A special NGC label and pedigree are available to recognize this historic “Pride of Two Nations” release, being sold by both the U.S. and Canada. To be pedigreed to the location of purchase, submissions must be received in the sealed Mint shipping box. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article.
The U.S. Mint has announced the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set, which will go on sale July 3. It combines a 2019-W U.S. Silver Eagle with an Enhanced Reverse Proof finish and a 2019 Canadian one-ounce Silver Maple Leaf with a Modified Proof finish.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is celebrating the coins in this set with a special label featuring the flags of the U.S. and Canada, as well as a special pedigree of Pride of Two Nations. There is no additional fee for the label or pedigree. (Scroll below to see detailed submission instructions.)
This is the first time that the U.S. and Canada have collaborated on a coin release. Both coins contain one troy ounce of silver in the standard fineness for each respective nation (.999 fine for the Eagle, .9999 fine for the Maple Leaf).
Minted since 1986, the Silver Eagle is the flagship silver bullion coin of the United States. The obverse features the venerable design from the Walking Liberty half dollar, while the reverse showcases a heraldic eagle from John Mercanti, the renowned former Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. This is the first time the Silver Eagle has been made available in the Enhanced Reverse Proof format.
Meanwhile, Canada has minted the Silver Maple Leaf since 1988, with Queen Elizabeth II (the monarch of Canada) on the obverse. The reverse features a rendering of a maple leaf, a national symbol so closely associated with Canada that it appears on its flag.
The U.S. Mint is selling 100,000 sets and has announced a per-household limit of five. The Royal Canadian Mint will have an additional 10,000 sets available.
For coins received in their original sealed Mint shipping box, the NGC certification label will indicate the country whose mint sold the set, and these will be listed separately in the NGC Census. Coins that are not submitted in their original sealed Mint shipping box will still receive the “Pride of Two Nations” set pedigree.
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.
- Please note: The coins must be received in the sealed Mint shipping box to qualify for the location pedigree. All coins submitted must be graded.
- Submit the coins from this set under the Modern grading tier or higher on a single submission form. Either the U.S. or World box may be selected.
- If you would like Mint packaging returned, select “Return Mint Packaging” on the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5 plus the cost of shipping.
The following designations/attributions are available for the coin in this set:
|Pride of Two Nations||Free||By default|
|U.S. Set||Free||By default (if received in the original Mint packaging)|
|Canada Set||Free||By default (if received in the original Mint packaging)|
|Early Releases||+$10||On the U.S. submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|First Releases||+$10||On the U.S. submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
The following labels are available for the coins in this set:
|U.S.-Canada Label #1281||Free||By default (Enter U.S.-Canada Label #1281 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. Otherwise, U.S.-Canada Label #1281 will be used.|
|First Releases #379||Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$10)||Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, U.S.-Canada Label #1281 will be used.|
|NGC Standard Brown #377||Free||By request (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, 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.
NGC’s Two-Coin Holder is also available for select Bulk submissions. To learn more about this holder, click here.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.