The US Mint will release a limited-edition 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin and Stamp Set on Oct. 1, 2018. The sets can be submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and its stamp grading affiliate, Authenticated Stamp Guaranty™ (ASG™), for certification with a special “Coin & Stamp Set” pedigree.
The Coin and Stamp Sets contain a 2018-S Breast Cancer Awareness Proof Half Dollar as well as a Breast Cancer Research stamp. The US Mint has capped the number of sets at 25,000, and announced a household order limit of 1.
First released in March, the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Half Dollar (as well as the Silver Dollar and Gold Five Dollar) features themes of hope: two women on the obverse, and a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on the reverse. A portion of the US Mint sales price for these coins supports breast cancer research.
Similarly, the stamp has raised $88 million since it was first issued in 1998. The first “semipostal” (fundraising) stamp in US history, it contains a colorful image of the goddess of the hunt, along with the words “Fund the Fight. Find a Cure.”
Founded in 1987, NGC has certified more than 41 million coins, tokens and medals. ASG was established late last year to provide similar certification services for stamps. (ASG uses a 100-point scale for grading the condition of a stamp.)
Special submission instructions must be followed. Visit NGCcoin.com/news/article/6846 for more information or contact NGC at Service@NGCcoin.com or 1-800-NGC-COIN (642-2646).
About Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)
NGC is the world’s largest and most trusted third-party grading service for coins, tokens and medals. Founded in 1987, NGC provides accurate, consistent and impartial assessments of authenticity and grade. To ensure impartiality, NGC does not buy or sell coins. Its full-time graders are prohibited from buying and selling coins commercially, and strict procedures are in place to prevent consultants from influencing the grades assigned to their own submissions. Every coin that NGC certifies is backed by the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of authenticity and grade, which has added confidence and value for collectors and dealers around the world. Learn more at NGCcoin.com.
About Authenticated Stamp Guaranty™ (ASG™)
ASG was established in 2017 to provide an accurate, consistent and impartial assessment of a stamp’s authenticity and grade. ASG employs a team of expert stamp graders who are prohibited from buying and selling stamps commercially to ensure impartiality. Every stamp that ASG certifies is backed by the comprehensive ASG Guarantee, which helps to protect consumers. Learn more at ASGstamps.com.