NGC Special Labels and Designations for the 2022-W Reverse Proof Palladium Eagles

Posted on 9/20/2022

The US Mint released just 7,500 Palladium Eagles on September 29, 2022. See the "Submission Instructions" section of this article.

On September 29, 2022, the US Mint is releasing the 2022-W Palladium American Eagle, which has a Reverse Proof finish. Struck at the West Point Mint, the coin has a mintage limit of only 7,500 — less than previous years.

To complement the coins, Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) is offering the elegant Palladium Label for no additional fee. Coins submitted within the first 30 days of release are also eligible for the popular NGC Early Releases and First Releases designations and labels. For Early Releases / First Releases cutoff dates, click here.

2022-W Reverse Proof Palladium American Eagle with the NGC Palladium Eagle label
and First Releases label.
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The high relief design of the Palladium Eagle was adapted from a coin and medal that were both designed by the famous sculptor Adolph A. Weinman. The “Winged Liberty” obverse is taken from the 1916-1945 “Mercury” Dime, while the dynamic eagle on the reverse is based on the 1907 American Institute of Architects gold medal.

Every year, the Palladium Eagle cycles through different finish types: Proof, Reverse Proof and Uncirculated. This year, the coin will have a Reverse Proof finish, with a mirror-like design and a frosted background. This finish was last used on the 2019 coin.

Submission Instructions

  • Submit this coin under the Standard grading tier or higher.
  • The coin does not need to be submitted in the US Mint packaging.


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


Label options Fee Directions

Palladium Label #923
Free By default (Enter Palladium Label #923 on your submission form.)

Early Releases #378
Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$12) Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form. Otherwise, Palladium Label #923 will be used.

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12) Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, Palladium Label #923 will be used.

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free By request (Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.)

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

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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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