The all-time finest set of Indian Head Eagles was among the first coins certified under the new PCGS Secure Plus (http://www.pcgs.com/secureplus.html) system. Known as "The Simpson Collection" and now added to the popular PCGS Set RegistrySM, the 32-coin set was assembled with the help of Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey.
This 1920-S Indian $10, graded PCGS Secure Plus MS67+, is the finest known and one of the highlights of the Simpson Collection, the all-time finest set of Indian Head Eagles in the PCGS Set Registry. (Photo credit: PCGS) – CLICK TO ENLARGE
The set includes 18 of the finest known gem mint condition examples of their date and mint with none graded higher. Eleven of those are unique in their top grade including a 1920-S graded PCGS MS67+, the owner’s personal favorite coin in the set.
The set was displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth during the American Numismatic Association National Money Show™ in Fort Worth, Texas, March 25 – 27, 2010.
The Simpson Collection, certified with PCGS Secure Plus and the all-time finest set of Indian Head Eagles in the PCGS Set Registry, was publicly displayed for the first time at the ANA National Money Show in Fort Worth, Texas, March 25 – 27, 2010. (Photo credit: Donn Pearlman)
The revolutionary new PCGS Secure Plus system was formally announced there on the first day of the show by David Hall, PCGS Co-Founder and Collectors Universe, Inc. President, and Don Willis, PCGS President.
"This is the finest $10 Indian set ever assembled," said Hall. "The quality and originality of the set are unsurpassed in numismatic history. In my opinion, the 1920-S is the most important $10 Indian in existence."
The Simpson collection is ranked in the PCGS Set Registry as the All-Time Finest set of gold Indian Head $10 circulation strikes, 1907- 1933 (http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/alltimeset.aspx?s=71313). It has a weighted grade point average of 66.335 and is 100 percent complete.
"We couldn’t have asked for a better inaugural set to be submitted through PCGS Secure Plus. Thirteen of the coins received the ‘+’ designation. Our entire team was blown away by the quality of these coins," said Willis.
Highlights of the collection and their respective "top of the Pop" (PCGS Population Report census) PCGS Secure Plus grades include: 1907 Rolled Edge MS67+; 1908-S MS68+; 1909 MS67+; 1913-S MS66+; 1915 MS67+; 1915-S MS67; 1920-S MS67+; 1926 MS66+; 1933 MS65+.
PCGS co-founder, senior grader, and long-time 20th Century gold expert, Gordon Wrubel commented, "This incredible, All Time Finest set, is the culmination of decades of dogged pursuit of the finest specimens that ‘came out of the woodwork’ and were placed in the finest $10 Indian collections of the day.
I personally bought and placed some of these gems in the 1970s and 1980s by paying huge premiums for the best-ever-seen coins. This set truly represents the relentless pursuit of excellence.
I had a chance to see this set at the Fort Worth convention and it was a great pleasure visiting a few old friends, like the 1915-S and 1913-S."
PCGS Secure Plus is a revolutionary new process with high-tech security to increase the confidence of collectors and dealers. It offers a new certification designation, "+," for coins in the high end of their grade to more accurately reflect the quality and market value of coins that meet strict PCGS requirements.
A video of Hall and Willis explaining PCGS Secure Plus can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKC-SsPGyO8&feature=related.
Established in 2001, the PCGS Set Registry (http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry) now hosts over 48,000 sets. For additional information about PCGS and its services, visit www.PCGS.com, call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 477-8848, or email at info@PCGS.com.
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