The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently announced its Collector’s Society 2019 NGC Registry Award Winners, and my collection of Young Head Victoria Sovereigns, “The Young Victoria Collection,” was awarded Best in Category in the 2019 World Coin Competitive Sets competition for the Sovereign (Victoria) 1838-1901, Circulation Issue category. The collection previously won the Best in Category award in 2012, 2016, and 2017.
Two improvements were made to the collection since the 2017 competition:
- The addition of a Choice Uncirculated 1864 sovereign, replacing an Almost Uncirculated example
- The addition of an Uncirculated 1868 sovereign, replacing an Almost Uncirculated example
This increased the number of mint state (MS-61 or better) examples to twenty-three; fifteen are in Choice to Gem condition (MS 64 to MS 66).
The Young Victoria Collection in its entirety can be seen here.