NGC Special Designations and Labels for the Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coin and Silver Medal

Posted on 11/12/2020

The coin and medal beautifully represent the momentous Mayflower voyage that brought the Pilgrims to America.

On November 17, the US Mint is releasing a Mayflower 400th Anniversary 2020-W Gold Coin and Silver Medal, both with a Reverse Proof finish. This special finish distinguishes the coin and medal from their companion pieces featured in the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage gold and silver sets, which are a collaboration between the US Mint and the Royal Mint of Great Britain. For more information about submitting the sets, click here.

To celebrate the Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coin and Silver Medal, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is offering its attractive Mayflower 400th Anniversary Special Label by default for no additional charge. Featuring a full-color rendering of the Mayflower as it approaches shore, the label enhances the thoughtful narrative told by the coin and medal. The popular NGC Early Releases and First Releases designations and labels are also available for coins and medals received within the first 30 days of release.

The Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coin and Silver Medal, both with the NGC Mayflower 400th Anniversary Special Label.
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The 2020-W Reverse Proof Gold Coin, struck at the West Point Mint, portrays a Wampanoag family watching the Mayflower sail toward them on the obverse and a Pilgrim man and woman on the reverse. Both depictions represent cultures on the precipice of change — uncertain, curious and hopeful.

The 2020 Reverse Proof Silver Medal, struck at the Philadelphia Mint, shows a Pilgrim family on the obverse, whose grim expressions tell of their hardships, while the Wampanoag man and woman on the reverse farm the land and enjoy a successful harvest, which they will soon share with their new neighbors.

Both the Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Coin and Silver Medal, obverses and reverses, were designed by Chris Costello, an award-winning US Mint artist who signs certification labels exclusively for NGC. Learn more about Costello’s work here.

The coin and medal will only be available in limited quantities: the mintage limit is just 5,000 for the Reverse Proof gold coin, and 20,000 for the Reverse Proof silver medal.

Submission Instructions

  • Submit the Mayflower 400th Anniversary 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 this coin and 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)   By default

The following labels are available for this coin and medal:

Label options Fee Directions

Mayflower 400th Anniversary #1495
Free By default (Enter Mayflower 400th Anniversary #1495 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 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 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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