World First and Early Releases™ Cutoff Dates

First and Early Releases Overview

US 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 before the Cutoff Date listed to be eligible for the First Releases or Early Releases designation.* NGC generally requires that coins have a mintage of at least 5,000 coins to be eligible for the Early Releases or First Releases designations.

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 nolater 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.



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Australia | Austria | British Virgin Islands | Canada | Chad | China | Equatorial Guinea | France | Great Britain | South Korea | Latvia | Mexico | Niue | Palau | Solomons | Tuvalu | United Arab Emirates | Vatican City

2017 — Australia

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2017P KOALA S$1 (MS)Monday, February 13, 2017
Opal Series 2017P YEAR OF THE ROOSTER S$1 (PF)Friday, February 10, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017P 1Kilo YEAR OF THE ROOSTER - GEMSTONE COLORIZED S$30 (SP)Friday, February 10, 2017
Australian Posters of WWI 2017P HOME FRONT - COLORIZED S$1 (PF)Friday, February 10, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017P ALWAYS TOGETHER - COLORIZED S50C (PF)Friday, February 10, 2017
Newborn Baby 2017P CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BABY S50C (PF)Friday, February 10, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017P WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE S$1 (MS)Thursday, January 26, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2016 NORTHERN SKY - CYGNUS COLORIZED S$5 (PF)Thursday, January 12, 2017


2017 — Austria

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2017 VIENNA PHILHARMONIC S1.5E (MS)Monday, January 16, 2017


2017 — British Virgin Islands

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Commemorative 2017 SEAHORSE - TITANIUM $5 (MS) Wednesday, January 11, 2017


2017 — Canada

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Canada's 150th Anniversary 2017 2oz ICONIC MAPLE LEAF S$10 (PF)Thursday, January 19, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2016 CANADA'S ICY ARCTIC S$200 (PF)Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Canada's 150th Anniversary 2017 1Kilo CANADIAN COIN COLLECTION HIGH RELIEF S$250 (PF)Friday, January 13, 2017
Swarovski Zodiac Series 2017 CAPRICORN S$3 (PF)Thursday, January 12, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2016 LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT 140TH ANNIVERSARY GILT S$1 (PF)Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Canada's 150th Anniversary 2017 BOBCAT GILT S25C (PF)Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 TRIVIAL PURSUIT 35TH ANNIVERSARY S$25 (PF)Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Canadiana Kaleidoscope 2016 POLAR BEAR S$20 (PF)Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 CANADIAN UNDERWATER LIFE - COLORIZED S$20 (PF)Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Canada's 150th Anniversary 2017 MACKENZIE RIVER FLOAT PLANES S$10 (PF)Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Nature's Impressions 2017 WOODLAND CARIBOU S$20 (PF)Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 MAPLE LEAF G$50 (MS)Thursday, January 5, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 MAPLE LEAF G$20 (MS)Thursday, January 5, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 MAPLE LEAF G$10 (MS)Thursday, January 5, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 MAPLE LEAF G$5 (MS)Thursday, January 5, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 MAPLE LEAF G$1 (MS)Thursday, January 5, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 MAPLE LEAF S$5 (MS)Thursday, January 5, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 NUTTY SQUIRREL & MIGHTY OAK S$20 (PF)Wednesday, January 4, 2017
100 Years of Protection 2016 PILEATED WOODPECKER - COLORIZED S$20 (PF)Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Baby Animals 2016 BABY WOODCHUCK - COLORIZED S$20 (PF)Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 MAPLE LEAF - REVERSE PROOF CANADA 150 PRIVY S$5 (PF)Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 WOLF MOON S$2 (MS)Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 — Chad

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2017 GILT AFRICAN LION S5000F (PF)Tuesday, January 31, 2017


2017 — China

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Gold Commemorative 2017 PANDA G800Y (MS)Mainland China: Monday, February 6, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 PANDA G1500Y (MS)Mainland China: Monday, February 6, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 PANDA G2000Y (MS)Mainland China: Monday, February 6, 2017
Official Panda Issue (2017)(N) PANDA GOLD 3g MEDAL (PF)International: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Lunar Series 2017 FAN ROOSTER S10Y (PF)Mainland China: Wednesday, December 28, 2016; International: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Lunar Series 2017 ROOSTER - BI-METALLIC 10Y (MS)Mainland China: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Official Panda Issue (2016)(S) 4TH COIN COLLECTION EXPO BI-MET 40mm MEDAL (PF)Mainland China: Wednesday, December 28, 2016; International: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 150g PANDA S50Y (PF)Mainland China: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Official Mint Medal 2017(Y) BEIJING INTERNATIONAL COIN EXPO - NEW YEAR PANDA COPPER-NICKEL 25mm MEDAL (MS)Thursday, January 19, 2017
Official Mint Medal 2017(Y) BEIJING INTERNATIONAL COIN EXPO - NEW YEAR PANDA SILVER 8g MEDAL (PF)Thursday, January 19, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 PANDA G200Y (MS)Mainland China: Wednesday, November 30, 2016; International: Friday, January 13, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 PANDA G100Y (MS)Mainland China: Wednesday, November 30, 2016; International: Friday, January 13, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 PANDA G50Y (MS)Mainland China: Wednesday, November 30, 2016; International: Friday, January 13, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 PANDA G10Y (MS)Mainland China: Wednesday, November 30, 2016; International: Friday, January 13, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 PANDA G500Y (MS)Mainland China: Wednesday, November 30, 2016; International: Friday, January 13, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 GOOD FORTUNE - FU S3Y (MS)Mainland China: Friday, January 13, 2017
Classic Gardens Series (2016)(S) HUMBLE ADMIN. BRASS 40mm MEDAL (PF)Mainland China: Friday, January 13, 2017
Official Panda Issue 2017(Y) LUNAR SERIES 62g SILVER ANTIQUED MEDAL (PF)Mainland China: Tuesday, January 3, 2017; International: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Official Panda Issue 2017(Y) LUNAR SERIES 62g SILVER MEDAL (PF)Mainland China: Tuesday, January 3, 2017; International: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 PANDA G50Y (PF)Mainland China: Monday, January 9, 2017
Official Panda Issue (2016)(S) 4TH COIN COLLECTION EXPO BRASS 40mm MEDAL (PF)Mainland China: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Lunar Series 2017 ROOSTER G2000Y (PF)(Mainland China: Tuesday, January 3, 2017)


2017 — Equatorial Guinea

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Gold Commemorative 2017 DONALD TRUMP 45TH U.S. PRESIDENT G5000F (PF)Wednesday, January 27, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 DONALD TRUMP 45TH U.S. PRESIDENT S1000F (PF)Wednesday, January 27, 2017


2017 — France

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Treasures of Paris 2016 GILT INSTITUT DE FRANCE S50E (PF)Thursday, January 26, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2016 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 110TH ANNIVERSARY S50E (PF)Thursday, January 26, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2016 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 110TH ANNIVERSARY S10E (PF)Thursday, January 26, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2016 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 110TH ANNIVERSARY G200E (PF)Thursday, January 26, 2017
Treasures of Paris 2016 GILT INSTITUT DE FRANCE S€10 (PF)Friday, January 20, 2017
Women of France 2016 JOAN OF ARC G200E (PF)Friday, January 6, 2017


2017 — Great Britain

Category Coin Cutoff Date
The Queen's Beasts 2017 THE LION G£100 (PF)Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Queen's Beasts 2017 10oz THE LION S£10 (PF)Monday, February 6, 2017
The Queen's Beasts 2017 5oz THE LION S£10 (PF)Monday, February 6, 2017
The Queen's Beasts 2017 THE GRIFFIN G£25 (MS)Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Queen's Beasts 2017 THE GRIFFIN G£25 (PF)Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Queen's Beasts 2017 THE LION G£500 (PF)Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Queen's Beasts 2017 THE LION G£25 (PF)Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Queen's Beasts 2017 THE LION S£2 (PF)Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Gold Commemorative 2017 BRITANNIA G£100 (MS)Monday, January 9, 2017
The Queen's Beasts 2017 GRIFFIN OF EDWARD III G£100 (MS)Tuesday, January 3, 2017


2017 — South Korea

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 GOROSOI SKI G30KW (PF)Thursday, January 26, 2017
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 ALPENSIA SKI JUMPING CENTRE G20KW (PF)Thursday, January 26, 2017
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 HOCKEY S5000W (PF)Friday, January 13, 2017
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 LUGE S5000W (PF)Friday, January 13, 2017
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 BOBSLED S5000W (PF)Friday, January 13, 2017
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 SHORT TRACK - SPEED SKATING S5000W (PF)Friday, January 13, 2017
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 SPEED SKATING S5000W (PF)Friday, January 13, 2017
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 ALPINE SKIING S5000W (PF)Friday, January 13, 2017
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 CURLING S5000W (PF)Friday, January 13, 2017
Pyeongchang Olympics 2016 BIATHALON S5000W (PF)Friday, January 13, 2017
Commemorative 2016 PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS 1000W (PF)Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 — Latvia

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2016 CHRISTMAS BATTLE - COLORIZED S5E (PF)Thursday, January 12, 2017


2017 — Mexico

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Gold Onza 2016MO GOLD 1 Onza (PF)Monday, January 16, 2017


2017 — Niue

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Meteorite Commemorative 2016 MUONIONALUSTA - IRON METEORITE $1 (MS)Friday, January 27, 2017
Warriors of History 2017 ROMANS - COLORIZED ANTIQUED S$2 (PF)Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Warriors of History 2017 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR - COLORIZED ANTIQUED S$2 (PF)Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Disney Characters 2016 MICKEY - PLANE CRAZY G$2.50 (PF)Tuesday, January 3, 2017


2017 — Palau

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Mineral Art 2016 5oz FORBIDDEN CITY BEIJING (MS)Friday, February 3, 2017
Eternal Sculptures 2016 CUPID & PSYCHE S$10 (PF)Tuesday, January 3, 2017


2017 — Solomons

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2017 JOHN F. KENNEDY 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH S$1 (MS)Wednesday, January 25, 2017


2017 — Tuvalu

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2017P YEAR OF THE ROOSTER - MULTICOLORED ROOSTER S$1 (PF)Friday, January 6, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017P YEAR OF THE ROOSTER - BLACK ROOSTER S$1 (PF)Friday, January 6, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017P YEAR OF THE ROOSTER - LONG-TAIL S$1 (PF)Friday, January 6, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017P YEAR OF THE ROOSTER - HEN WITH CHICKS S$1 (PF)Friday, January 6, 2017
Lunar Good Fortune 2017 YEAR OF THE ROOSTER - WISDOM S$1 (PF)Friday, January 6, 2017
Lunar Good Fortune 2017 YEAR OF THE ROOSTER - WEALTH S$1 (PF)Friday, January 6, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 CHINESE NEW YEAR DRAGON COLORIZED S$1 (PF)Friday, January 6, 2017


2017 — United Arab Emirates

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2016 NATIONAL MARTYRS DAY 30TH ANNIVERSARY S100D (PF) Tuesday, January 3, 2017


2017 — Vatican City

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2017 WORLD YOUTH DAY - KRAKOW S€10 (PF)Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Silver Commemorative 2017 49TH WORLD DAY OF PEACE S€5 (PF)Wednesday, February 8, 2017


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


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