NGC Introduces First Releases Designation and Label

Posted on 12/29/2011

Effective January 1, 2012, the NGC First Releases label is available as an alternative to the Early Releases label.

NGC is excited to announce First Releases designation for US and World* coins. Complete with the term FIRST RELEASES noted as part of the description on the special blue label, this designation is assigned to coins received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository during their first 30 days of release.

Requesting First Releases Designation and Label

As of January 1, 2012, this new NGC First Releases label is available as an alternative to the Early Releases label. The First Releases label is available in single and oversize versions. Eligible coins include bullion, currency and numismatic coinage issues.

The current Early Releases label will be the default on your submission invoice, so be sure to request the First Releases label if applicable. Other special and series-specific labels available from NGC may be used in combination with the First Releases designation.

Note: First Releases and Early Releases will be grouped together under the Early Releases designation in the NGC Census . Both designations indicate a coin was received by NGC within the first 30 days of its release.

Requirements to Submit for First Releases

Coins can be submitted for the First Releases designation using the Modern Tier (or higher), as well as bulk submissions. There are no additional conditions required for the First Releases label, though the standard Early Releases requirements must still be met.

Coins sent directly to NGC do not need to be accompanied by original packaging or shipped in sealed US Mint boxes, but must arrive during the first 30 days of release.

Remember, the First Releases label must be requested
on the submission invoice!

Use this special NGC designation to show that your coins are the first from the Mint! For more information about First Releases, visit, or call customer service at 1-800-NGC-COIN.

*See website for list of eligible World coins.

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