I am Truly Honored and Humbled!
I would sincerely like to thank PMG for bestowing the award for 2010 Best Presented Set to my large size $1 bill currency type set collection (The Newport Ridge Collection - Large Ones). I am truly honored and humbled to win the award in the first year it was presented.
I started as a coin collector, and actively participate on the coin side of the Collector's Society, but gradually became interested in collecting currency, especially large size US bills. I have tried to put my set together for display here in the PMG Registry in the best way I could. Since I have not completed my set, I was surprised to have won the best presented set. But now the pressure is on to complete it with the best bills that I can obtain, within my budget. Always a challenge with these large size notes.
It's a little quieter here on the notes side of the Collector's Society, but it is fun to watch as the excellent collections grow. There are many outstanding note collections here worth many more points than mine, but it is gratifying that PMG also recognizes my effort to try to present the set with nice pictures and interesting descriptions.
As an aside, but something I am also proud of, I was honored a few years ago by NGC when I won best presented set on the coin side in 2006 for my GSA Carson City Morgan Dollar collection. I continue to try to upgrade that set as well.
Here is one of the notes that put me over the top. Thanks again, PMG!