NGC provides grading services specifically for silver dollars still sealed within their rigid GSA holders.
The US General Services Administration (GSA) was responsible for sorting and marketing the US Treasury's hoard of silver dollars, after the Treasury ceased issuing dollar coins in 1964. In a series of sales lasting from 1973 to 1980, this hoard of several million silver dollars, mostly Morgan Dollars minted at Carson City, was dispersed via auction and fixed prices in plastic holders with a black insert—today known as GSA holders.
For GSA-holdered coins, NGC provides the same information on the certification labels that it does for its normal grading services, but this information appears on an oversized label that wraps around the rigid GSA holder. Also applied to the government holders are tamper-evident seals. Because these coins are not in NGC holders, the NGC Coin Grading Guarantee does not apply to GSA dollars.
GSA dollars may be submitted under any NGC tier at the Economy level or higher, and the standard minimum requirements and value limits apply for each tier. All GSA dollars must be submitted on invoices separate from other submissions, and non-GSA coins cannot be included to achieve the minimum numbers. Please do not submit GSA dollars with their accompanying cardboard boxes. NGC cannot be responsible for these boxes and will not hold or return them. Please keep your boxes until the coins are returned.