$10 Indian Head Eagle Gold Coin Registry Set
The Simpson Collection
The all-time finest set of Indian Head Eagles
was among the first coins certified under the
new PCGS Secure Plus (http://www.pcgs.com/secureplus.html)
Known as “The Simpson Collection” and now added
to the popular PCGS Set RegistrySM, the 32-coin
set was assembled with the help of Laura Sperber
of Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey.
The set includes 18 of the finest known gem mint
condition examples of their date and mint with
none graded higher. Eleven of those are unique
in their top grade including a 1920-S graded
PCGS MS67+, the owner’s personal favorite coin
in the set.
The set was displayed at the Professional Coin
Grading Service booth during the American
Numismatic Association National Money Show™ in
Fort Worth, Texas, March 25 – 27, 2010. The
revolutionary new PCGS Secure Plus system was
formally announced there on the first day of the
show by David Hall, PCGS Co-Founder and
Collectors Universe, Inc. President, and Don
Willis, PCGS President.
“This is the finest $10 Indian set ever
assembled,” said David Hall – Co-Founder of
PCGS. “The quality and originality of the set
are unsurpassed in numismatic history. In my
opinion, the 1920-S is the most important $10
Indian in existence.”
The Simpson collection is ranked in the PCGS Set
Registry as the All-Time Finest set of gold
Indian Head $10 circulation strikes, 1907- 1933
It has a weighted grade point average of 66.335
and is 100 percent complete.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better inaugural
set to be submitted through PCGS Secure Plus.
Thirteen of the coins received the ‘+’
designation. Our entire team was blown away by
the quality of these coins,” said Willis.
Highlights of the collection and their
respective “top of the Pop” (PCGS Population
Report census) PCGS Secure Plus grades include:
1907 Rolled Edge MS67+; 1908-S MS68+; 1909
MS67+; 1913-S MS66+; 1915 MS67+; 1915-S MS67;
1920-S MS67+; 1926 MS66+; 1933 MS65+.
PCGS co-founder, senior grader, and long-time
20th Century gold expert, Gordon Wrubel
commented, “This incredible, All Time Finest
set, is the culmination of decades of dogged
pursuit of the finest specimens that ‘came out
of the woodwork’ and were placed in the finest
$10 Indian collections of the day. I personally
bought and placed some of these gems in the
1970s and 1980s by paying huge premiums for the
best-ever-seen coins. This set truly represents
the relentless pursuit of excellence. I had a
chance to see this set at the Fort Worth
convention and it was a great pleasure visiting
a few old friends, like the 1915-S and 1913-S.”
PCGS Secure Plus is a revolutionary new process
with high-tech security to increase the
confidence of collectors and dealers. It offers
a new certification designation, “+,” for coins
in the high end of their grade to more
accurately reflect the quality and market value
of coins that meet strict PCGS requirements. A
video of Hall and Willis explaining PCGS Secure
Plus can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKC-SsPGyO8&feature=related.
Established in 2001, the PCGS Set Registry
(http://www.pcgs.com/setregistry) now hosts over
48,000 sets. For additional information about
PCGS and its services, visit www.PCGS.com, call
PCGS Customer Service at (800) 477-8848, or
email at info@PCGS.com.
PCGS is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc.