World First and Early Releases® Cutoff Dates

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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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Armenia | Australia | Austria | Benin | Canada | China | Congo Republic | Cook Islands | Great Britain Macau | Niue | Rwanda | Somalia | South Africa | Tanzania | Tuvalu

2016 — Armenia

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Bullion 2016LEV NOAH'S ARK S500D (MS) Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 — Australia

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Kangaroo 2016P 2oz KANGAROO S$2 (MS AN) Thursday, February 25, 2016
Lunar Series 2016P 2oz YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$2 (PF) Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Decimal Currency 50th Anniversary 2016P FEATHERTAIL GLIDER S$1 (PF) Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016P WEDDING COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016P SNUGGLEPOT & CUDDLEPIE COLORIZED S50C (PF) Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016P NEWBORN BABY S50C (PF) Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Lunar Series 2016P 1Kilo YEAR OF THE MONKEY COLORIZED - GEMSTONE S$30 (SP) Monday, February 15, 2016
Silver Koala 2016P KOALA S$1 (MS) Friday, February 12, 2016
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY OPAL SERIES S$1 (PF) Friday, February 12, 2016
Silver Kookaburra 2016P KOOKABURRA - MONKEY PRIVY S$1 (MS) Monday, February 1, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 NORTHERN SKY CASSIOPEIA COLORIZED S$5 (PF) Monday, January 18, 2016
Lunar Series 2016P MONKEY KING - YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$1 (MS) Thursday, January 14, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016P WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE HIGH RELIEF G$100 (PF) Monday, January 11, 2016
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY G$50 (MS) Monday, January 11, 2016
Seasons Change 2016 EASTERN GREY KANGAROO S$1 (MS) Monday, December 28, 2015
Silver Kookaburra 2016P KOOKABURRA S$1 (MS) Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY S50C (MS) Monday, November 30, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY HIGH RELIEF S$1 (PF) Monday, November 30, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY G$5 (MS) Monday, November 30, 2015
Season's Change 2016 EASTERN GREY KANGAROO S$1 (PF) Monday, November 30, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY COLORIZED G$15 (PF) Friday, November 20, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY COLORIZED S50C (PF) Thursday, November 12, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Thursday, November 12, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY COLORIZED G$100 (PF) Thursday, November 12, 2015
Gold Kangaroo 2016P KANGAROO G$25 (MS) Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY G$25 (MS) Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P GILT YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$1 (MS) Thursday, November 5, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY COLORIZED S$1 (MS) Thursday, November 5, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Thursday, November 5, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY COLORIZED G$25 (PF) Thursday, November 5, 2015
Map Series 2016P REDBACK SPIDER COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P 1KILO YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$30 (MS) Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY G$100 (MS) Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$1 (MS) Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$2 (PF) Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY G$15 (PF) Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Gold Kangaroo 2016P KANGAROO G$15 (MS) Thursday, October 22, 2015
Gold Kangaroo 2016P KANGAROO G$100 (MS) Thursday, October 22, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY S50C (PF) Monday, October 19, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY G$25 (PF) Monday, October 19, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY G$100 (PF) Monday, October 19, 2015
Silver Kangaroo 2016P KANGAROO S$1 (MS) Monday, October 12, 2015
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$1 (PF) Monday, October 12, 2015

2016 — Austria

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Gold Bullion 2016 VIENNA PHILHARMONIC G10E (MS) Friday, February 26, 2016
Silver Bullion 2016 VIENNA PHILHARMONIC S1.5E (MS) Monday, February 1, 2016

2016 — Benin

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Protect Nature 2016 ELEPHANTS S1000F (PF) Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Protect Nature 2016 LIONS S1000F (PF) Wednesday, December 23, 2015

2016 — Canada

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Transatlantic Cable 150th Anniversary Set 2016 SS GREAT EASTERN S$1 (PF) Monday, February 29, 2016
Transatlantic Cable 150th Anniversary Set 2016 GILT LOONIE S$1 (PF) Monday, February 29, 2016
Transatlantic Cable 150th Anniversary Set 2016 GILT POLAR BEAR S$2 (PF) Monday, February 29, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 TRANSATLANTIC CABLE 150TH ANNIVERSARY S$1 (PF) Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Parliament Sculptural Art 2016 GROTESQUE WILD GREEN MAN S$25 (PF) Monday, February 29, 2016
Canadian Salmonids 2016 ATLANTIC SALMON COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Friday, February 26, 2016
Geometry in Art 2016 POLAR BEAR COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Friday, February 26, 2016
WWI Aircraft 2016 ROYAL AIRCRAFT S.E.5a s$20 (PF) Friday, February 26, 2016
Canadian Landscape 2016 SKI CHALET COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Friday, February 26, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 2oz NORTHERN LIGHTS IN THE MOONLIGHT GLOW IN THE DARK S$30 (PF) Friday, February 26, 2016
Silver Medal 2016 DAYTONA RISING: NASCAR SILVER 1/2oz (PF) Friday, February 26, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 1Kilo IN THE EYES OF THE SPIRIT BEAR ENAMELED S$250 (PF) Friday, February 26, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 WELCOME TO THE WORLD REVERSE PROOF S$10 (PF) Friday, February 26, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 DRAGON DANCE S$8 (PF) Friday, February 26, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PF MARK V TANK PRIVY S$5 (PF) Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Swarovski Birthstone Series 2016 FEBRUARY S$5 (PF) Monday, February 15, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 TYRANNOSAURUS REX S$20 (SP) Monday, February 8, 2016
Gold Maple Leaf 2016 MAPLE LEAF G$5 (MS) Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Gold Maple Leaf 2016 MAPLE LEAF G$10 (MS) Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Gold Maple Leaf 2016 MAPLE LEAF G$20 (MS) Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Gold Maple Leaf 2016 MAPLE LEAF G$50 (MS) Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 HOWLING WOLVES S$2 (MS) Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Silver Maple Leaf 2016 MAPLE LEAF - MONKEY PRIVY REVERSE PF S$5 (PF) Friday, January 8, 2016
Birthstone Series 2016 JANUARY S$5 (PF) Monday, January 4, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 1.25oz BISON S$8 (MS) Monday, January 4, 2016
Big Coin Series 2016 5oz COMMON LOON COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Conservation Series 2015 1/2Kilo THE NARWHAL S$125 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Weather Phenomenon 2015 WINTER FREEZE COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2015 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT COLORIZED S$25 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Haida Mythical Realms 2016 THE ORCA COLORIZED S$50 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2016 WINTER FUN COLORIZED S$10 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
DC Comics Originals 2015 SUPERGIRL - UNITY COLORIZED S$10 (PF MA) Thursday, December 29, 2015
DC Comics Originals 2016 SUPERMAN - LEGACY COLORIZED S$10 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Geometry in Art 2016 COMMON LOON COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Canadian Landscape 2016 THE LAKE COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2016 THE WOLF S$5 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Canadian Home Front 2016 BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN S$20 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Looney Tunes 2016 "THAT'S ALL FOLKS!" S$10 (PF MA) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Looney Tunes 2016 BUGS BUNNY S$10 (PF MA) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Baby Animals 2016 BABY PORCUPINE COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2016 UNIVERSE - GLOW IN THE DARK S$20 (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2015
Grizzly Bear 2016 THE BATTLE S$20 (PF) Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Silver Maple Leaf 2016 MAPLE LEAF - WOLF PRIVY REVERSE PF S$5 (PF) Monday, November 30, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2016 ANGEL COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Thursday, November 19, 2015
Majestic Maple Leaves 2016 MAPLE LEAF - DRUSY STONE S$20 (PF) Thursday, November 19, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2016 WINTER FUN COLORIZED S$25 (SP) Thursday, November 12, 2015
Lunar Series 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$10 (SP) Monday, November 9, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2016 SNOWY OWL COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Monday, November 9, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2016 COUGAR S$100 (PF MA) Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A Historic Reign 2016 GILT MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PF S$1 (PF) Monday, October 12, 2015
A Historic Reign 2016 GILT MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PF S$2 (PF) Monday, October 12, 2015
A Historic Reign 2016 GILT MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PF S$3 (PF) Monday, October 12, 2015
A Historic Reign 2016 GILT MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PF S$4 (PF) Monday, October 12, 2015
A Historic Reign 2016 GILT MAPLE LEAF REVERSE PF S$5 (PF) Monday, October 12, 2015
Canadian Landscapes 2016 THE ROCKIES COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Lunar Series 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$15 (PF) Thursday, September 10, 2015
Lunar Series 2016 SCALLOP YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$15 (PF) Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Ducks of Canada 2016 CANVASBACK COLORIZED S$10 (PF) Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Silver Commemorative 2016 THE UNIVERSE COLORIZED S$20 (PF) Thursday, August 13, 2015

2016 — China

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2016 PANDA - BANK OF BEIJING 20TH ANNIVERSARY (MS) Monday, February 29, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 PANDA - BANK OF BEIJING 20TH ANNIVERSARY S10Y (MS) Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Official Panda Issue 2016 2oz GOLDEN MONKEYS SILVER (PF) Monday, February 15, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 GOOD FORTUNE - FU S3Y (MS) Thursday, February 4, 2016
Official Mint Medal (2015) 40mm CLASSIC GARDENS GEYUAN GARDEN BRASS (PF) Thursday, February 4, 2016
Official Mint Medal (2015) 40mm CLASSIC GARDENS GEYUAN GARDEN BRASS (PF MA) Thursday, February 4, 2016
Lunar Series 2016 5oz MONKEY S50Y (PF) Thursday, January 7, 2016
Lunar Series 2016 5oz MONKEY COLORIZED S50Y (PF) Monday, January 4, 2016
Silver Panda 2016 PANDA S10Y (MS) Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Mainland China: Monday, December 21, 2015)
Gold Panda 2016 PANDA G10Y (MS) Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Mainland China: Monday, December 21, 2015)
Gold Panda 2016 PANDA G50Y (MS) Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Mainland China: Monday, December 21, 2015)
Gold Panda 2016 PANDA G100Y (MS) Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Mainland China: Monday, December 21, 2015)
Gold Panda 2016 PANDA G200Y (MS) Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Mainland China: Monday, December 21, 2015)
Gold Panda 2016 PANDA G500Y (MS) Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Mainland China: Monday, December 21, 2015)
Lunar Series 2016 MONKEY COLORIZED S10Y (PF) Wednesday, December 30, 2016
Lunar Series 2016 5oz MONKEY COLORIZED S50Y (PF) Wednesday, December 9, 2015

2016 — Congo Republic

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2016 GILT AFRICAN LION S5000F (PF) Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 AFRICAN LION S5000F (PF) Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 AFRICAN LION S5000F (MS) Monday, January 25, 2016

2016 — Cook Islands

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Year of the Monkey 2016P ROLOWAY MONKEY S$1 (PF) Thursday, January 14, 2016
Year of the Monkey 2016P JAPANESE MACQUE MONKEY S$1 (PF) Thursday, January 14, 2016
Year of the Monkey 2016P GOLDEN SNUB-NOSED MONKEY S$1 (PF) Thursday, January 14, 2016
Year of the Monkey 2016P SQUIRREL MONKEY S$1 (PF) Thursday, January 14, 2016
Lunar Series 2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY S$25 (PF) Monday, November 23, 2015

2016 — Great Britain

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Britannia 2016 BRITANNIA S50PND (MS) Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Silver Britannia 2016 BRITANNIA - PLAIN FIELDS S2PND (MS) Monday, January 11, 2016
Commemorative Issue 2016 TRAGEDY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2PND (MS) Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Commemorative Issue 2016 HISTORY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2PND (MS) Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Commemorative Issue 2016 COMEDY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 2PND (MS) Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Silver Britannia 2016 BRITANNIA-TEXTURED FIELDS S2PND (MS) Wednesday, December 9, 2015

2016 — Macau

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Lunar Series 2016 MONKEY COLORIZED S20P (PF) Monday, November 30, 2015

2016 — Niue

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Disney Characters 2016 RAPUNZEL - COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Thursday, February 18, 2016
Forgotten Cities 2016 POMPEII S$2 (PF) Monday, February 1, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2016 HAWKSBILL TURTLE S$2 (MS) Monday, February 1, 2016
Feng Shui 2015 DRAGON COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Peanuts Movie 2015 CHARLIE BROWN COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Peanuts Movie 2015 LINUS COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Peanuts Movie 2015 LUCY COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Peanuts Movie 2015 SNOOPY COLORIZED S$2 (PF) Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Endangered Species 2015 PYGMY HIPPOPOTAMUS S$2 (PF) Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Silver Commemorative 2015 THE GODFATHER S$2 (PF) Wednesday, January 13, 2016


2016 — Rwanda

Category Coin Cutoff Date
African Ounce Series 2016 MEERKAT S50F (PF) Wednesday, January 27, 2016
African Ounce Series 2016 MEERKAT S50F (MS) Tuesday, January 6, 2016

2016 — Somalia

Category Coin Cutoff Date
African Wildlife 2016 ELEPHANT G1000S (MS) Monday, November 16, 2015


2016 — South Africa

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Kruggerand 2016 1/10KR (PF) Friday, February 19, 2016
Kruggerand 2016 1/4KR (PF) Friday, February 19, 2016
Kruggerand 2016 1/2KR (PF) Friday, February 19, 2016
Kruggerand 2016 1KR (PF) Friday, February 19, 2016


2016 — Tanzania

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2016P BLACK RHINOCEROS BIG 5 - HIGH RELIEF S1000S (PF) Monday, February 22, 2016
Gold Commemorative 2016P BLACK RHINOCEROS BIG 5 - HIGH RELIEF G5000S (PF) Monday, February 22, 2016

2016 — Tuvalu



Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2016P ALWAYS TOGETHER COLORIZED S50C (PF) Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY - WEALTH COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Thursday, January 14, 2016
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY - WISDOM COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Thursday, January 14, 2016
Lunar Series 2016P YEAR OF THE MONKEY COLORIZED S50C (PF) Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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