All Time Finest Category
The Registry is divided into two sections. The first section, the All-Time Finest (ATF), ranks all current and retired sets.
Notes graded PPQ receive bonus points which are determined by their grade. For a complete list, visit the Rules page.
A unique number assigned to each note graded by PCGS Currency which may be utilized by the note's owner as a reliable means of identification after the PCGS note re-enters the marketplace. The certification number is a 7 or 8-digit number which appears on the back of the note's holder.
Current Finest Category
The registered sets listed in this section are sets which are active and not retired.
Grade Point Average
The GPA is the grade of each item registered in the set multiplied by the weight and then summed. That sum is divided by the total number of registered currency weights.
My Set Registry
The private administration pages in the PCGS Currency Set Registry where members log in and add, update, and delete their coins and sets.
PCGS Currency Collectors Club
The Collectors Club allows collectors to submit currency for grading directly to PCGS Currency. The club offers many additional benefits including free grades and publications. For more information, click here.
A listing of a note’s current owner plus previous owners who may have had significant collections.
A note’s population is the number of notes graded for that grade since PCGS Currency’s inception in 2005. PCGS Currency offers an online subscription which is updated weekly. This subscription is available through the Collectors Club.
The items contained within a specific set.
The Set Rating is achieved by dividing the weighted grade sum by the total sum of the weights in the entire set.
Sets in the Registry are weighted on a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being the rarest note and 1 being the most common. While it may be in true in some instances that an item may be many times over 10 as rare as the most common item in the set, the Registry keeps the scale simple so that all levels of collectors can compete.
The Registry weighting is done by taking three things into account:
1. The overall rarity of the note, i.e. the rarity in all grades
2. The rarity in the highest 2 or 3 grades
3. The price (because this is an indication of demand and importance to collectors)
What If? scenarios
A program in My Set Registry which allows a user to determine how the addition of a note(s) to a particular set might effect the ratings.