A symbolic V75 privy mark, low mintages, and the soaring demand for precious metals make the release of these Eagles especially exciting. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article.
The U.S. Mint has announced two exciting releases on November 5: A 2020-W Proof Gold Eagle and a 2020-W Proof Silver Eagle, both with a V75 privy mark commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The privy mark — unusual for U.S. coins — and an extremely low mintage of only 1,945 for the Gold Eagle and 75,000 for the Silver Eagle, combined with the current clamor for precious metals, dramatically enhance the appeal of these coins.
To celebrate the 2020-W V75 Gold and Silver Eagles, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is providing its bold V-Day Special Label for no additional fee by default for all submissions. The NGC Early Releases and First Releases designations and labels are also available.
The mintage of only 1,945 coins for the 2020-W V75 Gold Eagle is significant not only because the number honors the year that World War II ended — a pivotal date in American history — but also because it is the lowest mintage ever established for a numismatic release. To recognize this astonishingly low mintage, NGC will further distinguish the 2020-W V75 Gold Eagles with “One of 1945 Struck” on the label.
At 75,000, the mintage limit for the 2020-W V75 Silver Eagle is also enticingly low. In recent years, Silver Eagles with similarly limited mintages have proven especially desirable to collectors.
The shape of the V75 privy mark mirrors the aerial view of the Rainbow Pool, which is part of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Between the Rainbow Pool and the Freedom Wall to its west lies the message “Here we mark the price of freedom.” The meaningful V75 on these coins does the same.
- Submit the 2020-W Proof Gold Eagle with the V75 privy mark under the WalkThrough grading tier or higher.
- Submit the 2020-W Proof Silver Eagle with the V75 privy mark under the Modern grading tier or higher.
- If you would like Mint packaging returned, select the “Return Mint Packaging” box on the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5 plus the cost of shipping.
The following designations are available for the 2020-W V75 Gold Eagle and 2020-W V75 Silver Eagle:
|Early Releases||+$12||On the U.S. submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|First Releases||+$12||On the U.S. submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|(No releases designation)||Free||By default|
The following labels are available for the 2020-W V75 Gold Eagle and 2020-W V75 Silver Eagle:
|NGC V-Day Special Label #1425||Free||By default (The Early Releases and First Releases designations are also 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, the NGC V-Day Special Label #1425 will be used.|
|First Releases #379||Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12)||Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, the NGC V-Day Special Label #1425 will be used.|
|NGC Standard Brown #377||Free||Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.|
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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.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.