World First and Early Releases® Cutoff Dates

Posted on 12/30/2011

First Releases Overview | Early Releases Overview

US First and Early Releases Cutoff Dates

To qualify for First Releases or Early Releases, all coins must generally be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository before the Cutoff Date listed to be eligible for the First Releases or Early Releases designation.* NGC generally requires that coins have a mintage of at least 5,000 coins to be eligible for the Early Releases or First Releases designations.

Note: The Early Releases label will be the default for submissions, so be sure to request the First Releases label if applicable.

Coins held in NGC-approved depositories must be submitted for certification no later than five years after the Cutoff Date.

Issues that are currently eligible for the Early Releases designation are shown highlighted in blue.


2015 — Australia



Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2015 ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP S$5 (PF) Thursday, February 12, 2015
Lunar Series 2015P 1KILO YEAR OF THE GOAT GEMSTONE S$30 (SP) Friday, February 13, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP S$5 (PF) Thursday, February 12, 2015
Opal Series 2015P ROUGH SCALED PYTHON S$1 (PF) Friday, February 6, 2015
Silver Lunar 2015P 5oz YEAR OF THE GOAT S$8 (PF) Monday, February 2, 2015
Silver Koala 2015P GILT KOALA S$1 (MS) Monday, February 2, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015P CHINESE LION DANCE COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Monday, January 5, 2015
Silver Koala 2015P 10oz KOALA S$10 (MS) Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P HIGH RELIEF YEAR OF THE GOAT S$1 (PF) Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Age of Dinosaurs 2015P DIAMANTINASAURUS COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Silver Koala 2015P KOALA S$1 (MS) Thursday, November 20, 2014
Silver Kookaburra 2015P 1KILO KOOKABURRA 25TH ANNIVERSARY S$30 (MS) Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT COLORIZED S50C (PF) Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P GILT YEAR OF THE GOAT S$1 (MS) Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT COLORIZED S$1 (MS) Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT S$10 (MS) Thursday, October 30, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P 2oz YEAR OF THE GOAT S$2 (MS) Thursday, October 30, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT S$2 (PF) Monday, October 27, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT S$30 (PF) Monday, October 27, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT G$15 (PF) Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Explorers First Sightings 2015 KANGAROO S$1 (MS) Thursday, October 16, 2014
Explorers First Sightings 2015 KANGAROO S$1 (PF UC) Thursday, October 16, 2014
Explorers First Sightings 2015 KANGAROO G$10 (PF) Thursday, October 16, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT S50C (PF) Thursday, October 16, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT S$1 (PF) Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT G$100 (MS) Thursday, October 9, 2014
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT S$1 (MS) Friday, September 26, 2014

2015 — Austria

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Bullion 2015 VIENNA PHILHARMONIC S1.5E (MS) Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Silver Bullion 2015 VIENNA PHILHARMONIC S1.5E (MS) Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 — Burundi

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2015 AFRICAN LION S5000F (MS) Thursday, January 8, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 AFRICAN LION S5000F (PF) Thursday, January 8, 2015
Gold Commemorative 2014 JOHN F. KENNEDY G5000F (PF) Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Gold Commemorative 2014 JOHN F. KENNEDY G5000F (PF) Friday, November 14, 2014
Gold Commemorative 2014 JOHN F. KENNEDY REVERSE PROOF G5000F (PF) Friday, November 14, 2014

2015 — Canada

Category Coin Cutoff Date
North American Sportfish 2015 LARGEMOUTH BASS S$20 (PF) Thursday, March 5, 2015
Star Charts 2015 THE GREAT ASCENT COLORIZED S$25 (PF) Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 WILD RIVERS EXPLORATION S$15 (PF MA) Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 CANADIAN FLAG 50TH ANNIVERSARY S$1 (PF) Monday, February 16, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 CANADIAN FLAG 50TH ANNIVERSARY S$1 (MS) Monday, February 16, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 CANADIAN FLAG COLORIZED S$25 (SP) Monday, February 16, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 FIVE BLESSINGS S$5 (MS) Monday, February 16, 2015
Gold Maple Leaf 2015 MAPLE LEAF G$50 (MS) Friday, February 13, 2015
Silver Maple Leaf 2015 MAPLE LEAF GOAT PRIVY - REVERSE PROOF S$5 Monday, February 2, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2014 HOCKEY CANADA 100TH ANNIV COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Monday, February 2, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 5oz CARIBOU GILT S25C (PF) Monday, February 2, 2015
The Great Lakes 2015 LAKE MICHIGAN ENAMELED S$20 (PF) Monday, February 2, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2014 GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY S$30 (PF) Monday, January 26, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 CANADA LYNX S$25 (PF) Monday, January 12, 2015
Silver Maple Leaf 2015 MAPLE LEAF S$5 (MS) Friday, January 9, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 BEAVER AT WORK COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Canadian Dinosaurs 2015 ALBERTOSAURUS S$20 (PF) Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 GEORGE-ETIENNE CARTIER S$20 (PF) Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 BABY BURROWING OWL COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 STAR CHARTS - WOUNDED BEAR COLORIZED S$25 (PF) Friday, December 12, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 1.25oz BISON S$8 (MS) Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 OTTAWA SENATORS S$10 (PF) Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 VANCOUVER CANUCKS REVERSE PF S$10 (PF) Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 MONTREAL CANADIENS REVERSE PF S$10 (PF) Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Silver Maple Leaf 2015 MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PROOF - INCUSE S$1 (PF) Monday, December 1, 2014
Silver Maple Leaf 2015 MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PROOF - INCUSE S$2 (PF) Monday, December 1, 2014
Silver Maple Leaf 2015 MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PROOF - INCUSE S$3 (PF) Monday, December 1, 2014
Silver Maple Leaf 2015 MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PROOF - INCUSE S$4 (PF) Monday, December 1, 2014
Silver Maple Leaf 2015 MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PROOF - INCUSE ENAMELED S$5 (PF) Monday, December 1, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 ICE DANCER COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Monday, December 1, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 THE MAJESTIC MOOSE COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Monday, December 1, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 THE WOLF COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Monday, December 1, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 GREY WOLF S$2 (MS) Thursday, November 13, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 STAR CHARTS - THE QUEST COLORIZED S$25 (PF) Monday, October 27, 2014
Silver Maple Leaf 2015 MAPLE LEAF CELEBRATING CANADA GILT S$10 (PF) Friday, October 17, 2014
Silver Commemorative 2015 5oz LOONIE GILT S$1 (PF) Thursday, October 16, 2014
Gold Commemorative 2015 GRIZZLY BEAR G25C (PF) Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Lunar Series 2015 YEAR OF THE SHEEP SCALLOPED S$15 (PF) Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Lunar Series 2015 YEAR OF THE SHEEP S$10 (SP) Friday, September 5, 2014

2015 — China

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Panda 2015 1oz SILVER PANDA - FUN SHOW REVERSE PF Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Silver Panda 2015 5oz SILVER PANDA - FUN SHOW REVERSE PF Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Silver Panda 2015 PANDA S10Y (MS) Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (Mainland China: Wednesday, December 17, 2014)
Gold Panda 2015 PANDA G20Y (MS) Monday, December 22, 2014 (Mainland China: Wednesday, December 17, 2014)
Gold Panda 2015 PANDA G50Y (MS) Monday, December 22, 2014 (Mainland China: Wednesday, December 17, 2014)
Gold Panda 2015 PANDA G100Y (MS) Monday, December 22, 2014 (Mainland China: Wednesday, December 17, 2014)
Gold Panda 2015 PANDA G200Y (MS) Monday, December 22, 2014 (Mainland China: Wednesday, December 17, 2014)
Gold Panda 2015 PANDA G500Y (MS) Monday, December 22, 2014 (Mainland China: Wednesday, December 17, 2014)

2015 — Great Britain

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Bullion 2015 BRITANNIA - PLAIN FIELDS S2PND (MS) Thursday, February 5, 2015
Silver Bullion 2015 BRITANNIA - TEXTURED FIELDS S2PND (MS) Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015 — Israel

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Biblical Art 2014 JACOB'S DREAM S2NS (PF) Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2014 HULA NAURE RESERVE 50TH ANNIVERSARY S2NS (PF) Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 — Niue

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2015 2oz EXODUS - HIGH RELIEF S$2 (MS) Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Avengers 2014 INCREDIBLE HULK COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Monday, January 19, 2015
Avengers 2014 CAPTAIN AMERICA COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Monday, January 19, 2015
Avengers 2014 THOR COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Monday, January 19, 2015
Avengers 2014 IRON-MAN COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Monday, January 19, 2015
Lunar Series 2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT S$2 (PF) Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Lunar Series 2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Lunar Series 2015 GILT YEAR OF THE GOAT S$8 (PF) Monday, October 27, 2014

2015 — Palau

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2015 FOUR-LEAF CLOVER S$5 (PF) Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Lunar Series 2015 GILT YEAR OF THE GOAT HIGH RELIEF S$5 (PF) Monday, December 8, 2014

2015 — Pitcairns

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Lunar Series 2015 GILT YEAR OF THE GOAT S$2 (PF) Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2015 — Russia

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2014(SP) REV. SERGIUS RADONEZHSKY S3R (PF) Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 — Rwanda

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2014 IMPALA S50F (MS) Friday, January 17, 2014

2015 — Somalia

Category Coin Cutoff Date
African Wildlife 2015 ELEPHANT G1000S (MS) Wednesday, January 14, 2015
African Wildlife 2015 ELEPHANT - HIGH RELIEF S100S (PF) Tuesday, January 6, 2015
African Wildlife 2015 GILT ELEPHANT S100S (MS) Monday, December 22, 2014
African Wildlife 2015 ELEPHANT COLORIZED S100S (MS) Monday, December 22, 2014
African Wildlife 2015 ELEPHANT S100S (MS) Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2015 — Tokelau

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Lunar Series 2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT COLORIZED S$5 (PF) Friday, September 26, 2014
Lunar Series 2015 GILT YEAR OF THE GOAT S$5 (PF) Friday, September 26, 2014
Lunar Series 2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT S$5 (PF MA) Friday, September 26, 2014
Lunar Series 2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT G$5 (PF) Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2015 — Tuvalu

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2015P ALWAYS TOGETHER COLORIZED S50C (PF) Monday, February 2, 2015
Florida Natives 2015 FLORIDA PANTHER COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Ships That Never Sailed 2015 THE NAUTILUS S$1 (PF) Thursday, January 8, 2015
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT WEALTH S$1 (PF) Monday, January 5, 2015
Lunar Series 2015P YEAR OF THE GOAT COLORIZED S50C (PF) Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Endangered and Extinct 2015 MAHOGANY GLIDER COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Monday, October 27, 2014

Additional issues will be added as their release is announced and confirmed.

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