NGC Introduces Chinese Early Releases and First Releases Labels

Posted on 9/23/2014

NGC offers bilingual Early Releases and First Releases labels in Chinese and English. These labels have now been updated with a new, larger design! Click here to see the new labels.

NGC will begin to offer Chinese and English bilingual labels for its popular Early Releases and First Releases designations. These attractive red labels feature “CHINA” in the background along with EARLY RELEASES /早期发行 or FIRST RELEASES /首期发行 next to the NGC logo at the bottom.

NGC uses the Early Releases and First Releases designations to identify a coin that was received by NGC within 30 days of its release. These popular designations recognize that many collectors prefer to purchase modern coins soon after their release.

The 2015 Panda and Year of the Goat series will be among the coins eligible for NGC’s Early Releases and First Releases labels if submitted within 30 days of their release.

Early Releases and First Releases coins are grouped together under the Early Releases designation in the NGC Census and their population appears beneath the non-designated issues.

The submission instructions listed below must be followed when submitting coins for the Chinese/English Early Releases and First Releases labels.

Submission Instructions:

  • Coins for Early Releases or First Releases must be submitted under the Modern tier or higher and select Special Label/Releases.
  • To request the Chinese Early Releases label (shown below), write “Chinese Early Releases Label” on the submission form.
  • OR

  • To request the Chinese First Releases label (shown below), write “Chinese First Releases Label” on the submission form.
  • Remove the coins from the Mint packaging and submit them raw in flips or in capsules. Coins being sent directly to NGC or an Official Submission Center do not need to be accompanied by original packaging or shipped in sealed Mint boxes, but must arrive within the first 30 days of their release by the mint.

Dealers and Elite Collectors Society members should contact Scott Heller at NGC for bulk submissions.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at or 1-800-NGC-COIN (1-800-642-2646).

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For more information about the Chinese New Year special labels currently available, please visit

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