Special Instructions for Submitting 20th Anniversary Eagles to NGC

If you're planning to collect a commemorative American Eagle 20th Anniversary set, here's how you can submit it to NGC.


In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the American Eagle Bullion Program, the U.S. Mint is issuing special commemorative sets. The Mint will be selling three different sets which include three different formats of both the silver and gold American Eagle, including a proof coin, an uncirculated coin with W mintmark, and a reverse proof.

Coins from these sets will be pedigreed as EAGLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY. A special NGC commemorative label will also be available. Because some of these coins are also available individually from the U.S. Mint, special instructions must be followed in order for coins to qualify for this pedigree. Coins must remain in the sealed shipping boxes used by the U.S. Mint, and the entire unopened package must be forwarded on to NGC for certification. NGC must open these boxes in order for the coins to qualify for the EAGLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY.

Additionally, submitters requesting this designation or special label must submit these coins on their own submission invoice. The 20th anniversary coins cannot be mixed with other coins to qualify for this pedigree.

U.S. Mint boxes and packaging material will be returned to the submitters and a surcharge will be assessed on bulk submissions for this service. Dealers should contact NGC for bulk submission instruction and guidelines.

As of this release, all 2006 reverse proof coins will be eligible for this pedigree and label regardless of mint packaging, as these are only sold in 20th anniversary sets. Uncirculated and proof coins with W mintmark will not qualify for the designation if not submitted in sealed packaging.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at service@ngccoin.com or 1-800-NGC-COIN.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the special label available for both single coin holder and multi-coin holder?

Yes. These are a few of the holder options available, showing the Eagle 20th Anniversary Label:

Are 20th Anniversary Eagles eligible for the first strikes designation?

No, this designation is not available for these coins. For more information about first strikes, please visit NGC authentication of first strikes coinage

What at the minimum quantities required for a bulk submission of 20th Anniversary Eagles?

Because of the Mint's order limits we have relaxed the minimum quantity requirements of 20th Anniversary Eagles. All dealers should submit 20th Anniversary Eagles as bulk submissions if requesting special label and pedigree.

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