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NGC Special Label for 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal

The eagerly anticipated 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal went on sale Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 12 noon (ET). Struck from one ounce of .999 Fine Silver, the medal features a rendition of Liberty on the obverse and an eagle design on the reverse. The maximum mintage is 12,500 pieces struck at the West Point Mint and 12,500 struck at the San Francisco Mint.

NGC 2016-W American Liberty Silver Medal holder. Images courtesy NGC

The default label will be NGC’s American Liberty Flag label shown below:

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. Also see Early Releases / First Releases cutoff dates. See the submission instructions below.

Submission Instructions:

  • Submit the coins under the Modern grading tier or higher. The five-coin minimum is waived for these silver medals. If Early Releases or First Releases is desired, select Special Designation/Label and check either Early Releases or First Releases.
  • If you do not want the Early Releases or First Releases designations, the American Liberty Flag label will still be included by default with the Modern grading tier fee.
  • To qualify for Early Releases or First Releases coins must be received by NGC before the Early Releases/First Releases cutoff date.
  • The default label will be NGC’s American flag label (shown below):
    Default American Flag label for High Relief American Liberty Silver Medal, courtesy NGC
  • If you would like Mint packaging returned, select “Return Mint Packaging” in section 3 of the NGC Submission Form.
  • Please note that NGC’s First Day of Issue designation is available for bulk submissions only.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at [email protected] or 1-800-NGC-COIN (1-800-642-2646).

Dealers should contact Miles Standish at [email protected] or (949) 922-0515 or Scott Heller at [email protected] for bulk submissions.

Collectors Society paid members can submit their coins directly to NGC. Not an NGC Collectors Society member? Paid memberships start at just $39/year. Join today.

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