NGC Registry Awards 2017

Posted on 9/10/2017

More recognition and better prizes make this year’s NGC Registry awards even more exciting. 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. 5, 2018.

The NGC Registry just passed the 1,000,000 coins registered milestone and to celebrate we have enhanced our awards for the top 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 TEN Best CLASSIC Sets: US or World Sets, 1792-1964
  • The TEN Best MODERN Sets: US or World Sets, 1950 to date (including Jefferson Nickels and Roosevelt Dimes)
  • The FIVE Best PRESENTED Sets: US 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. 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. See the Journals >

Also, collectors with the #1 set in each category will receive an icon of recognition by his/her set in the Registry. New this year! #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 change their set from obscured to public by October 1, 2017.

The deadline for set updates and journal entries is 10 a.m. EST on December 1, 2017.

Winners will be announced on January 5, 2018.

Click to view previous year's award winners.

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