PCGS Currency announced today the introduction of Block Sets to the PCGS Currency Set Registry. Collectors can now enter notes from their collection by serial number block for selected issues, in addition to collections by series and signature combination.
Initial Block Sets include selected Small Size Silver Certificate series, and will expand to include Small Size Legal Tender and Federal Reserve Note issues in the near future. Collectors will eventually be able to compete for Block Sets in the Set Registry in other categories as well, including all Small Size issues from 1928 to date and some popularly collected Large Size issues.
“Block Sets are a natural extension of the Set Registry concept,” stated Laura A. Kessler, Vice President of PCGS Currency. “We are genuinely excited to offer this new opportunity to the many collectors who specialize not only in obtaining one note from each series, but one note from each serial number block as well.”
“We’ve been working on this project for quite some time,” continued Kessler. “Collectors have been asking for us to add Block Sets to the Set Registry since we began the PCGS Currency Set Registry two years ago, and we are pleased to finally offer them exactly what they wanted. This will no doubt begin a new, exciting phase in the history of our Currency Set Registry, and will open up the possibilities to create hundreds, even thousands, of new sets for collectors to complete.”
The PCGS Currency Set Registry was introduced in 2007, and has expanded from just a few sets to more than 1,000 collector participants competing in more than 200 different categories. Collectors compete by entering notes from their collection into a safe and secure database, and individual notes are ranked by grade and weighted by rarity.
Information on competing in the PCGS Currency Set Registry, or joining the PCGS Currency Collectors Club, may be obtained by visiting the PCGS Currency website at www.pcgscurrency.com, or by calling (309) 222-8200.