Low Mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle NGC Special Labels and Designations

Posted on 11/11/2019

A low mintage is expected to create intense interest among collectors. Special submission instructions must be followed. If you would like the Certificate of Authenticity number to be printed on the NGC label, the coin must be received in the sealed US Mint shipping box. See the "Submission instructions" section of this article.

The US Mint is releasing the highly anticipated 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle on November 14, 2019. It will be limited to just 30,000 coins, the lowest mintage of an American Silver Eagle to date—even lower than the coveted 1995-W Proof Silver Eagle.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will celebrate the release of this coin with special labels and designations, including NGC's popular Early Releases and First Releases designations and its distinctive San Francisco label that pays tribute to the city where the coin was struck.

2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle with the San Francisco label and First Releases designation (left) and with the Early Releases label and designation (right)
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Enhanced Reverse Proof is the newest finish for American Silver Eagles; the others are Uncirculated, Enhanced Uncirculated, Proof and Reverse Proof. The US Mint has struck only one other Silver Eagle in Enhanced Reverse Proof format: the 2019-W Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle included in the Pride of Two Nations set that was produced in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint.

The 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle’s mintage of 30,000 is just a fraction of the 110,000 coins produced of the 2019-W Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle. The extremely low mintage, along with the special finish and “S” mintmark, are likely to make this coin one of the most desirable Silver Eagles in recent memory, if not the entire series.

Adding to the anticipation, each 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle will be accompanied by an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity (COA) from the US Mint. This is an unusual move for the US Mint—COAs normally do not have individual numbers. NGC will add the COA number to the NGC label by request for an additional fee. NGC also can encapsulate the COA in a special, tamper-evident holder, also by request and for an additional fee.

The coins will debut November 14-17 at the Baltimore Winter Expo, where the US Mint is expected to release a limited number of the coins. NGC will offer its special Baltimore Show Releases designation for coins purchased from the US Mint at the Baltimore Expo and submitted to NGC at the show.

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 the “Return Mint Packaging” box on the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5 plus the cost of shipping.
  • If you would like the COA number included on the NGC label, write “Add COA Number” on the NGC Submission Form. The coin must be submitted in the sealed US Mint shipping box to have the COA number added to the label. The fee is $5 per coin.
  • To have the Baltimore Show Releases designation included on the NGC label, the coins must be purchased from the US Mint at the Baltimore Expo and submitted to NGC at the show with the original US Mint purchase receipt. The fee for this is $10 per coin.
  • To have the COA encapsulated, write “Holder COA” on the NGC Submission Form. The fee for this is $10 per certificate.

The following designations are available for this coin:

Designation options Fee Directions
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.
Baltimore Show Releases +$10 On the Submission Form, enter Baltimore Show Releases. The coin must be purchased from the US Mint at the Baltimore Expo, submitted to NGC at the show and be accompanied by the original US Mint purchase receipt.
(No Designation) Free By default.

The following labels are available for this coin:

Label options Fee Directions

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free By default (except for the 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.

San Francisco Cable Car #854
+$5 Request San Francisco Cable Car Label #854 on your Submission Form. (Early Releases, First Releases and Baltimore Show Releases are available on this label for an additional $10 designation fee, if applicable.)

Certificate of Authenticity options for this coin:

Add the COA Number to the NGC label +$5 On the NGC Submission Form, enter Add COA Number. The coin must be submitted in the sealed original US Mint shipping box.
Encapsulate the COA +$10 On the NGC Submission Form, enter Holder COA.

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, 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 Sheller@NGCcoin.com or 941-360-3990 or Miles Standish at Miles@NGCcoin.com or 949-922-0515.



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