The NGC Registry Awards

Every year the NGC Registry awards more than $20,000 in prizes to the best sets. To enter, simply create an NGC Registry set and add your coins. The deadline for entering is early December, and awards are given in early January. Please note that private sets will not be considered for awards.

About The NGC Registry

The NGC Registry is a free, online platform where collectors register and display their coins. The NGC Registry helps you to keep your collection organized, set collecting goals and learn from collectors around the world, Every January, the best sets are honored with prizes and recognition. Learn more >

Major Awards

The winner in each of the following categories receives a plaque, a $500 NGC grading credit and an icon of recognition on their NGC Registry profile. At least 75% of the coins registered to a set must be NGC-certified to be eligible for one of the major awards.

Competitive Set Awards

The top competitive sets are carefully evaluated by NGC's judges, who select the best sets from the entire NGC Registry. Sets must be at least 50% complete to be eligible for these awards.

Best Classic Set

Awarded to 10 sets annually

US or World Sets, 1792-1964

Best Modern Set

Awarded to 10 sets annually

US or World Sets, 1955–Date (including Jefferson Nickels and Roosevelt Dimes)

Best Presented Set

Awarded to five sets annually

US or World Sets with the best descriptive text and coin images
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Best New Set

Awarded to five sets annually

US or World Sets created since January 1 of the award year

Custom Set Awards

NGC's judges select the best custom sets based on a variety of factors, including the items featured, the theme, the presentation and more.

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Best US Custom Set
Best World Custom Set
Best Ancient Custom Set
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Best Tokens and Medals Set
Most Creative Custom Set
Most Informative Custom Set

Overall Achievement Awards

Five collectors will be awarded for Overall Achievement in NGC Registry Set Collecting based on factors such as activity (frequency of updates), total coins, total point score and presentation (images and thoughtful descriptions).

Important Notes

The deadline to enter each year's NGC Registry Awards is in early December. Look for announcements on the NGC website.

Winners are announced in early January.

At least 75% of the coins registered to a set must be NGC-certified for the set to be eligible for the Major Awards listed above.

Competitive sets must be at least 50% complete to be eligible for Major Awards.

Private sets will not be considered for any award type. If an owner of an private set wishes to compete for awards and have the rank of their set displayed, they must change their set from private to public by July 1 of the award year.

Best in Category Awards

The NGC Registry also recognizes the top set in each category. Each winner receives a certificate of recognition and an icon displayed next to their winning set.

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