NGC Special Designations and Labels for the 2020-S Proof Silver Eagles

Posted on 10/6/2020

Proof Silver Eagles struck at the San Francisco Mint are an annual highlight for collectors.

The US Mint has announced that it is releasing the 2020-S Proof Silver Eagles on October 13. Silver Eagles struck in San Francisco are always popular with collectors, as most Silver Eagles are produced by the West Point Mint; the current demand for precious metals ups the ante.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering special designations and labels to distinguish the 2020-S Proof Silver Eagles. Coins received by NGC within the first 30 days of their release are eligible for NGC’s Early Releases and First Releases designations. The NGC San Francisco special label, featuring one of the city’s famed cable cars, is also available.

Minted since 1986, the Silver Eagle has broad appeal to collectors for both its metal content and the beauty of its design. The obverse features the venerable “Walking Liberty” by Adolph A. Weinman, while the reverse showcases a heraldic eagle from John Mercanti, the renowned former Chief Engraver of the US Mint. The “S” mintmark of the San Francisco Mint is displayed in the lower left of the 2020-S Proof Silver Eagle’s reverse.

The 2020-S Proof Silver Eagle with the NGC Early Releases designation and San Francisco special label.
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Submission Instructions

  • Submit the 2020-S Proof Silver Eagle under the Modern grading tier or higher.
  • The coin does not need to be submitted in the US Mint packaging.

The following designations are available for this coin:

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)   By default

The following labels are available for this coin:

Label options Fee Directions

San Francisco Cable Car #854
+$5 Request San Francisco Cable Car Label #854 on your submission form. (Early Releases and First Releases are available on this label for an additional $12 designation fee, if applicable.)

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

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

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free Default (except for Early Releases and First Releases designations)

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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