Coins and Medals Released at Chicago ANA Show: Special NGC Labels and Designations

Posted on 7/26/2019

NGC has various designations and labels available for the coins and medals being released at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago in August 2019. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the "Submission Instructions" section of this article.

NGC will offer the First Day of Issue, First Day - ANA and Chicago ANA Releases designations for qualifying coins submitted to NGC at the ANA World's Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019. Special submission instructions must be followed.

The US Mint has three releases at the show: the 2018-S American Innovation Reverse Proof $1 (August 14), the 2019-W American Liberty 24K Gold $100 (August 15) and the 2019-P American Liberty Silver Medal (August 15).

A First Day - ANA designation will be available for coins purchased on the first day of sales at the ANA show and submitted to NGC at the ANA show on that same day.
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NGC, the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1995, will offer an exclusive ANA certification label for qualifying coins. The label features the ANA logo and its Lamp of Knowledge member logo.

The NGC ANA label is available for coins that are purchased at the ANA show and submitted with the original Mint purchase receipt. The label is free by request when one of these designations is selected (+$15):

First Day of Issue designation:
Available for coins purchased on the first day of sales and submitted to NGC at the ANA show on that same day.

First Day - ANA designation:
Available for coins purchased on the first day of sales at the ANA show and submitted to NGC at the ANA show on that same day. The submissions must be accompanied by the original Mint purchase receipt.

Chicago ANA Releases designation:
Available for coins purchased at the ANA show August 13-17 and submitted to NGC at the ANA show. The submissions must be accompanied by the original Mint purchase receipt. This designation applies to both US and world coins.

The First Day of Issue, First Day - ANA and Philadelphia ANA Releases designations will be listed separately in the online NGC Census.

The US Mint will be releasing an American Innovation Reverse Proof $1 at the ANA show.
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Coins 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

  • Submit coins and medals under the Modern grading tier or higher.
  • Select NGC Oversize Holder (+$20) for the 2.5-ounce silver medal.
  • If you submit the coin or medal in its original Mint packaging and would like the Mint packaging returned, select the “Return Mint Packaging” box of the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5 plus the cost of shipping.
  • Note: All submissions will be sent to NGC's headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, for grading unless an on-site grading tier is selected. For details about submitting for on-site grading services, visit the NGC team at booth 1400. The 2.5-ounce silver medal cannot be submitted for on-site grading.

The following designations are available for coins and medals released at the Chicago show (Select one):

Designation options Fee Directions
First Day of Issue +$15 On the US submission form, enter First Day of Issue.
First Day - ANA +$15 On the US submission form, enter First Day - ANA.
Chicago ANA Releases +$15 On the US submission form, enter Chicago ANA Releases.
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 coins and medals released at the Chicago show:

Label options Fee Directions

First Day of Issue #891
Included with fee for First Day of Issue and First Day - ANA designations Enter First Day of Issue #891 on your submission form.

ANA Label #433
Included with fee for First Day of Issue, First Day - ANA and Chicago ANA Releases designations Enter ANA Label #433 on your submission form.

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

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

American Liberty Flag #487
Free (for the American Liberty gold coin and silver medal) Enter American Liberty Flag #487 on your submission form. (First Day of Issue, First Day - ANA, Chicago ANA Releases, Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label.)

American Innovation #1157
Free (for the American Innovation $1 coin) Enter American Innovation #1157 on your submission form. (First Day of Issue, First Day - ANA, Chicago ANA Releases, Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label.)

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free Enter Standard Brown Label #377 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

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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