NGC Special Designations and Labels for the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollars
Posted on 1/28/2021
On January 28, 2021, the US Mint is releasing two silver dollars as a tribute to Christa McAuliffe, the dedicated teacher who tragically lost her life in the Challenger tragedy 35 years ago. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is honoring the release of the 2021-P Christa McAuliffe Uncirculated Silver Dollar and the 2021-P Christa McAuliffe Proof Silver Dollar by offering the NGC Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) special label to all submitters.
Coins received by NGC within the first 30 days of their release are also eligible for NGC’s popular Early Releases and First Releases designations and labels.
|The 2021-P Christa McAuliffe Proof Silver Dollar with the NGC ASF special label and Early Releases designationClick images to enlarge.|
The coins’ obverse design features a sensitive and highly detailed portrait of Christa McAuliffe, while the reverse shows McAuliffe pointing upward toward the sky as three students follow her instruction. The inscription above says, “I TOUCH THE FUTURE. I TEACH.”
All Christa McAuliffe coins submitted will be certified with the NGC ASF special label for an additional $5 fee. Each year, the ASF awards scholarships to college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A royalty will be paid to the ASF by NGC for each label used.
- Submit the coins under the Modern grading tier or higher.
- The coins do not need to be submitted in the US Mint packaging.
The following designations are available for these coins (if applicable):
|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 these coins:
|ASF - Astronaut #1128||+$5||By default (for a $5 fee). (Enter ASF - Astronaut #1128 on your submission form. Early Releases and First Releases designations are 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, ASF - Astronaut #1128 will be used (+$5).|
|First Releases #379||Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12)||Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, ASF - Astronaut #1128 will be used (+$5).|
|Standard Brown #377||Free||By request. (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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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.
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