NGC Designations and Labels Available for 2020-W Proof Gold Eagles

Posted on 3/18/2020

Four 2020-W Proof Gold Eagles soar tomorrow. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the "Submission Instructions" section of this article.

The US Mint is releasing four 2020-W Proof Gold Eagles on March 19, 2020, at noon. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering its popular Early Releases and First Releases designations and labels for these gorgeous coins.

Each of the four 2020-W Proof Gold Eagles is struck in 22-karat gold. The coins are a $50 one ounce coin, a $25 one-half ounce coin, a $10 one-quarter ounce coin and a $5 one-tenth ounce coin, all from the West Point Mint as indicated by the “W” mintmark. Collectors have the option to purchase the coins individually or as a set.

The set of 2020-W Proof Gold Eagles (obverse and reverse)
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The American Gold Eagle series began in 1986 after the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 authorized the US Mint to produce gold bullion coins. The obverse design is a modified version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famous $20 gold piece, which many consider to be the most beautiful of US coins. Today, gold bullion — and the American Gold Eagle specifically — is also one of the most popular US Mint issues.

NGC’s headquarters in Sarasota, Florida remains open for business and is ready to certify all 2020-W Proof Gold Eagles submitted.

Submission Instructions

  • Note: The 2020-W Proof Gold Eagles do not have to be submitted as an entire set; however, all coins submitted must be graded.
  • Submit the 2020-W Proof Gold Eagle coins under the Modern grading tier or higher.
  • 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.

The following designations are available for the 2020-W Proof Gold Eagle:

Designation options Fee Directions
Early Releases +$12 On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
First Releases +$12 On the US submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
(No releases designation) Free By default

The following labels are available for the 2020-W Proof Gold Eagle:

Label options Fee Directions

Early Releases #378
Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$12) Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form.

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12) Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form.

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free By default

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at 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 or 941-360-3990 or Miles Standish at or 949-922-0515.

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