A special NGC attribution is available for coin collectors to recognize this historic U.S. Mint release. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article.
The U.S. Mint has announced that a 2019-W Uncirculated cent is included with all purchases of the 2019 United States Mint Uncirculated Set, which will be available as of May 14. This is the first Uncirculated cent to feature the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint.
NGC is celebrating this particular 2019-W cent with a special attribution of First “W” Uncirculated Cent, as well as NGC’s West Point Mint Gold Star Label, both of which are provided for no additional fee. (Scroll below to see detailed submission instructions.)
Lincoln cents have been struck for the past 111 years, typically with no mint mark (if struck in Philadelphia), a “D” mint mark (if struck in Denver) or an “S” mint mark (if struck in San Francisco). In 2017, a “P” mint mark was included on the Philadelphia issues for the first time to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint.
In March, a 2019-W Proof cent was included with orders of the 2019 United States Mint Proof Set, which features Proof examples of the 10 coins produced this year for circulation: A cent, nickel, dime, five America the Beautiful quarters, a half dollar and dollar, all with the “S” mint mark. Then in April, a 2019-W Reverse Proof cent was included with orders of the 2019 United States Mint Silver Proof Set.
Together, these are the first cents to bear the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint, which typically produces coins made from precious metals.
Coins received by NGC within the first 30 days of their release are eligible for NGC’s popular Early Releases and First Releases designations. Learn more about Early Releases and First Releases here. For Early Releases / First Releases cutoff dates, click here.
Submission Instructions for the 2019-W Uncirculated Cent
- Please note: The 2019-W Uncirculated cent does not have to be submitted with the entire 2019 Uncirculated Set; however, all coins submitted must be graded.
- Submit the 2019-W Uncirculated cent and Uncirculated Set coins under the Modern grading tier or higher.
The following designations / attributions are available for the 2019-W Uncirculated cent:
|Designation / Attribution options||Fee||Directions|
|First “W” Uncirculated cent||Free||By default|
|Early Releases||+$10||On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|First Releases||+$10||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 the 2019-W Uncirculated cent:
|West Point Mint Gold Star #391||Free||Default label. (Early Releases and First Releases are available on this label for an additional $10 designation fee, if applicable.)|
|NGC Standard Brown #377||Free||Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.|
|Early Releases #378||Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$10)||Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form.|
|First Releases #379||Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$10)||Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form|
|Abraham Lincoln Label #560||+$5 per coin||Select Special Label in Box 7 and enter Abraham Lincoln Label #560 on your submission form|
Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at or 1-800-NGC-COIN (1-800-642-2646).
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Mint set attribution is available for select bulk submissions only. These must be received in their sealed Mint shipping box.
NGC’s First Day of Issue designation and labels are available for select bulk submissions only. To qualify for First Day of Issue, all coins must generally be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within one day of the first release of a new coin issue.
For bulk submissions, contact Scott Heller at 941-360-3990 or or Miles Standish at or 949-922-0515.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.