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PCGS Announces 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award Winners; Three Hall of Fame Sets

The Professional Coin Grading Service  (NASDAQ:CLCT) has announced the winners of its 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award competition and has inducted three sets into the PCGS Set Registry Hall of Fame. All collectors, who collect PCGS-graded coins are eligible to participate in the PCGS Set Registry. Every year, the Newport Beach, California grading service awards the best sets in each category its coveted PCGS Set Registry Award. In 2014, collectors from across the world competed in 154 Gold level and  3,107 “Best of Registry” set categories. “”Best of Registry” awards are given to sets that have earned the top spot in any of the PCGS Set Registry non-Gold Level categories and are 95% complete (or in the case of large sets, include 500 or more coins).

pcgs2014registry PCGS Announces 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award Winners; Three Hall of Fame SetsThe 2014 PCGS Set Registry Award winners are as follows:

 

PCGS SET REGISTRY HALL OF FAME

Dan Holmes – Large Cents Collection
George H. Clapp – Complete U.S. Coin Collections
Link’s – Capped Bust Half Dollars Collection
To learn more about these inductees and the HOFers from years past, visit the Hall of Fame.

PLATINUM LEVEL SETS

The Platinum level is awarded to currently active sets and collections which have won gold five years in a row and continue to be ranked number one. While no longer in contention for Gold, these sets deserve recognition for their high level of numismatic excellence.
High Desert – Complete U.S. Type Set (1792-1964)
ESM – U.S. Half Cents & Cents Complete Set (1793-present)
ESM – Half Cents with Major Varieties, Proof (1831-1857)
Jim McGuigan – Half Cent Collection (1793-1857)
Stewart Blay – Lincoln Cent Collection (1909-1958)
Mitch Green – Shield Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1866-1883)
Gerald Forsythe – Buffalo Nickel Collection (1913-1938)
Steve Strom – Jefferson Nickels FS Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1938-1964)
Gerry Fortin – Liberty Seated Dimes Circulation Strikes (1837-1891)
Mitchell J. Spivack “Wondercoin” – Washington Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1965-1998)
Gerald Forsythe – Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection (1916-1947)
EBL III Collection – Franklin Half Dollars, Proof (1950-1963)
Phil Shattuck – Kennedy Half Dollars Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1964-Present)
Malcolm W. Clough III – Kennedy Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1964-Present)
Bruce Morelan – Trade Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1873-1878)
California 1 – Morgan Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
David T. Miller and C. Ash Harrison (DT Miller by Ashmore) – Morgan Dollars Prooflike, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
California 1 – Peace Dollars, Circulation Strikes (1921-1935)
James Elsmore – Presidential Dollars FDI with Major Edge Errors, Circulation Strikes (2007-2011)
Don Kutz – Indian Head $2-1/2 Gold, Circulation Strikes (1908-1929)
The Great Lakes Collection – $3 Gold No 1870-S Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1854-1889)
Paul Denby – Gold Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1903-1926)
J. Michael Halwig M.D. – Modern Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1982-present)
Robert H. Lande – California Fractional Gold Complete Collection, Period One
Daniel Rosenthal – Philippines Coin Collection (1903-1945)
Jimmy Austin – Peace Dollars, Low Ball (1921-1935)
Bob Buhrmester, Jr. – Silver Commemoratives 50 Piece Type Set, Low Ball (1892-1954)
Lantern Collection – Canadian Coins Complete Set with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1858-1952)
Ted Wydeven, Sr. – Japanese Gold Denomination Type Set (1870-1932)

These are the sets which have received gold for 2014:

BEST CLASSIC SETS

High Desert – Complete U.S. Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1792-1964)
chugum – Barber Series Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1892-1916)

Subway Tokens – Commemoratives Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1892-present)
High Desert – U.S. Half Cents & Cents Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-present)

Sonoran Monsoon – U.S. Dollars Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1794-present)
ESM – Half Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1793-1857)
High Desert – Large Cents with Major Varieties (With the four Ultra Rarities), Circulation Strikes (1793-1814)
ESM – Large Cents with Major Varieties (With the four Ultra Rarities), Circulation Strikes and Proof (1793-1857)
The Castle Collection – Indian Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1859-1909)
TDP (tompet38) – Three Cent Nickels with Major Varieties, Proof (1865-1889)

Simpson – Three Cent Silvers with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1851-1872)
Laura Sperber (Legend Collection) – Three Cent Silvers with Major Varieties, Proof (1854-1873)
The Greenbrier River Collection- Shield Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1866-1883)
KCV Collection – Liberty Nickels Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1883-1912)
The Gately Collection- Buffalo Nickels with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1913-1938)
KDM – Capped Bust Half Dimes Variety Set by Logan-McCloskey Numbers, Circulation Strikes (1829-1837)
Simpson – Liberty Seated Half Dimes with Major Varieties & 1870-S, Circulation Strikes (1837-1873)
Easton Collection – Capped Bust Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1809-1837)
Simpson – Barber Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1892-1916)
cmcnutt – Mercury Dimes FB with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1916-1945)

Driftwood – Twenty Cents with 76-CC, Circulation Strikes (1875-1876)
Perfection 3- Liberty Seated Quarters, Proof (1858-1891)
The Ohio Collector – Standing Liberty FH Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1916-1930)
Mitchell J. Spivack (Wondercoin) – Washington Quarters with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1932-Present)
Don “myster” Peters – Washington Quarters with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1932-Present)
Brian Ray (The Buckeye Collection)- Washington Quarters Basic Set, Proof (1936-1998)
Dale Friend – Early Half Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-1839)
Link’s- Capped Bust Half Dollars by Overton All Varieties and Die States, Circulation Strikes (1807-1836)
Southcounty Collection- Liberty Seated Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1839-1891)
Dr. and Mrs. Peter K. Shireman Collection – Barber Half Dollars with Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1892-1915)
LULU Gem Walker Set – Walking Liberty Half Dollars Short Set, Circulation Strikes (1941-1947)

tradedollarnut (Bruce Morelan Collection) – Early Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-1803)
Anonymous- Early Dollars with Major Varieties and Silver Plug, Circulation Strikes (1794-1803)
Perfection 10- Liberty Seated Dollars Basic Set, Proof (1858-1873)
tradedollarnut (Bruce Morelan Collection) – Trade Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1873-1878)
LeviRanchSet – Morgan Dollars Prooflike Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)

David T. Miller and C. Ash Harrison (DT Miller by Ashmore) – Morgan Dollars Super Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor – One Dollar Gold Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1849-1889)
The South Texas Collection – $3 Gold No 1870-S Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1854-1889)
Simpson – Indian Head $5 Gold, Circulation Strikes (1908-1929)
AWA Collection – Liberty Head $20 Gold with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1850-1907)
Simpson – St. Gaudens $20 Gold with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932)

Great Basin Collection – Carson City Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1870-1893)

BEST MODERN SETS

Mitchell J. Spivack (Wondercoin)- Top 100 Modern Coins
High Desert- Modern Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1950-present)
Goldminer’s Collection – U.S. Gold Complete Modern Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1980-present)
Greg Rivers (The Sugarfree Chaos Collection) – Silver, Gold & Platinum Eagle Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1986-present)
The Hot Chick Collection – Collectors Mint Set, Circulation Strikes (1970-2000)
The Corso Collection – Jefferson Nickels FS with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1938-present)
High Desert – Jefferson Nickels FS with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1938-1964)
Ray Overby – Jefferson Nickels FS with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1965-present)
Steve Strom – Jefferson Nickels FS Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1938-Present)
Almighty Dimes – Roosevelt Dimes FB with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1946-Present)
MGM Collection – Roosevelt Dimes Basic Set, Proof (1950-present)
EWP – Franklin Half Dollars FBL Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1948-1963)
Northcoast – Franklin Half Dollars FBL Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1948-1963)
Churchill Cameo Franklins – Franklin Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Proof (1950-1963)
Golden Gate – Franklin Half Dollars Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1948-1963)
PD Shad – Kennedy Half Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1964-Present)
Sonoran Monsoon- Eisenhower Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1971-1978)
Steve Palladino (The Brian Vaile Legacy Set) – Eisenhower Dollars Complete Variety Set, Proof (1971-1978)

Sonoran Monsoon – Susan B. Anthony Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1979-1981, 1999)
PLP Family Trust- Sacagawea Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (2000-present)
Brandywine Sacagawea Collection – Sacagawea Dollars with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (2000-present)
Sonoran Monsoon- Sacagawea Dollars Complete Set with Edge Errors, Circulation Strikes (2000-present)
Sonoran Monsoon- Presidential Dollars Complete Set with Edge Errors, Circulation Strikes (2007-2016)
Ikes777 Collection – Silver & Gold Eagles Complete Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1986-present)

BEST MINT AND PROOF SETS

High Desert – 1793 Mint Set
Palmetto Galleries – 1881 Proof Set with Gold
Paul Covey (psc) – 1968-Present Mint Set with Major Varieties
ErasmusHall – 1968-Present Proof Set

BEST COLONIALS, PRIVATE ISSUES & TERRITORIAL GOLD AND PATTERNS

Alamo Collection – Rosa Americana and Hibernia Coinage Basic Set (1722-1724)
Fall River Collection – Utah Gold (Mormon 1849-1860)
The Oregon Collection – California Fractional Gold – Complete Collection, Period One & Two
Sixth Army Collection – Philippines Complete Classic Set, Circulation Strikes (1903-1945)

The Mark Hagen Collection (boiler78) – Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents – Short Set (1858)

BEST LOW BALL SETS

Dino’s LB Liberty 5C – Liberty Nickels, Low Ball (1883-1912)
The Hollis Collection – Barber Half Dollars, Low Ball (1892-1915)
Sourdough (End of the Trail) – Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Low Ball (1878-1921)
Johnny Goldsmith (Pocket Change) – Morgan Dollar Top 100 Vam Set, Low Ball (1878-1921)

BEST EVERYMAN SETS

Liberty Headdress- Everyman Indian Cents (1859-1909)

Mi¢hael Hassler, Master Sergeant, USAF, Retired Combat Air Crew Member & Vietnam Veteran- Everyman Lincoln Cents (1909-1958)
The James J. Gammalo, Sr. Memorial Collection – Everyman Buffalo Nickels (1913-1938)
Joseph M. Wojteczko (Beancounter I) – Everyman Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
J. Dennis Kozimer (KozMc Mercs) – Everyman Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Long Beach AU FH Set – Everyman Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)

Merrill Collection – Everyman Early Half Dollars (1794-1839)

Tom Sears MD (Bustnut) – Everyman Capped Bust Half Dollars (1807-1839)

BarberNut – Everyman Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Brad’s Everyman Peace $’s – Everyman Peace Dollars (1921-1935)

 

BEST CONGO SET

Richard K. LeVan (beehammer 1) – Congo Gold, Proof (1965)

 

BEST AFRICAN SETS

Tom Mendenhall (Toms, Proof gold Kugerrands)- South African Krugerrand, Proof (1967-Present)
SWvdM- South African George VI Denomination Type Set, Proof (1937-1952)

BEST ASIAN SETS

GDH – Panda Silver 3 Yuan (1/4oz) 25th Anniversary Commemorative Set, Proof (2007)
The London Coin Company Ltd.- Panda Silver 10 Yuan (1oz), Circulation Strikes (1989-present)
RW Israel Pruta Set – Israel Pruta Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1949-1957)
The Durdik Family Trust- Japanese Gold Denomination Type Set (1870-1932)
Kaizan 海山 and Raiden 雷電, 銀 一 圓 Collection – Japanese Mutsuhito 1 Yen, Circulation Strikes (1870-1912)
Hetman – Kazakhstan Silver 500 Tenge, Proof (2000-present)
Hetman – Kyrgyzstan Silver 10 Som, Proof (1995-present)
The J and D Fishman Collection – Palestine Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1927-1946)

BEST EUROPEAN SETS

Evergreen – Austrian 25 Euro Silver Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (2003-present)
Caranett – Belgium Gold 20 Francs Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1865-1882)
Typetone – French 50 Centimes, Circulation Strikes (1897-1920)
Caranett – French 20 Francs Gold Angel, Circulation Strikes (1871-1898)
Gray/Huber Dream Set- German States 3 Mark Type Set, Proof (1908-1918)
The Sheffield Collection XIV – 1/2 Mark Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1905-1919)
Larry Gray- 3 Reichsmark Commemoratives Date Set, Proof (1925-1932)
jhd2000 – German 5 Mark Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1951-1974)
Caranett – British Edward VII Sovereign Complete Mintmark Set, Circulation Strikes (1902-1910)
Threadgold Collection – British Elizabeth II Sovereign Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1957-present)
eyes4coins – Greece 50 Lepta Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1868-1973)
Gene Maguire (Gene1865)- Irish 1/2 Crown Date Set with Mule, Circulation Strikes (1928-1967)
Caranett – Italy 20 Lire, Circulation Strikes (1880-1897)
Caranett – Netherlands 10 Gulden, Circulation Strikes (1875-1889)
rosswb – Russian Rouble Emperor Set (1704-1915)
Jorge Tierno – Spain 20 Pesetas, Circulation Strikes (1887-1904)
The Sheffield Collection XIX – Swiss 1/2 Silver Franc, Circulation Strikes (1850-1967)
Anteater Collection – Swiss 20 Gold Francs Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1883-1949)
Rod Moore Schützenfest – Modern Thalers – Swiss Shooting Festival Commemoratives 50 Francs (1984-present)
Tryzub- Ukraine Commemoratives 2 Hryvni, Circulation Strikes (1996-Present)
Tryzub- Ukraine Commemoratives Silver 5 Hryven, Proof (2004-Present)

BEST NORTH AMERICAN SETS

Spencer Collection – Bermuda Hogge Set, Proof (1989-1990)
Lantern Collection – Canadian Complete Cents Set with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1858-2012)
Southern Cross – Newfoundland Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1865-1947)
Virginia Transplant – Cuban Complete First Republic Set with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1915-1961)
ornesgem – Dominican Republic Centavo, Circulation Strikes (1937-1989)
FABG – Haitian Silver 10 Gourdes, Proof (1967-1971)
J.D. Foster Collection (libertycoin) – Mexican Silver Cap and Ray Peso Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1918-1945)
J.D. Foster Collection – Mexican Gold 50 Pesos with Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1921-1947)
Antonio Dominguez (romanose05) – 1904 Panamanian Proof Set
Antonio Dominguez (romanose05)- 1962 Panamanian Proof Set

BEST OCEANIC SETS

Timbertop – Australian 1/2 Pennies Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1911-1964)
Timbertop – Australian Pennies Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1911-1964)
Timbertop – Australian Fifty Cents Commemoratives, Circulation Strikes (1966-Present)
George G. Fenton (kiwiusa) – New Zealand Threepence Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1933-1965)
George G. Fenton (kiwiusa) – New Zealand Shilling Complete Set, Circulation Strikes (1933-1965)

BEST MULTI-COUNTRY SET

CB Gold Collection – British Commonwealth Sovereigns Complete Set Victoria (Jubilee Head ), Circulation Strikes (1887-1893)

BEST NEW SETS

High Desert- U.S. Half Cents & Cents Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1793-present)
Link’s- Capped Bust Half Dollars by Overton All Varieties and Die States, Circulation Strikes (1807-1836)
Anonymous – Early Dollars with Major Varieties and Silver Plug, Circulation Strikes (1794-1803)
tradedollarnut (Bruce Morelan Collection) – Early Dollars Basic Set with Overdates, Circulation Strikes (1794-1803)
Simpson – Trade Dollars, Proof (1873-1885)
Coronet Collection – Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)
Goldminer’s Collection – U.S. Gold Complete Modern Set, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1980-present)
Buddy Byers (The Buckeye Collection) – Jefferson Nickels Basic Set, Proof (1938-1964)
Almighty Dimes – Roosevelt Dimes FB with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1946-Present)
Sourdough (“Déjà vu” V) – Morgan Dollars with Major Varieties, Low Ball (1878-1921)
Anonymous – Everyman Early Dollars (1794-1803)
Lantern Collection – Canadian Coins Complete Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1953 to date)

BEST EXHIBITED SETS

The Wind River Collection – New Orleans Complete Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1838-1909)
SWvdM – South African George VI Denomination Type Set, Proof (1937-1952)
Cardinal Collection – Collectors Showcase Libertas Americana through Time

To read the judges’ descriptions of the sets which have won major awards for 2014, please click here.
BEST OF THE REGISTRY CERTIFICATE WINNERS OF 2014

The owners of 3,107 sets will receive the “Best of the Registry” award icon by their set for being in the top spot and at least 95% complete (or in the case of large set compositions, those sets with 500 or more coins registered in one set). Certificates of Merit will be gladly printed and mailed at the winner’s request.

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