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 2022 awards is June 30th, 2022. 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.


Gold Level: Set Registry gold is awarded to the best sets in the following categories. Note that the awards are determined by the PCGS Awards Committee.

  2022 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.

  2022 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.

  2022 Best Mint and Proof Sets: The best quality PCGS graded complete Mint and Proof Sets.

  2022 Best Colonials, Private Issues & Territorial Gold, Pattern & Medals Sets: The best sets from the important American specialized series.

  2022 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!

  2022 Best Everyman Sets: The best sets graded under MS60.

  2022 Best World Coin Sets: The best sets of non-U.S. coins.

  2022 Best New Sets for 2022 (Sets registered between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022): The best newcomers to the PCGS Set Registry.

  2022 Best Digital Albums: Determined by a vote of Set Registry members.

  2022 "Best of the Registry" Winners
"Best of the Registry" icons will be awarded to each set that is ranked number one with at 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.)

2022 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 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.