2018 US First and Early Releases® Cutoff Dates

First and Early Releases Overview

World First and Early Releases Cutoff Dates

To qualify for First Releases or Early Releases, all coins must generally be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository on or before the Cutoff Date listed to be eligible for the First Releases or Early Releases designation.

Note: The Early Releases label will be the default for submissions, so be sure to request the First Releases label if applicable.

Coins held in NGC-approved depositories must be submitted for certification no later than five years after the Cutoff Date.

The table below can be sorted automatically by clicking on the column headers. Issues that are currently eligible for the Early or First Releases designation are shown highlighted in blue.


Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2018P World War I Centennial S$1 (PF)Friday, February 16, 2018
Silver Eagle 2018(W) S$1 Eagle (MS)*Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Silver Commemorative 2018 W Congratulations Set S$1 (PF)Monday, February 12, 2018
Silver Eagle 2018W S$1 Eagle (PF)Monday, February 5, 2018
ATB 5oz Silver2017 P ATB 5 OUNCE - GEORGE ROGERS CLARK 25C (SP)Tuesday, January 4, 2018

Additional issues will be added as their release is announced and confirmed.

* Regular submissions of the following coins to NGC in the United States are not eligible for the First Releases designation: Mint State American Silver Eagles, Mint State American Gold Eagles, Mint State Chinese Silver Pandas and Mint State Chinese Gold Pandas. The First Releases designation may be made available for these coins to select bulk submitters only.

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