NGC Special Labels and Designations for the 2024-W Burnished Gold Eagles

Posted on 5/30/2024

The latest version of the Gold Eagle is available for sale June 6, 2024, and NGC is offering attractive certification options. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the "Submission Instructions" section of this article.

The US Mint is releasing the latest gold bullion coin: the 2024-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle. Commonly known as the Burnished Gold Eagle, the new coins are available for purchase on June 6, 2024, with a limited mintage of only 13,000.

To complement the 2024 release, Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) is offering a variety of special labels and designations to pair with the new coins. They include the West Point Mint Gold Star Label, as well as the popular NGC Early Releases and First Releases labels and designations.

2024-W Burnished Gold Eagle with the West Point Mint Gold Star label and the NGC First Releases label.
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In 2006, the US Mint debuted a collector version of the Burnished American Gold Eagles with a matte finish. Struck at the US Mint at West Point utilizing advanced technology, the coin now includes anti-counterfeit variable reeding along the edge, which provides higher security.

The obverse closely resembles Augustus Saint-Gaudens' original design of the Liberty figure. The full-length Liberty with flowing hair shows her holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. In 2021, a new detailed profile of an American eagle was created and introduced for the reverse. It was designed by US Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Jennie Norris, who signs certification labels exclusively for NGC. 2024-W Uncirculated Gold Eagles certified with the NGC Jennie Norris 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 +$15 On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
First Releases +$15 On the US submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
No Releases Designation Free By default.


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
+$8 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 $15 fee, if applicable.)

Early Releases #378
Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$15) Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form.

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$15) Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at or 1-855-472-3310.

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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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