We’re looking for the top sets in the world—and as the most inclusive registry in the hobby NGC will see thousands of world-class sets. Make sure yours are among them, and see if your collection has what it takes!
Each year, we select the best sets in the categories listed below. The deadline for set entry is in December every year and the winners are announced in January. Only sets that are publicly visible will be eligible.
Competitive Set Awards
Awards are presented in the following 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
-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 up to 5 Deluxe PhotoProofs of NGC coins from your winning set. 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 award three outstanding Collectors Journal Authors. We consider an author's complete collection of journal entries in determining the winners. Journals entries are 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 receive an icon of recognition by his/her set in the registry and a certificate of achievement.
Just enter your sets in the registry and you are automatically considered for the awards.