What is a "Show Releases" designation?
NGC may occasionally offer a Show Releases designation for select coins purchased from a mint's booth at a trade show and then submitted to NGC at the same trade show. This designation is generally reserved for coins with a release date that coincides with the trade show or a release date shortly before the start of the trade show.
The designation will typically state the name of the trade show followed by Show Releases or a variation that reflects the coin's type and release date. Past designations have included ANA Inaugural Releases (for Clad and Gold 50th Anniversary Kennedy coins sold by the US Mint at the August 2014 ANA show), Opening Day Releases (for Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins sold by the US Mint at the March 2014 Baltimore show) and FUN Show Releases (for 2015-W Proof Silver Eagles sold at the January 2015 FUN show). For a complete list, click here.
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Does NGC offer a Show Releases designation for world coins?
NGC will from time to time offer a "Show Releases" designation for world coins that have a release date that coincides with the trade show or a release date shortly before the start of the trade show.
NGC may note the name of a particular trade show on the NGC certification label (without the term "Releases") but, unlike US coins, this notation does not necessarily indicate that these coins were sold at that trade show.
How many Show Releases coins has NGC graded?
Coins with Show Releases designations are listed separately in the NGC Census and appear when the variety icon beneath a non-designated issue is clicked. Coins with show pedigrees (e.g. coins labeled with the name of the show but not the term "Releases") are not listed separately in the NGC Census and are grouped together with non-designated issues.
Are Show Releases coins eligible for inclusion in the NGC Registry?
Yes, Show Releases coins are eligible for inclusion in the popular NGC Registry. Show Releases coins receive the same point score as non-designated issues.
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