PMG Registry Featured Set: Cuba First Republic

Posted on 4/19/2022

This month’s featured set belongs to the EMO Collection.

This month, we present a set by a collector who is a major influencer in both the PMG and NGC collecting communities. With almost 45 PMG Registry sets and 90 NGC Registry sets comprised of many Top Pop examples, EMO Collection has been a prominent figure for years. He sets the bar high for anyone interested in competing, especially in Latin American numismatics, making it hard to pick only one high-ranking set to feature. This month, we offer this extensive set, almost seven years in the making and still growing: a Cuba First Republic, Including Varieties set, found here.

Cuba, Banco Nacional Cuba Pick# 65 (ND) 1905 1 Peso graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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With 14 participating sets, this set is the most popular of all 23 Cuban PMG Registry set types. EMO Collection does not have the highest percentage of set completion here; instead, he focuses on obtaining the highest-grade examples of each note needed to fill the set. This requires diligent planning and patience. As such, he currently sits in first place at 45% completion.

What is perhaps most remarkable about this set is the uninterrupted run of notes over a 10-year period. EMO Collection has lovely examples of all varieties for notes issued from 1949-1960, and almost all are graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ to PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ! Be sure to check out this set and the other contenders attempting to reach the coveted #1 spot. It will be an exciting competition for the 2022 awards, for sure.

Cuba, Banco Nacional Cuba Pick# 84 1950 1,000 Pesos graded PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Thank you, EMO Collection, for sharing this and so many other of your unique collections with the PMG community. We look forward to seeing what other PMG Registry plans you have for 2022!

Would you like your set to be chosen for a future article? 100% completion in a set is not always feasible. Our team features sets with thoughtful comments and images for their set descriptions and notes. It may be your set! Stay tuned.

The PMG Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their certified notes and can compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This popular resource now boasts almost 18,000 registered sets and over 91,000 registered notes. Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is excited for the 2022 PMG Registry Awards, and we hope you are, too! Get ready! The 2022 awards are being planned now. Winners of PMG Registry Awards will receive a personalized plaque, an icon of recognition next to their PMG Registry set, and a $500 PMG grading credit!

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