NGC Registry Awards 2016

Posted on 9/13/2016

Every year, NGC awards the top Competitive Sets and Custom Sets in the NGC Registry. Ensure your set is at its best by 10 a.m. EST on Dec. 1 to be automatically considered for awards. Winners will be announced Jan. 6, 2017.

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! This year, awards are being presented in the following categories:

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 FIVE Best WORLD Sets

Custom Set Awards

Awards will be presented in the following five 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

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 a one-year Collectors Society Premium Membership. If you are already a Collectors Society Associate or Premium member, your account will be renewed for one year at the Premium level.

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 and collectors with the #1 ranked NGC exclusive set in each category will receive an icon of recognition by his/her set in the Registry and a certificate of achievement.

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 change their set from obscured to public by October 1, 2016.

The deadline for set updates and journal entries is 10 a.m. EST on December 1, 2016.

Winners will be announced on January 6, 2017.

Click to view previous year's award winners.

Special note: In response to participant feedback, an opt-out feature has been added on the edit set page for users with a No. 1 set who wish to NOT receive a certificate in the mail. If your set is No. 1 at the award deadline and you choose to opt out of receiving the certificate, your set is still named No. 1 and gets the award icon online. Opting out only means you wouldn't receive the paper certificate in the mail.

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