This year, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is issuing First Strike labels for the U.S. Mint’s three 1916 Centennial Gold Coins, which are 99.99% gold versions of the 1916 Winged Liberty (or “Mercury”) dime, the Standing Liberty quarter, and the Walking Liberty half dollar.
The gold Standing Liberty quarter will be released tomorrow and PCGS has released an image of a new label created specially for the issue. First Strike labels can be awarded to coins purchased within 30 days of the Mint’s initial product launch, and may add value by distinguishing early issues from coins sold later.
PCGS’s guidelines for obtaining the new labels are included below.
- All coins must be 2016 Gold Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters or Walking Liberty Half Dollars (when released)
- All 2016 Centennial Gold coins must be submitted on their own submission form (cannot mix with each other or other coin submissions)
- Coins will be matched with their respective label
- Valid for all service levels including show services (minimum quantities apply for certain show service levels)
- All standard First Strike rules will apply as described here
- Valid for Standard service (Not available for Secure)
- Not available in conjunction with any other PCGS label (i.e. First Strike, PCGS 30th Anniversary)
- Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, submission or special
- Under the “Other” service level, indicate “Mercury Dime Label #180,” “Standing Liberty Label #181,” or “Walking Liberty Label #182”
- Pricing: Service level fee plus Special Label fee of $18 per coin
- Handling fee applies to all submissions
- Return shipping fee applies to office submissions and any show submissions not picked up before the end of the show
- Show submissions not picked-up at the show will be charged $2 per order to be transported back to PCGS to be shipped to your address on the submission form, this is in addition to the PCGS shipping fees based on the total value and quantity of coins in each order
- Guarantee Premium fees apply (where applicable).
You must be a PCGS Collectors Club member or PCGS Authorized Dealer to submit directly to PCGS. To join the PCGS Collectors Club click here.
For more information, please visit the Web site of Professional Coin Grading Service.