NGC Special Labels and Designations for the 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set
Posted on 9/28/2021
The US Mint is releasing the 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set on October 1, 2021, with a product limit of only 50,000. Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) is celebrating the coins’ release by encapsulating them with attractive labels that pay tribute to where they were struck, as well as a special designation of Limited Edition Set. NGC is also offering the celebratory NGC Eagle 35th Anniversary Label as well as the popular NGC Early Releases and First Releases Labels.
| The 2021-S Proof Silver Kennedy Half Dollar, the 2021-S American Silver Eagle
and the 2021-W American Silver Eagle
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The six-coin set features the following .999 fine silver coins:
- a 2021-W Silver Eagle with the original Silver Eagle design, which will have an attribution of Heraldic Eagle T-1
- a 2021-S Silver Eagle with the new Silver Eagle design, which will have an attribution of Eagle Landing T-2
- a 2021-S Proof Silver Kennedy Half Dollar
- a 2021-S Proof Silver Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Quarter, which is the last in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program
- a 2021-S Proof Silver Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter
- a 2021-S Proof Silver Roosevelt Dime
The obverses of both Silver Eagle coins feature Adolph A. Weinman’s iconic Walking Liberty figure, which has been retooled to resemble the original cast design and includes the addition of Weinman's artist mark above Liberty's heel.
The original reverse of the Silver Eagle depicts a heraldic eagle, grasping an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left — an image designed and engraved by John Mercanti that has graced the coin since the first American Silver Eagles were issued in 1986. Struck at the West Point Mint, the reverse of this issue displays the "W" mintmark.
The new reverse features an eagle with wings spread preparing to land while carrying an oak branch. This issue is minted at the San Francisco Mint, as signified by the "S" mintmark on the coin. It was engraved by Michael Gaudioso, who, like John Mercanti, signs certification labels exclusively for NGC. Signed labels from each artist are available through select retailers.
NGC is the industry leader in the certification of American Eagle coins, with more than 14 million graded since 1987 — far exceeding any other third-party grading service. To learn more about NGC’s certification options for all of the 2021 American Eagles, click here.
Sets received by NGC within the first 30 days of release are eligible for NGC’s popular Early Releases and First Releases designations, along with the Limited Edition Set designation. Learn more about Early Releases and First Releases here. For Early Releases / First Releases cutoff dates, click here.
- Submit the coins under the Modern grading tier or higher.
- The 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets must be received in the sealed Mint shipping box to receive the Limited Edition Set designation.
- All coins submitted must be graded.
- If you would like Mint packaging returned, select the “Return Mint Packaging” option on the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5, plus the cost of shipping.
The following designations are available for the coins in this set:
|Limited Edition Set||+$5 per coin||By default. (Note: The set must be received in the sealed Mint shipping box to receive the Limited Edition Set designation.) The Limited Edition Set designation can be combined with an Early Releases or First Releases designation or used without a Releases designation.|
|Early Releases||+$12 per coin||On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|First Releases||+$12 per coin||On the US submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|(No Designation)||Free||By request. (Note: The Limited Edition Set designation is by default, unless specified otherwise.)|
The following labels are available for the coins in this set:
|San Francisco Cable Car #854||Free||By default for the San Francisco Mint coins. Enter San Francisco Cable Car Label #854 on your submission form. (Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)|
|West Point Mint Gold Star #1238||Free||By default for the West Point Mint Silver Eagle. Enter West Point Mint Gold Star Label #1238 on your submission form. (Early Releases and First Releases designations are available on this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)|
|NGC Eagle 35th Anniversary Special Label #1550||Free||By request for the American Silver Eagles. Enter NGC Eagle 35th Anniversary Special Label #1550 on your submission form. Otherwise, San Francisco Cable Car Label #854 or West Point Mint Gold Star Label #1238 will be used. (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.|
|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||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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