The all-time finest set of Indian Head Eagles was among the first coins certified under the new PCGS Secure Plus system from the Professional Coin Grading Service, the firm announced April 1.
Known as “The Simpson Collection” and now added to the PCGS Set Registry, the 32-coin set was assembled with the help of Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics. The set includes 18 of the finest known 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 MS-67+, the owner’s personal favorite coin in the set.
The set was displayed at the PCGS booth during the American Numismatic Association National Money Show in Fort Worth, Texas, March 25-27. The 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 Hall. “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.”
“We couldn’t have asked for a better inaugural set to be submitted through PCGS Secure Plus,” said Willis. “Thirteen of the coins received the ‘+’ designation. Our entire team was blown away by the quality of these coins.”
Highlights of the collection and their respective PCGS Secure Plus grades include: 1907 Rolled Edge MS-67+, 1908-S MS-68+, 1909 MS-67+, 1913-S MS-66+, 1915 MS-67+, 1915-S MS-67, 1920-S MS-67+, 1926 MS-66+, and 1933 MS-65+.
PCGS Secure Plus is a new process that incorporates high-tech security to increase the confidence of collectors and dealers, according to PCGS. 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.