not extend the deadline for any reason.
Gold Level: Set Registry gold is awarded to the best sets in the following categories. Note that the awards are determined by the PCGS Expert Committee of David Hall, Mike Sherman, Don Willis, and Gordon Wrubel.
2019 Best Classic Sets - 1792-1964 (including Lincoln cents and Washington quarters):The best sets from the 1792 to 1964 "Classic Era" of United States Federal coinage.
2019 Best Modern Sets - 1950 to date (including Jefferson nickels, Roosevelt dimes, and Franklin half dollars): The best sets from the Modern Era of coin collecting.
2019 Best Mint and Proof Sets: The best quality PCGS graded complete Mint and Proof Sets.
2019 Best Colonials, Private Issues & Territorial Gold, Pattern & Medals Sets: The best sets from the important American specialized series.
2019 Best Low Ball Sets: For this category, the awards go to those that have put together the lowest graded sets. It's tougher than you think!
2019 Best Everyman Sets: The best sets graded under MS60.
2019 Best World Coin Sets: The best sets of non-U.S. coins.
2019 Best New Sets for 2019 (Sets registered between July 1, 2018 and June 28, 2019): The best newcomers to the PCGS Set Registry.
2019 Best Digital Albums: Determined by a vote of Set Registry members.
2019 "Best of the Registry" Winners
"Best of the Registry" icons will be awarded to each set that is ranked number one with at a least 95% completion, or in the case of large set compositions, those sets with 500 or more coins registered. Note that the completion requirement may be waived if the judges deem a set worthy. ("Best of the Registry" award certificates will be printed and mailed at the winner's request.)
2019 Platinum Level
The Platinum level is awarded to the currently active sets and collections which have won gold five years in a row and continue to be ranked number one. Sets and collections achieving Platinum level status will not compete for gold level awards. These sets will continue to receive Platinum for each year the sets are ranked number one.
HOF PCGS Set Registry Coin Collecting Hall of Fame
The ultimate Set Registry accomplishment is induction into the PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame. Each year All-Time Finest sets and/or collectors are inducted into the Hall of Fame. The PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame represents PCGS's highest honor.
10 Year Anniversary
Special tribute is paid to any collector whose set has won an award for being ranked number one 10 years in a row.