NGC CERTIFICATION LABELS

The following is the current list of NGC labels available to all submitters, with a brief description of eligible coins. Some labels require special submission instructions. For complete details, read the available links. This is not a comprehensive list of NGC labels that you may see in the marketplace. It is meant to be a guide as to what labels are available to all NGC Collectors Society members and authorized dealers. Elite NGC Collectors Society members and NGC Authorized Dealers are eligible for bulk submission rates and labels. Learn more >

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NGC Standard

NGC Standard Brown

NGC Standard (Brown)

NGC’s standard brown label for all US and World coins. This label is used for all submissions unless otherwise noted below. Label is available in single and oversize versions.

First Releases (Blue)

First Releases® (Blue)

All US and World coins received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within their first 30 days of issue are eligible for the First Releases blue label and designation. This includes bullion, currency and numismatic coinage issues. All coins include the text FIRST RELEASES within their description on the label. Label is available in single and oversize versions.

Early Releases Blue

Early Releases® (Blue)

All US and World coins received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within their first 30 days of issue are eligible for the Early Releases blue label and designation. This includes bullion, currency and numismatic coinage issues. All coins include the text EARLY RELEASES within their description on the label. Label is available in single and oversize versions. Effective 1/1/2012, this is the default label for coins received within their first 30 days of issue.

See additional details on the NGC Early Releases program.

Details Grade Purple

Details Grade (Purple)

Coins with detrimental surface conditions receive this purple label. This label is applied automatically for all NGC grading tier submissions. Label is available in single and oversize versions.

See additional details on NGC’s Details Grading program.

NGC Ancients

NGC Ancients

Coins struck in the Western World from the origins of coinage through c. AD 500, as well as coins of the Byzantine Empire (AD 491–1453) receive this label.

See additional details on coins graded by NGC Ancients.

Signature Series

Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth Jones Signature Series

Available for coins designed by Elizabeth Jones, the last presidentially appointed and congressionally approved US Mint Chief Engraver. Labels are individually hand-signed by Elizabeth Jones.

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

See additional submission details and submission instructions for the NGC Elizabeth Jones Signature Series Label.

Special Collections

100 Greatest US Modern Coins

100 Greatest US Modern Coins

Available for coins featured in 100 Greatest US Modern Coins. The attractive black and tan NGC label boldly shows a coin’s rank adjacent to the standard NGC certification information, including description and grade.

See additional submission details for the 100 Greatest US Modern Coins label.

100 Greatest US Modern Coins 2nd Edition

100 Greatest US Modern Coins 2nd Edition

Available for coins featured in 100 Greatest US Modern Coins 2nd Edition. The attractive blue and black NGC label boldly shows a coin’s rank adjacent to the standard NGC certification information, including description and grade.

See additional submission details for the 100 Greatest US Modern Coins 2nd Edition label.

Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins

Available for coins featured in Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins. This label features the red star and “Top 50” from the book’s cover. This label requires a special request.

See additional submission details for the Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins label.

US Medals

September 11 National Medal

September 11 National Medal

Available for the September 11 National Commemorative Medal issued by the US Mint. The label features the obverse image of the medal with the US flag waving in the background.

See additional submission details for the September 11 National Medal label.

US Mint Coin Series

First Spouse

First Spouse

A special label for First Spouse Series gold $10 coins and bronze medals. This label is applied automatically, and there is no additional service charge. Label is available in single and oversize versions.

See additional submission details for the First Spouse label.

Presidential Dollars

Presidential Dollars

Presidential $1 coins label. This label is applied automatically, and there is no additional service charge. Label is available in single and oversize versions.

Presidential $1 Coins Packaged in US Mint Official American Presidency $1 Coin Covers

NGC will grade the enclosed coins and seal the entire US Mint cover within a clear semi-rigid plastic sleeve. A label across the top of the holder describes the cover and enclosed coins.

See additional submission details for the US Mint Presidential $1 Coin Cover label.

America's National Treasures

America’s National Treasures®

Available for the America the Beautiful Quarters, including the 5 oz coins. This label is distinctive and patriotic, featuring a full-color design emblematic of the phrase “America the Beautiful.” Label is available in single and oversize versions.

See additional submission details for the America’s National Treasures label.

Buffalo

Buffalo

Available for all US Mint-issued Buffalo coins with the James Earle Fraser design, including Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, Gold Buffaloes 2006-Date and the 2001 American Buffalo Silver Dollar Commemorative.

Submitters may request the pedigree “100TH ANNIVERSARY” with this label.

Kennedy 50th Anniversary

Kennedy Half Dollar Commemorative “Ask Not”

All US Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Commemoratives. Submit the silver and clad 50th anniversary half dollars under the Early Bird Tier or higher. Submit the gold 50th anniversary half dollar under the Express Tier or higher. Request Kennedy Ask Not label. See additional submission details for the Kennedy Ask Not label.

Kennedy Halves

Kennedy

All US Kennedy Half Dollars. Available on Modern Special tier submissions only.

Lincoln Series

Lincoln Series

Available for the 2009 Bicentennial Lincoln coins: 2009 Lincoln Commemorative Dollar in Proof and Mint State and the 2009 Bicentennial Lincoln Cents in Mint State (both circulation and mint set or SMS issues) and proof issues. Label is available in single and oversize versions.

See additional submission details for the Lincoln Series label.

US Mint Release

Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame

Available for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins issued by the US Mint. Includes the officially licensed National Baseball Hall of Fame logo.

See additional submission details for the NGC Baseball Hall of Fame label.

First Year of Issue

First Year of Issue

For use with US Mint first year of issue coins. A first year of issue is a coin from the first dated year of a new design type. Label is available in single and oversize versions.

See additional submission details for the First Year of Issue label.

Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief

Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief

2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle. This label features an enlarged rendering of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s monogram as it appears on the coin. This label is automatically used for all submissions of these coins and does not require special request.

See additional submission details for the Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief label.

San Francisco Mint

San Francisco Mint

Available for all US coins that feature the “S” mintmark of the San Francisco Mint. The label features a stylized “S” reminiscent of the mintmark used on coins struck at this collectible mint. This label requires a special request. Available on Modern Special tier submissions only.

See additional submission details for the San Francisco Mint label.

Eagle 25th Anniversary

Eagle 25th Anniversary

Available for coins in the US Mint sets commemorating the 25th anniversary of the American Eagle coins. Coins from these sets will be pedigreed as EAGLE 25th ANNIVERSARY SET.

See additional submission details for the Eagle 25th Anniversary Blue label.

Eagle 20th Anniversary Blue Label

Eagle 20th Anniversary — Blue Label

Available for coins in the US Mint gold sets commemorating the 20th anniversary of the American Eagle Bullion Program. Coins from these sets will be pedigreed as EAGLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY. Label is available in single and oversize versions.

See additional submission details for the Eagle 20th Anniversary Blue label.

Eagle 20th Anniversary Black Label

Eagle 20th Anniversary — Black Label

Available for coins released in the three-piece 20th Anniversary Silver Set are designated with the pedigree SILVER DOLLAR SET and encapsulated with this variant black label.

See additional submission details for the Eagle 20th Anniversary Black label.

Platinum Eagle 10th Anniversary

Platinum Eagle 10th Anniversary

Available for coins in the US Mint’s limited edition two-coin platinum set commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Platinum American Eagle Bullion Program. Coins from these sets will be pedigreed as EAGLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY.

See additional submission details for the Platinum Eagle 10th Anniversary label.

GSA and US Mint Soft Packs

Oversize label at the top of the semi-rigid soft pack case.

See additional submission details for GSA and US Mint Soft Packs.

GSA Holders

Oversized label that wraps around the rigid GSA holder.

See additional submission details for GSA Holders.

World Coins

Australia Label

Australia

All Australia coins issued 1970-date. Available on Modern Special tier submissions only.

Canada Label

Canada

All Canada Mint issued coins 1970-date. Available on Modern Special tier submissions only.

Canadian Classic Coins

Canadian First Gold Coins

Available for the 30,000 Canada 1912 to 1914 $5 and $10 gold coins released by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2012 after being stored in the vaults of the Bank of Canada for 75 years (both premium hand-selected and hand-selected). Available on World Express tier or higher.

See additional submission details for the Canada’s First Gold Label.

Chinese New Year Labels

A series of labels designed to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Available on the Modern Special tier or higher. All common date Chinese Modern Coins, 1979-Date.

See additional submission details on the Chinese New Year Labels.

Chinese Year of the Dragon

Chinese Year of the Dragon

All dragon coins. All dates and denominations are eligible. Labels are available in single and oversize versions. Available on Modern Special tier submissions only.

Chinese Year of the Snake

Chinese Year of the Snake

All snake coins. All dates and denominations are eligible. Labels are available in single and oversize versions. Available on Modern Special tier submissions only.

Chinese Year of the Horse

Chinese Year of the Horse

All horse coins. All dates and denominations are eligible. Labels are available in single and oversize versions. Available on Modern Special tier submissions only.

Chinese Year of the Goat

Chinese Year of the Goat

All goat coins. All dates and denominations are eligible. Labels are available in single and oversize versions. Available on Modern Special tier submissions only.

Panda

Panda

All panda coins. All dates and denominations are eligible. This label requires a special request. Available on World Modern Special tier submissions only.

Other

Holiday

Holiday

All Modern US and world coins.