NGC Authentication of First Strikes Coinage

Posted on 2/1/2006

Collectors have always sought out coins of special significance, and one way that a coin can be distinguished from another is by the date that it was struck. Included in this category are coins of early or first release. A general term for these coins is first strikes.

Collectors have always sought out coins of special significance, and one way that a coin can be distinguished from another is by the date that it was struck. Included in this category are coins of early or first release. A general term for these coins is first strikes. There are several different types of first strikes and limited edition coinage which can be noted on the certification label by NGC. In all cases, this special designation is reserved for coinage with accompanying documentation. Click here to read more about the conventions NGC has adopted for this special designation.