NGC’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Registry Set Debuts

by CoinNews.net on July 14, 2011 · 0 comments

100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins

The NGC Collectors Society has launched a new registry set based on the recently published 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett (Whitman, $29.95). The book ranks the top 100 United States coins from 1964 to date. It explores the most fascinating, rarest, most popular, and most valuable U.S. Mint products of recent generations.

This new competitive registry set, listed under the 100 Greatest category in the NGC US Coin Registry, is a new and exciting way to collect and showcase some of the most popular modern coins.

Modern coins are the most popular segment of the NGC Registry. The most active category – Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State – currently has more than 2,400 sets registered. Many of the coins listed in the 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins registry set can be acquired by collectors of modest means, and coins registered in other sets are eligible for inclusion.

"Modern coin collectors have already embraced the NGC Registry in a major way, but the 100 Greatest Moderns Registry Set presents a unique challenge. It covers a broad range of coinage types and includes the most sought-after and scarce issues from the last 50 years of US coinage. I’m very excited to see the different ways collectors approach building this Set," comments Scott Schechter, co-author and Certified Collectibles Group vice president.

The launch of this registry set follows the creation of a label exclusively for coins listed in 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins. The label prominently displays the coin’s rank to the right of its description and grade.

NGC Special Label for 100 Greatest US Modern Coins

The new NGC special label, shown here, honors the role of the 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins

There are two ways to have coins featured in the book encapsulated in NGC’s special label:

  1. Raw (uncertified) coins may be submitted for grading using NGC’s Modern Special or higher tier service with the instruction 100 GREATEST LABEL written prominently on the submission form. No per invoice submission minimums apply, but coins to be encapsulated with this label MUST be submitted on their own submission form separate from coins receiving other labels.

  2. Coins already encapsulated by NGC may be submitted for Designation Review service with the instruction 100 GREATEST LABEL. Again, coins to be encapsulated with this label MUST be submitted on their own submission form separate from coins receiving other labels.

100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins is currently available for purchase on Whitman’s website, elsewhere online and at book stores nationwide.

About NGC

NGC was founded in 1987, and for coin grading, its opening heralded the introduction of a new standard of integrity. From the beginning NGC focused on only one objective, a standard of consistent and accurate grading.

As NGC has grown to become the leader in third-party grading services, we have maintained a steadfast and uncompromising commitment to this standard. The knowledge, integrity and dedication of NGC’s team of grading experts ensures you a level of grading consistency unparalleled among grading services. This record of consistency, built over the years, has helped to foster greater stability throughout the rare coin marketplace.

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