NGC Offers Special Label for 2019-W Palladium Eagles

Posted on 8/30/2019

NGC’s Palladium Label, available at no additional charge, is a distinguished way to celebrate these historic Reverse Proof coins. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will offer a special label for the 2019-W Reverse Proof Palladium American Eagle coins that the US Mint will begin selling at noon Sept. 12, 2019. Only 30,000 of the coins will be minted.

These are the first palladium coins struck in Reverse Proof format by the United States. The US Mint produced Palladium Eagles last year as Proofs and struck the first US palladium coins in 2017 as Mint State.

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Discovered in the early 19th Century, palladium is a rare silver-white metal whose chief industrial use today is in the catalytic converters of automobiles. The Palladium Eagles are composed of 1 troy ounce of .9995 fine palladium.

The coins feature two high-relief designs by Adolph Weinman, the American sculptor whose work in the early 20th century is still favored by numismatists today. The obverse features a reincarnation of the Mercury Dime's design, while the reverse has the dramatic eagle from the reverse of the American Institute of Architects gold medal.

To commemorate the Reverse Proof Palladium American Eagles, NGC will offer an attractive certification label that features the coin’s eagle motif and highlights the significance of the palladium composition.

Submission Instructions

  • Submit this coin under the Modern grading tier or higher.
  • All coins submitted must be graded.
  • If you would like Mint packaging returned, select “Return Mint Packaging” on the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5, plus the cost of shipping.

The following designations are available for this coin:

Designation options Fee Directions
Early Releases +$10 On the US submission form 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 Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
(No Releases designation)   By default

The following labels are available for this coin:

Label options Fee Directions

Palladium Label #923
Free By default (Enter Palladium Label #923 on your submission form.)

Early Releases #378
Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$10) Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form. Otherwise, Palladium Label #923 will be used.

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$10) Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, Palladium Label #923 will be used.

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free By request (Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.)

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

NGC Collectors Society paid members can submit their coins directly to NGC. Not an NGC Collectors Society member? Paid memberships start at just $25/year. Join today.

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, coins must be purchased within one day of the first day that a mint makes a new coin issue available for sale and must be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within one week of the release date. NGC will require that the submitter provide adequate evidence (including purchase receipts) to demonstrate the date when the coins were purchased.

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

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