2014-W Kennedy Gold stands in My way
I am trying without success to understand the two points outlined below...
1) The US Mint creates Proof Sets every year...some in Clad and some in Silver..as well as other issues
I have trouble understanding the inclusion of the 2014-W Kennedy Gold coin...because it was never included in any US Mint Proof Set
Since I only prefer to collect what I considered to be US Mint Proof Sets (in both clad and silver) and do not wish or care to collect gold coins...I cannot complete several Proof Sets because the 2014-W Kennedy Gold coin has been included
I fail to conclude with any logical reason for this coin to be a part of any Proof Set...since it is not a part of a US Mint issued Proof Set...The US Mint issues many different coins throughout each year and has done so for decades...not including them as part of the yearly Proof Sets
This one single coin is standing in the way of 100% completion for several of My Proof Sets...but only should belong in Kennedy Variety Sets
If the 2014-W Kennedy Gold truly belongs...why don't the other coins issued by the US Mint that are not part of the Proof Sets for the year get included too? The Commemoratives and the Medal coins are US Mint issues...but are not included in Proof Sets...as are the numerous specialty coins issued by the US Mint
Removing the 2014-W Kennedy Gold from Proof Sets won't hurt the Old Guard set owners at the top of those Set Rankings...but it would give those collectors who yearn to complete the true and logical Proof Sets an opportunity to rise in the rankings
2) I also believe that new year issues should result in immediate Proof Set creations...and filling those slots throughout the year should count toward Completion and Ranking...so newer collectors have a small window of opportunity to climb the rankings...even if only for a short time until the Old Guard collections at the top of every list get around to upgrading...prior to the 30-day window before Awards Deadline
Why is this important?
For a very short time earlier this year...specifically on February 8, ,2020...I was ranked Number One in a specific Proof Set...because I requested a New Slot for the 2018 North American $1 Reverse Proof (and for nearly 200 additional slots since then)
Being able to see My username sitting all alone at #1 for that Set...after just 40 days as a member of Set Registry...was all the incentive I needed to continue My quest for 100% completion on a journey to 100% perfection - and although I was the FIRST to complete it My set has fallen down the rankings because someone (several dozen of them) began registering their collection before I did
The future of Set Registry lies with younger and newer collectors...since in time the Old Guard sets at the top will fade away as the owners pass away - but if new collectors do not see a clear path they will not bother...and Set Registry may follow the Old Guard into history
I have seen and experienced Set Leader status...a feeling of being On Top Of The World...if only for a short time
I can only hope every new collector sees that path for themselves