NGC Special Labels and Designations for the 2022-W Burnished Silver Eagle

Posted on 5/25/2022

The latest version of the Silver Eagle will be available for sale June 1, 2022. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the "Submission Instructions" section of this article.

The US Mint has announced that the 2022-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle will be available for sale on June 1, 2022. Commonly referred to as the Burnished Silver Eagle, this year’s issue has a limited mintage of only 160,000 coins.

To accompany the certified coins, Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) is offering a variety of special labels, including the West Point Mint Gold Star label and the popular NGC Early Releases and First Releases labels.

2022-W Burnished Silver Eagle with the West Point Mint Gold Star label and the NGC First Releases label.
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Burnished American Silver Eagles were created as collector versions of the US Mint’s Bullion Silver Eagles. With a matte finish, these burnished coins depict the same design as the bullion coins — Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse.

With advancements in technology, the Silver Eagles’ design more closely resembles Weinman’s original vision and includes his artist mark. In addition, the reed variation along the edge provides higher security against counterfeiting.

The reverse shows an eagle coming in for a landing, an exciting design that was first introduced in 2021. It was engraved by acclaimed medallic artist Michael Gaudioso, who signs certification labels exclusively for NGC. The 2022-W Uncirculated Silver Eagles certified with the NGC Michael Gaudioso Signature Label will be available through select retailers.

Submission Instructions

  • Submit coins under the Modern grading tier or higher.
  • Coins do not need to be submitted in the US Mint packaging.


Designation options Fee Directions
Early Releases +$12 On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
First Releases +$12 On the US submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.


Label options Fee Directions

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free By default. Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.

West Point Mint Gold Star #1238
+$5 Request West Point Mint Gold Star #1238 on your submission form. (Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)

Early Releases #378
Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$12) Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form.

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12) Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at or 1-800-NGC-COIN (1-800-642-2646).

NGC Collectors Society paid members can submit their coins directly to NGC. Not an NGC Collectors Society member? Paid memberships start at just $25/year. Join today.

Bulk submissions

NGC’s First Day of Issue designation and labels are available for select bulk submissions only. To qualify for First Day of Issue, coins must be purchased within one day of the 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 the release date. NGC will require that the submitter provide adequate evidence (including purchase receipts) to demonstrate the date when the coins were purchased.

For bulk submissions, contact Scott Heller at or 941-360-3990.

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