America The Beautiful Quarters: Instructions For Special Label And Release Designations

Posted on 4/13/2010

Preview NGC's special label and submission guidance for the America the Beautiful Quarter Series, including first day and ceremony designations.

A 2010 Hot Springs
National Park quarter encapsulated
by NGC with special label.

NGC is offering a new special label for the America the Beautiful Quarters. The Hot Springs National Park quarter, to be released on Monday, April 19, 2010 is the first coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, the United States Mint's new 12-year program that will honor 56 national parks and national sites. The label is distinctive and patriotic, featuring a full-color design emblematic of the phrase America the Beautiful.

The label is available to submitters using the Modern Tier.

Only America the Beautiful coins will be eligible for encapsulation with this label. Submitters have the option of requesting standard NGC labels and may do so using the Modern Tier.

The following submission guidelines should be carefully followed when requesting this label:

  1. Submitters sending five or more coins for encapsulation with the America the Beautiful label should use the Modern Tier and select Special Label/Releases. When submitting fewer than five coins, Early Bird Tier must be used. NGC Dealers may use the bulk submission service.

  2. Most importantly, when requesting the America the Beautiful label, coins sent in for encapsulation with this label cannot be combined with coins requiring other labels or ineligible coins. They must be isolated on their own submission form. Mixed label requests on a single submission form will automatically receive standard NGC labels.

In order to minimize processing delays, label requests made on improperly completed submissions will be encapsulated with standard NGC labels. NGC sincerely appreciates submitters’ attention to these guidelines. Because of the strict submission requirements for this request, please contact NGC Customer Service with any questions about preparing a submission at or by phone at 1-800-NGC-COIN (642-2646).

First Day of Issue and Release Ceremony Designations

The first day of the coin’s release is Monday, April 19, 2010. Because this circulating coin has an official release date, NGC will offer the FIRST DAY OF ISSUE designation. To qualify, coins must be received by NGC by the official release date or by overnight mail or air carrier on the day immediately following the official release date, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Alternatively, coins still packed in sealed US Mint issue First Day Covers are eligible for this designation.

Additionally the US Mint will be hosting a ceremony to mark the occasion of the coin’s release. Coins acquired at this ceremony will be eligible for a RELEASE CEREMONY designation. To qualify, submitters must notify NGC in advance of the ceremony that they wish to submit coins for the RELEASE CEREMONY designation, and NGC will advise submitters of any additional documentation requirements that may apply. Coins must be sent by overnight courier from the ceremony location and arrive at NGC on the day immediately following the ceremony.

Coins being submitted for either designation must be submitting using the Modern Tier or NGC bulk services. Minimum submission requirements apply.

Questions can be directed to NGC Customer Service at or by phone at 1-800-NGC-COIN (642-2646).

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