Numbered "First Struck" Editions
What is a Numbered "First Struck" Edition?
NGC will designate coins that are verified to be among the first struck by a mint. These coins must be accompanied by official mint documentation that identifies that this group of coins was the first struck. The NGC certification label will indicate that the encapsulated coin is one of the first struck by the mint and state the total size of the "first struck" edition (e.g. One of First 1000 Struck or One of First 50,000 Struck). This designation is available only for select bulk submissions.
Are Numbered First Struck Editions listed in the NGC Census?
NGC may list Numbered First Struck Editions separately in the NGC Census when the variety icon beneath the non-designated issue is clicked or it may group Numbered First Struck Editions into the population for the non-designation issue.
Are Numbered First Struck Editions eligible for inclusion in the NGC Registry?
Yes, Numbered First Struck Editions are eligible for inclusion in the popular NGC Registry. Numbered First Struck Editions receive the same point score as non-designated issues.
Are medals eligible for Numbered First Struck Editions?
Only Official Mint Medals, defined as those issued by a mint authorized to strike coins and medals on behalf of a government, that are received with the appropriate documentation are eligible for a Numbered First Struck Edition designation. Privately issued medals will not be attributed as Numbered First Struck editions.
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