2012 World First and Early ReleasesĀ® Cutoff Dates

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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 | Canada | China | Fiji | Great Britain | Isle of Man | Israel | Mexico
South Africa | Tuvalu

2012 — Armenia

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Bullion 2012 NOAH'S ARK S100D(MS) Friday, August 17, 2012
Silver Bullion 2012 NOAH'S ARK S200D(MS) Friday, August 17, 2012
Silver Bullion 2012 NOAH'S ARK S500D(MS) Friday, August 17, 2012
Silver Bullion 2012 NOAH'S ARK S1000D(MS) Friday, August 17, 2012


2012 — Australia

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2012P CHRISTMAS LOCKET S$1 (PF) Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Commemorative 2012P 2012 CHRISTMAS $1 (MS) Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 CRUX SOUTHERN SKY S$5 (PF) Wednesday, October 10, 2012
China and Australia 2012P CHINA & AUSTRALIA 40 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP S$1 (SP) Monday, September 10, 2012
Outback Collection 2012P OUTBACK - KOALA S50C (SP) Monday, September 10, 2012
Outback Collection 2012P OUTBACK - KOOKABURRA S50C (SP) Monday, September 10, 2012
Outback Collection 2012P OUTBACK - KANGAROO S50C (SP) Monday, September 10, 2012
Map Series 2012P MAP SERIES - EMU S$1 (MS) Thursday, September 6, 2012
Opal Series 2012P OPAL SERIES - WOMBAT S$1 (PF) Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Gold Koala 2012P KOALA G$5 (PF) Thursday, August 23, 2012
Bush Babies II 2012P BABY KOOKABURRA S50C (PF) Monday, August 6, 2012
Australia Antarctic Territory 2012P EMPEROR PENGUIN S$1 (PF) Monday, August 6, 2012
Silver Kangaroo 2012P KANGAROO - HIGH RELIEF S$1 (PF) Thursday, August 2, 2012
Gold Koala 2012P SLEEPY KOALA G$15 (PF) Thursday, August 2, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P GREEN & GOLD BELL FROG PT$15 (PF) Thursday, July 5, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P RED KANGAROO PT$15 (PF) Thursday, July 5, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P KOOKABURRA PT$15 (PF) Thursday, July 5, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P GOANNA PT$15 (PF) Thursday, July 5, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P WHALE SHARK PT$15 (PF) Thursday, July 5, 2012
Sea Life II - The Reef 2012P MANTA RAY S50C (PF) Thursday, July 5, 2012
Map Series 2012P KOOKABURRA S$1 (MS) Thursday, July 5, 2012
Silver Kookaburra 2012P KOOKABURRA - DRAGON PRIVY (MS) Monday, July 2, 2012
Silver Koala 2012P GILT KOALA S$1 (MS) Thursday, May 31, 2012
Silver Kookaburra 2012P KOOKABURRA - HIGH RELIEF S$1 (PF) Thursday, May 31, 2012
Sea Life II - The Reef 2012P OCTOPUS S50C (PF) Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Lunar 2012P HIGH RELIEF DRAGON S$1 (PF) Monday, April 2, 2012
Opal Series 2012P OPAL SERIES - KOALA S$1 (PF) Thursday, March 8, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P GREEN & GOLD BELL FROG S$1 (PF) Thursday, March 8, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P RED KANGAROO S$1 (PF) Thursday, March 8, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P KOOKABURRA S$1 (PF) Thursday, March 8, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P GOANNA S$1 (PF) Thursday, March 8, 2012
Discover Australia 2012P WHALE SHARK S$1 (PF) Thursday, March 8, 2012
Silver Koala 2012P S50C (MS) Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Silver Koala 2012P S$1 (MS) Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Silver Koala 2012P S$10 (MS) Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Silver Koala 2012P S$30 (MS) Wednesday, February 1, 2012


2012 — Canada

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Gold Commemorative 2012 GOLD ONE CENT - FAREWELL TO THE PENNY (PF) Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 SILVER ONE CENT - FAREWELL TO THE PENNY (PF) Monday, November 19, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 EVENING GROSBEAK 25C (SP) Thursday, November 15, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 Houses, Cobalt Franklin Carmichael S$20 (PF) Friday, November 9, 2012
Regular Issue 2012 $1 (MS) Thursday, October 18, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 FAREWELL TO THE PENNY S$20 (SP) Monday, October 15, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 MAPLE OF GOOD FORTUNE S$15 (PF) Friday, October 12, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 ROBERT BATEMAN MOOSE S$20 (PF) Friday, October 12, 2012
Gold Commemorative 2012 ROBERT BATEMAN MOOSE G$200 (PF) Friday, October 12, 2012
Loonie 2012 Loonie - 25th Anniversary $1 (PF MA) Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Loonie 2012 Lucky Loonie $1 (MS) Monday, September 17, 2012
Group of Seven Canadian Artists 2012 Arthur Lismer S$20 (PF) Wednesday, August 29, 2012
2012 Colorful Birds 2012 Rose-Breasted Grosbeak 25C (SP) Monday, July 30, 2012
Full Moon 2012 Two Loons S$1 (PF) Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Full Moon 2012 Full April Moon S$5 (PF) Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Commemorative 2012 R.M.S. Titanic S$10 (PF) Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Wildlife Series 2012 Moose S$1 (PF) Friday, March 2, 2012


2012 — China

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Gold Commemorative 2012 BRONZE TRIPOD GOBLET G100Y (PF) Thursday, November 1, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 BRONZE TRIPOD GOBLET S10Y (PF) Thursday, November 1, 2012
Gold Commemorative 2012 MONKEY KING SERIES III S10Y (PF) Thursday, October 4, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 TAO HONG SERIES III S10Y (PF) Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 ZHANG FEI SERIES III S10Y (PF) Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Gold Commemorative 2012 WUTAI MOUNTAIN G10KY (PF) Monday, June 25, 2012
Gold Commemorative 2012 WUTAI MOUNTAIN G2000Y (PF) Monday, June 25, 2012
Gold Commemorative 2012 WUTAI MOUNTAIN G100Y (PF) Monday, June 25, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 WUTAI MOUNTAIN S300Y (PF) Monday, June 25, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 WUTAI MOUNTAIN S20Y (PF) Monday, June 25, 2012
Gold Panda 2012 G20Y (MS) Thursday, December 29, 2011
Gold Panda 2012 G50Y (MS) Thursday, December 29, 2011
Gold Panda 2012 G100Y (MS) Thursday, December 29, 2011
Gold Panda 2012 G200Y (MS) Thursday, December 29, 2011
Gold Panda 2012 G500Y (MS) Thursday, December 29, 2011
Gold Panda 2012 G2000Y (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2011
Gold Panda 2012 G10KY (PF) Thursday, December 29, 2011
Silver Panda 2012 S10Y (MS) Friday, April 13, 2012


2012 — Fiji

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Lunar Series 2012 YEAR OF THE DRAGON BLUE AND ORANGE COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Friday, December 14, 2012
Lunar Series 2012 YEAR OF THE DRAGON RED AND ORANGE COLORIZED S$1 (PF) Friday, December 14, 2012
Endangered Species 2012 HAWKSBILL TURTLE S$2 (MS) Monday, August 20, 2012


2012 — Great Britain

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Diamond Jubilee 2012 Sovereign Set - 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, and 5 (PF) Monday, July 23, 2012
Diamond Jubilee 2012 Sovereign (MS) Monday, July 23, 2012
Olympics 2012 LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS S5PND (PF) Thursday, April 26, 2012
Olympics 2012 PIEFORT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS S5PND (PF) Thursday, April 26, 2012
Olympics 2012 PIEFORT LONDON 2012 PARALYMPICS S5PND (PF) Thursday, April 26, 2012


2012 — Isle of Man

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2012 BIRTH OF CHRIST HIGH RELIEF S5C (PF) Wednesday, December 12, 2012


2012 — Israel

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Commemorative 2012 DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN S1NS (PF) Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Silver Commemorative 2012 DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN S2NS (PF) Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Gold Commemorative 2012 DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN G10NS (PF) Wednesday, December 5, 2012


2012 — Mexico

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Silver Onza 2012 S1/2O (MS) Monday, August 13, 2012
Silver Onza 2012 S2O (MS) Monday, August 13, 2012
Silver Onza 2012 S5O (MS) Monday, August 13, 2012


2012 — South Africa

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Kruggerand 2012 G1/10KR (PF) Monday, April 23, 2012


2012 — Tuvalu

Category Coin Cutoff Date
Dragons of Legend 2012 ST. GEORGE & THE DRAGON S$1 (PF) Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Deadly & Dangerous 2012 FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER S$1 (PF) Thursday, August 2, 2012
Dragons of Legend 2012 CHINESE DRAGON S$1 (PF) Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Commemorative 2012P MARILYN MONROE S$1 (PF) Thursday, May 31, 2012
Ships 2012 CUTTY SARK S$1 (PF) Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wildlife in Need 2012 BLACK RHINOCEROS S$1 (PF) Thursday, May 3, 2012
Dragons of Legend 2012 RED WELSH DRAGON S$1 (PF) Thursday, March 8, 2012
Ships 2012 CONSTITUTION S$1 (PF) Thursday, March 8, 2012
Ships 2012 MAYFLOWER S$1 (PF) Thursday, December 1, 2011


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