Releases Period Temporarily Extended
Posted on 4/6/2020
Updated 4/17/20: Many dealers have reported significant delays in their orders being fulfilled by mints at this time. As a result, NGC has temporarily adjusted its First Day of Issue submission period for all coins covered by the previously announced Early Releases / First Releases submission period extension. For coins released through May 15 (and designated with an asterisk (*) in the Early Releases / First Releases cutoff charts), the First Day of Issue definition will be as follows:
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 three weeks 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.
Please note that the First Day of Issue designation is generally offered only for bulk submissions or at select trade shows.
Updated 4/6/20: Due to continuing distribution and logistical delays as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, NGC has extended the Early Releases and First Releases submission period to 45 days (instead of the usual 30 days) for all new coin issues released through May 15.
NGC has temporarily extended the eligibility period for its popular Early Releases and First Releases designations to help customers affected by local and regional shutdowns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The temporary extension will allow 45 days for a new coin issue to be submitted to NGC for these designations instead of the usual 30 days.
Any new coin issue released now through April 15 will qualify for Early Releases or First Releases if received by NGC within 45 days of its release date. In addition, all Early Releases and First Releases cutoff dates currently posted will be extended by 15 calendar days. See Early Releases cutoff dates for US coins and World coins.
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