NGC Special Labels for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

by on March 14, 2018 · 11 comments

The United States Mint will begin selling their 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins on Thursday, March 15.


Special NGC white labels for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will celebrate the coins by encapsulating them with an inspirational label for no additional fee.

Six different Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin will be released: uncirculated and proof clad half dollars, struck in Denver and San Francisco; uncirculated and proof silver dollars, struck in Philadelphia; and uncirculated and proof gold five dollars, struck at West Point.

The gold five dollars are the first "pink gold" coins ever issued by the U.S. Mint. They are made from a composition that gives them a pink hue, a color that represents breast cancer awareness.

Obverses of the commemorative coins depicts two women with a butterfly flying above. That butterfly, a symbol of hope, is also featured prominently on the coin’s reverse. The NGC special label reflects this theme.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act instructs the U.S. Mint to collect a surcharge for each coin sold that will be paid to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (, a New York-based charity dedicated to breast cancer research.


Special NGC pink labels for the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

For an additional $5 per coin fee, submitters can choose to have their Breast Cancer Awareness coins encapsulated in NGC’s distinctive Pink Holder, which further enhances the presentation of these coins. This request must be noted on the NGC Submission Form.

Coins received by NGC within the first 30 days of their release are eligible for NGC’s Early Releases® and First Releases® designations.

For information about NGC and its grading services, visit

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Old Collector

Maybe it’s just me, but I prefer the white holders to the pink ones as they seem to be much better at highlighting the coin itself as opposed to drawing all that much (excessive?) attention to what it’s encased in.

Old Collector

Joe C.

Old collector,
Yes, the pink really distracts what you are looking at, which should be the coin.


Can someone help me out, does NGC/PCGS no longer allow sealed and unopened mint boxes to be submitted and still get the early release designation even if the coins are submitted past the early release cutoff? Is this a change in policy?

Old Collector


Really wish I could be of assistance, and I even tried to garner some answers for you on the web, but since I don’t have any personal, practical experience in that specific area of collecting I couldn’t make all that much sense of what was being laid out by the grading companies on their respective sites. Consequently, I hope that someone much more well-versed than I am in these matters will shortly pick up the challenges of the topic and provide you with some definitive, useful answers. In any case, good luck with that! 🙂

Old Collector


thanks, i couldn’t find the answer online either. going to post in the breast cancer awareness launch article to see if it gets more attention

Chas Barber

The Mint is full of boobs…..

Joe C.

Chas Barber,
That’s being up front and right to the point.

Old Collector

Joe C.,

Point me to the front.

Old Collector

Joe C.

Old Collector,
Good one. May you be deemed re-appointed.

Old Collector

Joe C,

Even BETTER one! Kudos, my clever friend!

Old Collector

Joe C.

Old Collector,
“til next time. Take care.