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NGC Special Labels and designations for the 2021-W Palladium Eagles

2021-W Palladium American Eagle with the NGC Palladium Eagle Special Label
and First Releases designation.

The U.S. Mint is releasing just 12,000 Palladium Eagles on September 2, 2021. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article.

The 2021-W American Palladium Eagle is being released by the U.S. Mint on September 2 at noon (ET). The coin, struck at the West Point Mint, has a limited mintage of just 12,000 pieces.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is offering the elegant Palladium Eagle Special Label for no additional fee. Coins submitted within the first 30 days of release are also eligible for the popular NGC Early Releases and First Releases designations and labels. Learn more about Early Releases and First Releases here. For Early Releases / First Releases cutoff dates, click here.

The high relief design of the Palladium Eagle was adapted from a coin and medal that were both designed by the famous sculptor Adolph A. Weinman. The “Winged Liberty” obverse is taken from the 1916-1945 “Mercury” dime, while the dynamic eagle on the reverse is based on the 1907 American Institute of Architects gold medal.

Palladium Eagles were first released in 2017 from the Philadelphia Mint. In 2018, coin production was transferred to the West Point facility where a Proof version was created, followed by a Reverse Proof in 2019. Last year, coins reverted to the Uncirculated finish.

Submission Instructions

  • Submit this coin under the Early Bird grading tier or higher.
  • The coin does not need to be submitted in the U.S. Mint packaging.

The following designations are available for this coin:

Designation Options Fee Directions
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 Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.
(No Releases designation) By default

The following labels are available for this coin:

Label Options Fee Directions
Palladium Label #923 Free By default (Enter Palladium Label #923 on your submission form.)
Early Releases #378 Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$12) Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form. Otherwise, Palladium Label #923 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, Palladium Label #923 will be used.
NGC Standard Brown #377 Free By request (Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.)

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

NGC Collectors Society paid members can submit their coins directly to NGC. Not an NGC Collectors Society member? Paid memberships start at just $25/year. Join today >

Bulk Submissions

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.

For bulk submissions, contact Scott Heller at  or 941-360-3990 or Miles Standish at  or 949-922-0515.

Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.

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