The 2011 San Francisco silver American Eagle bullion coins minted without a mintmark will not hide their true identity as Numismatic Guaranty Corp. has issued a special slab for the new coins.
NGC explained June 7 that because the S-mint Eagles will be distinguishable only by the fact that they are shipped by the Treasury in large “monster boxes” labeled San Francisco Mint, it will label only coins from bulk submissions in the still-sealed original shipping containers.
It is suggested that dealers contact NGC for further instructions about this service.
A special “Early Releases” designation will be placed on the label of coins sent to NGC during the first 30 days of issue.
Contact NGC at P.O. Box 4776, Sarasota, FL 34230. Telephone toll-free at (800) NGC-COIN, or email Service@NGCcoin.com.