End of WWII 75th Anniversary Gold Coin and Silver Medal

Posted on 10/29/2020

The coin and medal celebrate the Greatest Generation on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

On November 9, the US Mint released a 2020-W 24-Karat Gold Coin and a companion Silver Medal that celebrate the “Greatest Generation” — those who fought in World War II, contributed to the war effort at home and, with victory, secured America’s freedom and economic strength. The coin and medal are being sold alongside the 2020-W V75 Gold and Silver Eagles in the Mint’s End of World War II 75th Anniversary Coins and Medals Program.

For both the coin and medal, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering its bold V-Day label for no additional fee by default. Coins and medals received by NGC within the first 30 days of their release are eligible for NGC’s popular Early Releases and First Releases designations and labels.

The 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary Silver Medal with the NGC Early Releases Designation and Label and the 24 Karat Gold Coin (holdered reverse up) with the NGC V-Day Special Label.
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The dynamic obverse design was inspired by the Great Seal of the United States as it looked in 1945, with an eagle facing right toward the olive branch, which symbolizes peace. Here, the eagle, in flight, holds the branch in its right talon. The inscriptions 1945, LIBERTY and WORLD WAR II elegantly convey the significance of that year in history.

The coin and medal reverse borrows the sun device from the 1945 World War II Victory Medal, but now the sun is shown high in the sky, shining on olive branches ripe with fruit. It was designed by Donna Weaver, a prolific US Mint artist who signs certification labels exclusively for NGC. Learn more about her work here.

The 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary coin and medal are another low mintage release for the US Mint. Only 7,500 of the gold coin will be released, and only 20,000 of the silver medal.

Submission Instructions:

  • Submit the 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal under the Modern grading tier or higher.
  • The coin and medal do not need to be submitted in the US Mint packaging.

The following designations are available for the 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal:

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 End of World War II 75th Anniversary 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal:

Label options Fee Directions

NGC V-Day Special Label #1425
Free By default (Enter V-Day Special Label #1425 on your submission form. The Early Releases and First Releases designations are also available with this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)

Early Releases #378
Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$12) Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form. Otherwise, the NGC V-Day Special Label #1425 will be used.

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12) Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, the NGC V-Day Special Label #1425 will be used.

NGC Standard Brown #377
Free Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.

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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