2020 US First and Early Releases® Cutoff Dates
Posted on 12/31/2019
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 six months after the coin's release date.
* An asterisk (*) indicates the cutoff date was extended due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. For more information, click here.
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.
|Official U.S. Coins & Medals | Private Tokens & Medals|
|American Gold Eagle||2020W G$5 (PF)||Tuesday, May 5, 2020*|
|ATB 5oz||2020 ATB 5oz American Samoa 25C (MS)||Friday, April 17, 2020*|
|First "W" Mint Mark Nickel||2020W 5C (PF)||Friday, April 10, 2020*|
|Presidential Silver Medal||(2020) Andrew Jackson - Silver 1oz (MS)||Thursday, April 9, 2020*|
|First "W" Uncirculated Nickel||2020 W 5C (MS)||Tuesday, April 7, 2020*|
|ATB 5oz||2020 P ATB 5oz - American Samoa National Park 25C (SP)||Tuesday, March 24, 2020*|
|Platinum Commemorative||2020 W Preamble to the Declaration of Independence - Pursuit of Happiness P$100 (PF)||Monday, March 2, 2020|
|Official US Mint Set||2020 S America the Beautiful Quarters 2020 Proof Set - 25C (PF)||Thursday, February 13, 2020|
|Congratulations Set||2020 W Eagle S$1 (PF)||Monday, February 10, 2020|
|Silver Eagle||2020 W Eagle S$1 (PF)||Monday, February 10, 2020|
|American Innovation||2019 S Light Bulb $1 (RP)||Thursday, February 6, 2020|
|Official US Mint Set||2020 Happy Birthday Set (PF)||Monday, February 3, 2020|
|Official US Mint Set||2020 Birth Set (PF)||Monday, February 3, 2020|
2020 — Private Tokens & Medals
Additional issues will be added as their release is announced and confirmed.
* Cutoff date extended due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. For more information, click here.
** 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.