Get Your Sets Ready for the 2009 NGC Registry Awards

Posted on 10/5/2009

Every year, NGC awards the top sets in the NGC Registry. To qualify, your sets must be registered by 5pm ET on December 10, 2009. This year’s competition will be the largest ever with over 50,000 sets participating.

As in past years, the winners will include world-class collections and incredible exhibitions. Make sure yours are among them, and see if your collection has what it takes! As part of the biggest Registry competition ever, one grand prize winner will be awarded an exclusive NGC experience. This year, awards are being presented in the following categories:

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Competitive Set Awards

Awards will be presented in the following four categories:

  • The FIVE Best CLASSIC Sets: 1792-1964
  • The FIVE Best MODERN Sets: 1950 to Date (including Jefferson Nickels and Roosevelt Dimes)
  • The FIVE Best PRESENTED Sets(Sets with the best descriptive text and coin images)
  • The THREE Best WORLD Sets

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Signature Set Awards

Awards will be presented in the following four categories:

  • The Best Overall Signature Set
  • The Best World Signature Set
  • The Most Creative Signature Set
  • The Most Informative Signature Set

Take the honors in one of these categories, and you’ll receive a personalized plaque, an icon of recognition next to your set’s registry listing, and up to 5 Deluxe PHOTO PROOFS of NGC coins from your winning set.

New This Year!

NGC will select one grand prize winner from the winners in the above categories. Our grand prize winner will win a unique experience that includes travel to the NGC facilities in Sarasota, FL for a personal registry set consultation with an NGC numismatist. This exclusive one-on-one meeting will provide the opportunity to gain unique insight into the grade and surface condition of every coin in your set and highlight what’s most important about grading the series that you collect to help you build the best collection possible.

To participate, just enter your set online in the NGC Registry. Sets must be at least 50% complete to be eligible for the award categories above.

Collectors Journal Awards

Additionally, we will award three outstanding Collectors Journal Authors. We will consider an author's complete collection of journal entries in determining the winners. Journals 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.

Also, collectors with the #1 set in each category will receive an icon of recognition by his/her set in the registry and a certificate of achievement.

The deadline for set registration and journal entries is 5pm ET on December 10, 2009.

Winners will be announced on January 8, 2010.

Click to view previous year's award winners.

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