NGC Labels for Circulating 2020-W Quarters with WWII Privy Mark

by CoinNews.net on April 7, 2020 · 2 comments

Starting in April 2020, the US Mint will release a limited mintage of 2020-W Quarters directly into circulation.

NGC Labels for 2020-W Quarters with WWII Privy Mark

Illustrations of NGC certification labels for 2020-W quarters bearing V75 privy marks

Significantly, these quarters feature a V75 privy mark to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. It is extremely unusual for a US coin to have a privy mark, especially a circulating US coin.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has created a bold new certification label to celebrate the release of the 2020-W Quarters with the V75 privy mark, provided for no additional fee by default for all submissions. The popular NGC West Point Gold Star Label is complimentary by request. A special grading fee of $20 per 2020-W Quarter includes the popular NGC Early Releases or First Releases designations, if applicable.

The 2020-W America the Beautiful Quarters with the V75 privy mark are (in order of release):

  • Connecticut (Weir Farm National Historic Site);
  • US Virgin Islands (Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve);
  • Vermont (Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park);
  • Kansas (Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve); and
  • American Samoa (National Park of American Samoa).

NGC graded more than 28,000 2019-W Quarters — the first quarters to ever feature the "W" mint mark of the West Point Mint. Indeed, the 2019 program was extremely popular, as collecting from circulation is a storied tradition in American numismatics. Experienced and novice collectors alike enjoyed hunting for the 2019-W Quarters, and high-grade Mint State examples have become especially desirable. A 2019-W San Antonio Quarter graded NGC MS 68 is currently valued at $700 in the NGC Price Guide.

As for the V75 privy mark, it is notable because circulating US coins rarely feature a privy mark. Historically, the purpose of privy marks was to identify an aspect of a coin’s origin or to prevent counterfeiting. For modern coinage, privy marks are design features used to honor a special event — in this case, the end of World War II.

September 2, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which began in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Germany and culminated with the capture of Berlin and surrender of Japan in 1945. Because privy marks are so uncommon on US coins, the V75 privy mark is a fitting tribute to this singular event in history.

For submission instructions, go to NGCcoin.com/news/article/8166.

About Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

NGC is the world’s largest and most trusted third-party grading service for coins, tokens and medals, with more than 45 million collectibles certified. Founded in 1987, NGC provides an accurate, consistent and impartial assessment of authenticity and grade. Every coin that NGC certifies is backed by the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of authenticity and grade, which gives buyers greater confidence. This results in higher prices realized and greater liquidity for NGC-certified coins. To learn more, visit NGCcoin.com.

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sam tweedy

Throw that “BAT” junk quarter in the Privy AKA {OUTHOUSE) LOL

Chas. Barber

I read they have a direct shipment link to NGC from LOOMIS & Brinks sorting centers. Plan: Pull all W & Privy coins, replace with fuguly old ones & send them off into circulation. SELL ROLLS AND ROLLS ON Ebay & make tons of money while collectors get skrewed from another angle by the Mint proctolgist Dr. Ryder von Anu$