Every year, NGC gives awards to the top Competitive Sets and Custom Sets in the NGC Registry. Ensure your set is at its best by 10 a.m. EST on December 7 to be automatically considered for awards. Winners will be announced January 11, 2019.
The NGC Registry now features more than 110,000 registered sets. Winners in our major (general) award categories will receive a personalized plaque, an icon of recognition next to your set’s registry listing, and a $500 NGC grading credit. This year, winners will be selected in the following major award categories:
Competitive Set Awards
Awards will be presented in the following major categories:
- The 10 Best Classic Sets: U.S. or World Sets, 1792-1964
- The 10 Best Modern Sets: U.S. or World Sets, 1950 to date (including Jefferson nickels and Roosevelt dimes)
- The Five Best Presented Sets: U.S. or World Sets with the best descriptive text and coin images
Custom Set Awards
Awards will be presented in the following five major categories:
- The Best Overall Custom Set
- The Best World Custom Set
- The Best Ancient Custom Set
- The Most Creative Custom Set
- The Most Informative Custom Set
- Five Outstanding Collectors will be Awarded for Overall Achievement
Note: Sets must be at least 50% complete to be eligible for the award categories above.
To participate, just enter your set online in the NGC Registry, a fun and friendly platform where you can display your coins, view some of the greatest collections ever assembled and compete with other collectors around the world for the best sets.
Collectors’ Journal Awards
In addition to the NGC Registry awards, we will award three outstanding Collectors Journal authors. We will consider an author’s complete collection of journal entries in determining the winners. Journal entries will be judged on writing talent, creativity, enthusiasm, numismatic knowledge, and — most importantly — the sharing of a personal sense of the collecting journey. The winning authors will receive a personalized plaque and an icon of recognition on their homepages. See the journals here.
Also, collectors with the #1 set in each category will receive an icon of recognition by his/her set in the Registry. #1 ranked set winners will have an option to print their own certificate of achievement through a file provided on your My Account page. Participants wishing to receive their certificates by mail may make that request after the winners announcement in January. Watch your email for full details.
Obscured sets will not be considered for awards. If an owner of an obscured set wishes to compete for awards and have the rank of their set displayed, they must have changed their set from obscured to public by October 1, 2018.
The deadline for set updates and journal entries is 10 a.m. EST on December 7, 2018.
Winners will be announced on January 11, 2019.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.