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NGC to Award $20,000 in Prizes for 2019 Registry Competitions

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, or NGC, has announced that they will be giving prizes away valued at more than $20,000 for the 2019 NGC Registry Awards. The annual contest, where winners are announced each January at the Florida United Numismatics Show, allows those who have NGC graded coins to register them and compete against other collectors.

Winners of major awards will receive a personalized plaque, an icon of recognition next to their NGC Registry set, and a $500 NGC grading credit.

For those that may not now, the NGC Registry is a free platform where you can register and display your NGC-certified coins. You can then put them into sets and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. There are over 12,000 users of the NGC Registry with 1.1 million registered coins.

This year, winners will be selected in the following major award categories:


  • Best Classic Sets
  • Awarded to 10 sets annually.
  • US or World Sets, 1792-1964.
  • Best Modern Sets
  • Awarded to 10 sets annually.
  • US or World Sets, 1955-Date (including Jefferson Nickels and Roosevelt Dimes).
  • Best Presented Sets
  • Awarded to five sets annually.
  • US or World Sets with the best descriptive text and coin images.
  • Best New Sets (New for 2019!)
  • Awarded to five sets annually.
  • US or World Sets created since January 1 of the current year.


  • Best US Custom Set (New for 2019!)
  • Best World Custom Set
  • Best Ancient Custom Set
  • Best Tokens and Medals Set (New for 2019!)
  • Most Creative Custom Set
  • Most Informative Custom Set


  • Five Outstanding Collectors will be awarded for Overall Achievement in NGC Registry Set Collecting.

Important Notes:

  • Sets must be at least 50% complete to be eligible for the major awards listed above.
  • 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.
  • Obscured sets will not be considered for any award type. 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 July 1, 2019.

In addition to the major awards, the NGC Registry honors the #1 set in each category with an icon of recognition next to the set. Winners will also have an option to print a certificate of achievement through their My Account page. If they would prefer to receive a printed certificate by mail, they can request them in My Account after the winners are announced in January.

The deadline to update your NGC Registry sets before they are considered for awards is 10 a.m. EST on December 6, 2019.

To join the free NGC Registry or update your NGC Registry sets, visit

Winners will be announced on January 10, 2020.

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