Special Instructions for Submitting 20th Anniversary Eagles to NGC

Posted: 9/26/2006

Note: NGC previously used the designation EAGLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY for coins released in the 20th Anniversary Silver and Gold Eagle Sets. In September 2016, this designation was changed in the NGC Census to 20TH ANNIVERSARY SET to make it more clear that these coins were released as part of the 20th Anniversary Sets. All future submissions of 20th Anniversary Silver and Gold Eagle Sets to NGC, including ReHolder submissions, will receive the 20TH ANNIVERSARY SET designation on the NGC certification label.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the American Eagle Bullion Program, the US Mint is issuing three special sets. There is a three-coin “Silver Dollar Set” that includes a 2006-W Burnished Uncirculated Silver Eagle, a 2006-W Proof Silver Eagle and a 2006-W Reverse Proof Silver Eagle; a three-coin Gold Eagle set that includes a 2006-W Burnished Uncirculated $50 Gold Eagle, a 2006-W Proof $50 Gold Eagle and a 2006-P Reverse Proof $50 Gold Eagle; and a two-coin set that includes a 2006-W Burnished Uncirculated Silver Eagle and a 2006-W Burnished Uncirculated $50 Gold Eagle..

NGC will recognize coins from these sets with the special pedigree EAGLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY. [Note: NGC currently uses the pedigree 20TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER DOLLAR SET for Silver Eagles from the three-piece "Silver Dollar Set" and the pedigree 20TH ANNIVERSARY SET for coins from the three-piece Gold Eagle set and two-piece Silver and Gold Eagle set.] A special NGC 20th Anniversary label will be used in conjunction with these pedigrees.

Please note that because some of these coins are also available individually from the US Mint, special instructions must be followed in order for coins to qualify for these special pedigrees. Coins must remain in the sealed shipping boxes used by the US Mint, and the entire unopened package must be forwarded on to NGC for certification. NGC must open these boxes in order for the coins to qualify for the EAGLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY [see note about the pedigree above].

Additionally, submitters requesting this designation or special label must submit these coins on their own submission invoice. The 20th Anniversary coins cannot be mixed with other coins to qualify for this pedigree.

  • Select the Modern tier or higher and select Special Label/Releases (+$5).
  • The Eagle 20th Anniversary - Blue Label (shown below) is the default label for the 20th Anniversary Silver & Gold (Two-Piece) Eagle Set and 20th Anniversary Gold (Three-Piece) Eagle Set.
  • The Eagle 20th Anniversary - Black Label (shown below) is the default label for the 20th Anniversary Silver Dollar (Three Piece) Eagle Set.

These submissions must be sent to the NGC offices in Sarasota, FL. Due to the special handling required, NGC will not accept submissions of these sets at trade shows.

US Mint coin boxes will be returned to the submitters if the Return Packaging service is selected on the NGC Submission Form. Note that the shipping boxes are not returned.

Dealers should contact NGC for bulk submission instructions and guidelines.

As of this release, all 2006 reverse proof coins will be eligible for this pedigree and label regardless of mint packaging, as these are only sold in Twentieth Anniversary sets. Uncirculated and proof coins with W mintmark will not qualify for the designation if not submitted in sealed mint shipping box.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at service@ngccoin.com or 1-800-NGC-COIN.

Note: NGC previously used the designation EAGLE 20TH ANNIVERSARY for coins released in the 20th Anniversary Silver and Gold Eagle Sets. In September 2016, this designation was changed in the NGC Census to 20TH ANNIVERSARY SET or 20TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER DOLLAR SET, as applicable, to make it clearer that these coins were released as part of the 20th Anniversary Sets. All future submissions of 20th Anniversary Silver and Gold Eagle Sets to NGC, including ReHolder submissions, will receive applicable designation above on the NGC certification label.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does NGC distinguish between the Silver Eagle issued in the 20th Anniversary Silver & Gold (Two-Piece) Set and the 20th Anniversary Silver Dollar Set (Three-Piece)?

Yes. Coins released in the three piece 20th Anniversary Silver Set are designated with the pedigree 20TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER DOLLAR SET and encapsulated with a variant label.


Remember, to receive the 20TH ANNIVERSARY SET designation, all coins must be submitted to NGC in sealed US Mint shipping boxes.

Updated 4/11/17




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