What is "Advanced Releases"?
NGC offers the Advance Releases designation for select coins that are purchased by designated mint customers prior to the publicly posted first day that a mint makes a new coin issue available for sale. For example, if the mint's public calendar identifies the first day of sales as January 10, coins qualifying for Advance Releases must be purchased by designated mint customers prior to that date, typically through a bulk advance purchasing arrangement with the mint.
To qualify for Advance Releases, coins must be purchased by designated mint customers prior to the publicly posted first day that a mint makes a new coin issue available for sale and must be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within one week of their ship date. NGC will require that the submitter provide adequate evidence (including purchase receipts) to demonstrate the date when the coins were purchased and shipped.
The Advance Releases designation is made available only to select submitters of bulk quantities of qualifying coins. An advance request is required and there is generally a higher grading fee for the specific designation verification and attribution.
How many Advance Releases coins has NGC graded?
Advance Releases is listed separately in the NGC Census. If any coins have been graded with the Advance Releases designation, they will appear when the variety symbol beneath a non-designated issue is clicked.
Are Advance Releases coins eligible for inclusion in the NGC Registry?
Yes, Advance Releases coins are eligible for inclusion in the popular NGC Registry. Advance Releases coins receive the same point score as non-designated issues.
What coins are eligible for the Advance Releases designation?
Only certain coins will be designated Advance Releases by NGC. This designation is offered only to select submitters of bulk quantities of qualify coins. To qualify for Advance Releases, coins must meet the requirements specified under What is "Advance Releases"? above.
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