NGC Labels and Designations for American Legion Coin and Veterans Medal Set

Posted on 5/15/2019

A special NGC attribution is available for coin collectors to recognize this US Mint release. Submissions of the coin must be received in the sealed US Mint shipping box to be eligible for the set pedigree. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the "Submission Instructions" section of this article.

The US Mint has announced the release of the American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Proof Silver Dollar and Medal Set, which is available starting May 20. It includes a 2019 American Legion Proof Silver Dollar and an American Veterans Silver Medal.

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NGC is celebrating the coin and medal in this set with a special designation of American Legion Coin & Medal Set, which is provided for no additional fee. (Scroll below to see detailed submission instructions.)

The 2019 American Legion Proof Silver Dollars were initially released in March, alongside a Proof Gold $5 and a Proof Clad Half Dollar. Each denomination has a different design honoring the American Legion, and each is also available in an uncirculated version. The coins celebrate the 100th anniversary of the well-known American veterans organization, which has 2 million members and 13,000 posts worldwide, most of them in the United States. The American Legion was founded at a meeting in Paris in March 1919, and chartered by the US Congress several months later.

The American Veterans Silver Medal has a mintage limit of 10,000. Its obverse features an eagle surrounded by the words "CELEBRATING AMERICA'S VETERANS," while the reverse shows a field of stars with one missing, above the words "SERVICE AND SACRIFICE." The Mint states that the silver version of this medal is only available in this set.

Coins and medals received by NGC within the first 30 days of their release are eligible for NGC's popular Early Releases and First Releases designations. Learn more about Early Releases and First Releases here. For Early Releases / First Releases cutoff dates, click here.

Submission Instructions

  • Please note: The American Legion Coin & Medal Set must be received in the sealed Mint shipping box to qualify for the set designation. (Only the medal will receive the set designation if it is not submitted in the sealed US Mint shipping box since it is unique to this set.) All coins and medals submitted must be graded.
  • Submit the coin and medal from this set under the Modern grading tier or higher.
  • If you would like Mint packaging returned, select “Return Mint Packaging” in Box 3 of the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5 plus the cost of shipping.

The following designations/attributions are available for the coin and medal in this set:

Designation options Fee Directions
American Legion Coin & Medal Set Free By default (Note: The Proof Silver Dollar must be received in its original Mint packaging)
Early Releases +$10 On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
First Releases +$10 On the US submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
(No Releases designation)   By default

The following labels are available for the coin and medal in this set:

Label options Fee Directions

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free Default (except for Early Releases and First Releases designations)

Early Releases #378
Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$10) Select Early Releases on your submission form.

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$10) Select First Releases on your submission form

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

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Bulk submissions

NGC’s First Day of Issue designation and labels are available for select bulk submissions only. To qualify for First Day of Issue, all coins must generally be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within one day of the first release of a new coin issue.

For bulk submissions, contact Scott Heller at 941-360-3990 or SHeller@NGCcoin.com or Miles Standish at Miles@NGCcoin.com or 949-922-0515.


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