Special Instructions for Submitting Platinum 10th Anniversary Eagles to NGC

Posted on 12/12/2007

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Platinum American Eagle Bullion Program, the U.S. Mint is issuing a limited edition two-coin commemorative set.

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Platinum American Eagle Bullion Program, the US Mint is issuing a special commemorative set. The Mint will be selling a limited edition two-coin platinum set. This set includes a proof 2007 W $50 Platinum American Eagle and, for the first time in the history of the program, a reverse proof 2007 W $50 Platinum American Eagle.

Coins from these sets will be pedigreed as EAGLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY. A special NGC commemorative label will also be available. Because the regular proof version of this coin is available individually from the US Mint, special instructions must be followed in order for coins to qualify for this pedigree. Coins must remain in the sealed shipping boxes used by the US Mint, and the entire unopened package must be forwarded on to NGC for certification. NGC must open these boxes in order for the coins to qualify for the EAGLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY. The reverse proof version does not require this special handling, and will be eligible for the EAGLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY label and pedigree even if submitted without its original packaging.

US Mint coin boxes and certificates will be returned to the submitters. Note that the Mint’s shipping boxes are not returned.

Additionally, these coins must be submitted using the Modern Special Tier or higher level service, and submitters requesting this designation and special label must submit these coins on their own submission invoice. The five coin minimum for Modern Special Tier will be waived for submissions of Platinum 10th Anniversary Eagles, and the 10th Anniversary coins cannot be mixed with other coins to qualify for this pedigree.

Submissions of Platinum 10th Anniversary Eagles must be sent to the NGC offices in Sarasota, FL. Due to the special handling requirements, NGC will not accept submissions of these sets at trade shows.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at service@ngccoin.com or 1-800-NGC-COIN.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the special label available for both single coin holder and multi-coin holder?

Yes. NGC offers the EAGLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY label for both the single coin and multi-coin holder formats so that both coins can be encapsulated in a single holder.

Important Note: Both coins must qualify for the EAGLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY designation to be eligible for special label and pedigree in the multi-coin holder. Coins submitted to NGC in open boxes are not eligible for the multi-coin holder.

Are Platinum 10th Anniversary Eagles eligible for the Early Releases designation?

No. The only applicable designation for these coins is EAGLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY.

What is a reverse proof?

According to the US Mint website, the “reverse proof version of the American Eagle Platinum Coin features a frosted background and an enhanced brilliant, mirror-like finish on the raised elements of the coin. This is an enhanced reverse proof version because it is not an exact opposite polish of the regular proof version. The design elements on the enhanced reverse proof platinum coin were strategically selected to feature the proof, mirror-like finish in contrast to frosted background design elements to enhance the entire image.”

What designs were selected for the Platinum 10th Anniversary American Eagles?

On its website, the US Mint describes these coins as follows:

"Since its debut in 1997, the United States Mint's American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin has featured on the obverse Lady Liberty, a symbol of vigilance and resolute faithfulness to duty. The reverse of the 2007 American Eagle Platinum Coin represents the Executive Branch of the government and depicts a bald eagle with its wings spread wide to represent freedom with a shield at the ready to enforce the laws that guarantee those freedoms. The coins have the inscriptions of the denominations, the weight of the platinum content, the year of minting or issuance, the words ‘Liberty,’ ‘In God We Trust,’ ‘United States of America,’ and ‘E Pluribus Unum,’ and feature a reeded edge."