Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, NGC, has announced a series of special labels for the upcoming 2020-W Jefferson Nickel. As shared last month, the United States Mint in 2020 will be releasing a West Point Mint Mark Jefferson Nickel for the first time. Like the 2019-W Lincoln Cent, the Nickel will come in three different versions:
- Uncirculated with the 2020 Mint Set
- Proof with the 2020 Proof Set
- Reverse Proof with the 2020 Silver Proof Set
NGC will be offering a series of labels with the “First “W” Mint Mark Nickel” label being free to everyone who submits one of the coins for grading. There are also Early Release and First Release labels available for an additional charge on top of the normal grading fees. Note that the normal rules apply to the Early and First release labels.
With these coins being struck at the Mint’s West Point facility, it will mark the first time that the Jefferson Nickel will be struck at that location. For those new to collecting, the West Point facility (indicated with the W Mint Mark) is usually where bullion and other precious metal numismatic products are struck. Circulating coinage is not produced in West Point.
These new coins will be available starting with the 10-coin 2020 Proof Set. The set will be available on February 27, 2020 and will be struck at the San Francisco Mint. The set will be priced at $32 and you can get more information it here at the Mint’s site. All of the coins in this set will be 2020-S Mint Marked with the 2020-W Jefferson Nickel being added to it in a separate package with your Proof Set. This 2020-W Nickel will be in Proof condition.
The United States Mint has not announced release dates for the Silver Proof Set or the Uncirculated Coin Set for 2020.
The Mint has not yet announced specific release dates for the Silver Proof set or 20-coin Uncirculated Coin set.
As for NGC, here are the submission requirements:
- Note: The 2020-W Proof Nickel does not have to be submitted with the entire 2020 Proof Set; however, all coins submitted must be graded.
- Submit the 2020-W Proof Nickel and 2020 Proof Set coins under the Modern grading tier or higher.
- If you would like Mint packaging returned, select the “Return Mint Packaging” box on the NGC Submission Form. The fee is $5 plus the cost of shipping.
The following attribution and designations are available for the 2020-W Proof Nickel:
|Attribution and Designation options||Fee||Directions|
|First “W” Mint Mark Nickel||Free||By default|
|First Releases||+$12||On the US submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|Early Releases||+$12||On the US submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|(No Releases designation)||Free||Upon request|
The following labels are available for the 2020-W Proof Nickel:
West Point Gold Star #391
|Free||By default (The First Releases and Early Releases designations are also available with this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)|
First Releases #379
|Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$12)||Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, West Point Gold Star #391 will be used.|
Early Releases #378
|Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$12)||Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form. Otherwise, West Point Gold Star #391 will be used.|
Thomas Jefferson Label #563
|+$5 per coin||Select Special Label in Box 7 and enter Thomas Jefferson Label #563 on your submission form. (The First Releases and Early Releases designations are also available with this label for an additional $12 fee, if applicable.)|
NGC Standard Brown #377
|Free||Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.|
As a reminder, you will need to be a NGC member to submit your coins directly.