NGC Announces Exclusive Partnership and Special Label for the 2021 National Law Enforcement Coins

Posted on 4/5/2021

The special label will benefit the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum by supporting its mission and educational programs. Special submission instructions must be followed. The National Law Enforcement Proof Set must be submitted in the sealed original Mint shipping box to receive the set designation. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced an exclusive partnership with the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to offer collectors a special certification label for the US Mint’s 2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coins.

The coins, which are available for preorder now from the US Mint, are expected to start shipping in May. Surcharges from each coin sold by the US Mint will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund overseen by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum.

National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum 2021-D Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar, 2021-P Proof Silver Dollar and 2021-W Proof Gold $5 Coin, all holdered with the NGC National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Label
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Dedicated in 1991, the National Law Enforcement Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The museum, opened in 2018, organizes exhibits and educational programs to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the public.

The exclusive NGC certification label will feature the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund logo. For every coin encapsulated with the special label, NGC will pay a royalty to the organization to support its initiatives and programs.

“Working with NGC to offer collectors this special label has been a wonderful experience,” says Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. “It perfectly complements the coins and underscores our mission to tell the story of American law enforcement.”

“NGC is honored that the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum chose to work with us to create this special label for collectors,” says Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Grading Finalizer. “These coins will be very meaningful to many people, and we are proud to support and further this important organization's initiatives.”

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coins include an Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar struck in Denver, a Proof Clad Half Dollar struck in San Francisco, an Uncirculated Silver Dollar and a Proof Silver Dollar, both struck in Philadelphia, and an Uncirculated Gold $5 and a Proof Gold $5, both struck at the West Point Mint. All of the coins are being sold individually, and the Proof coins are also being offered as a three-coin set. Coins from the Proof Set are eligible for a special set designation: Law Enforcement Proof Set.

The clad half dollars show a sheriff’s star on the obverse, a symbol synonymous with many law enforcement jobs. The reverse depicts an eye looking at a fingerprint through a magnifying glass, paying tribute to those who work behind the scenes.

The silver dollars depict an officer kneeling next to a boy who is sitting on a basketball and reading a book. The inscription SERVE & PROTECT highlights the officer’s calm and assuring presence. The reverse displays a police officer shaking hands with a civilian. The images represent police officers’ commitment to supporting and keeping safe the communities that they serve.

A male and female police officer, proudly saluting, are featured on the obverse of the gold $5 coins. In remembrance of officers who have lost their lives, the reverse shows a tri-folded flag with three roses.

In addition to the exclusive NGC National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Label, the popular NGC Early Releases and First Releases designations and labels are available for the coins if they are received by NGC within the first 30 days of release. For cutoff dates, click here.

Submission Instructions:

  • Submit coins under the Modern grading tier or higher.
  • All coins submitted must be graded.
  • The Proof Set must be received in the sealed US Mint shipping box to receive the Law Enforcement Proof Set designation. There is an additional $5 fee per coin for this designation. The fee is waived if the coins are encapsulated with the NGC National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Label.
  • If you would like Mint packaging returned, select “Return Mint Packaging” in section 3 of the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5 plus the cost of shipping.

The following designations are available for these coins:

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.
Law Enforcement Proof Set +$5 By request. The coins must be submitted in the sealed original Mint shipping box. The fee is waived if the coins are encapsulated with the NGC National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Label.

The following labels are available for this coin:

Label options Fee Directions

NGC National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Label #1595
+$5 By default. (Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on 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, National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Label #1595 will be used. (+$5).

First Releases #379
Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12) Select First Releases and enter and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Label #1595 will be used (+$5).

NGC 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).

NGC Collectors Society paid members can submit their coins directly to NGC. Not an NGC Collectors Society member? Paid memberships start at just $25/year. Join today.

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.

Related links

NGC Special Labels
NGC Licensed Labels
NGC Releases Designations
2021 US First and Early Releases Cutoff Dates


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