About the NGC Registry

Posted on 12/10/2019

The NGC Registry is the hobby's most comprehensive, online coin collecting platform. Learn how to participate for free.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) created the NGC Registry in 2001 to provide a free, online platform where collectors can organize and display their collections and earn prizes and recognition. Today, the NGC Registry boasts more than 1.2 million coins registered in more than 150,000 sets by more than 17,000 members from around the world.

Organize, display and compete

The most popular way to participate in the NGC Registry is with competitive sets, where NGC defines the set categories and eligible coins.

Competitive set categories have slots for each coin needed to complete the set. When you add a coin to a slot, it receives a point score based on its grade, relative rarity and value. These scores are then totaled and your set is ranked against other sets based on their total scores.

There are competitive set categories for almost every collecting interest. Some of the most popular include Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 or Chinese Silver Pandas, 1983-Present.

NGC-certified coins and PCGS-certified US coins are eligible for competitive sets.

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For collectors who assemble sets in their own unique ways, custom sets are ideal. Custom sets let you define the theme and choose which coins are eligible. NGC and PCGS-certified coins as well as raw coins are eligible for NGC Registry custom sets.

Win prizes and recognition

Every year the NGC Registry awards more than $20,000 in prizes to outstanding sets. To enter, simply create an NGC Registry set and add coins.

Major award winners receive a plaque, a $500 NGC grading credit and an icon of recognition in their NGC Registry profile. The NGC Registry also recognizes the #1 set in each set category. Each winner receives a certificate and an icon of recognition displayed next to their winning set.

The deadline to enter the NGC Registry awards is early December, and awards are given in early January. Please note that private sets will not be considered for awards.

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Learn more about the NGC Registry Awards >

Using the NGC Registry

It’s free and easy to participate in the NGC Registry. All it takes is a free NGC membership. Not a member? Join now >

To add a coin to the NGC Registry, click on the green + symbol at the top right of each page on the NGC website. Simply type in the coin’s certification number and click Add. NGC-certified coins and PCGS-certified US coins are eligible for NGC Registry competitive sets.

Once a coin is added, there is an option to add high-resolution images for the ultimate presentation. You can upload your own coin images or, for more than 20 million NGC-certified coins, use the images that NGC took of the coin.

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If you added an NGC-certified coin, you can immediately place it into an eligible competitive set. If you added a PCGS-certified coin, you can add it to eligible competitive sets as soon as it has been reviewed by an administrator.

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To find the perfect set for your coins, you can browse the NGC Registry to see all of the options. Some collectors choose to participate in the most popular set categories while others try to find a set category where there is less competition. You can find sets with a lot of slots, a few slots, varieties and more.

The NGC Registry can also tell you where your coins may be added. When viewing your coin list, click on the green + symbol near the coin description to see eligible sets and slots. You can also use Autobuild Set to quickly create sets and to make sure your sets are receiving as many points as possible.

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You can use the NGC Registry menu at the left side of the NGC website to find your coins and sets or browse the NGC Registry. 

View NGC Registry tutorials >

Browse and update sets when and where it’s convenient

The NGC Registry uses the latest technologies to seamlessly resize on all devices, making it easy to use on a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. You can even access the NGC Registry from the free NGC mobile app, available for iOS and Android. Download the NGC app > 

More benefits of participation

With the ability to view more than 130,000 sets from collectors from around the world, NGC Registry users can go beyond organizing their own collection. They can get inspiration for new sets, establish collecting goals and learn from the greatest collectors and collections.

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Get started today!

NGC has invested millions of dollars to make the NGC Registry the hobby’s most comprehensive, online coin collecting platform. Get started today and see why more than 15,000 collectors use the NGC Registry to organize and display their collections!

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For questions or suggestions regarding the NGC Registry, please call +1 800 NGC COIN (642 2646) or email [email protected].

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Note: The NGC Registry is not endorsed by or associated with PCGS. PCGS is a registered trademark of Collectors Universe, Inc.

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