The Industry Leading Program that Adds Value to Modern Coins.
The PCGS First Strike program designates coins issued in the first 30 days of the Mint's release. This designation not only adds value to modern coins, but takes modern coin collecting to another level with multiple Mint releases each year.
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO OBTAIN THE FIRST STRIKE DESIGNATION
 
The package mailed to PCGS has a postmark date prior to the PCGS cutoff date for that particular coin/issue. Only the coins need to be mailed to PCGS and received within the first 30 days of issue.
Submit the coins in the original unopened shipping box from the U.S. Mint with a postmark date prior to the specified PCGS cutoff date.

There is an additional $18 Fee per coin for the First Strike Designation. For additional information contact Customer Service at 800-447-8848.

The First Strike Designation can also be obtained through the PCGS Bulk Program (restrictions apply). See our Bulk Submission Guides for further information.

2014 First Strike Coin Information & Cutoff Dates
DATE
PREFIX
DENOM.
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
COIN #
CUTOFF DATES
2014-W
MS
PR
$10
First Spouse
530998
531000
Fri, Aug 22
2014-W
MS
PR
$10
First Spouse
530814
530816
Fri, Aug 15
2014-S
MS
25c
National Park Quarter
524923
Thus, July 31
2014-P
SP
25c
5oz
527035
WED, JULY 23
2014
MS
25c
5oz
527013
Sun, July 13
2014-W
MS
$50
Gold Eagle
521923
Wed, July 2
2014-P
SP
25c
5oz
527033
WED, June 25
2014-W
PR
$50
Gold Buffalo
527905
Wed, June 11
2014
MS
25c
5oz
527007
Fri, June 6
2014-S
PR
10c
50c
524454
528364
Sat, May 31
2014-W
MS
$1
Silver Eagle
527892
Tues, May 20
2014-P
SP
25c
5oz
527030
Tues, May 13
2014-D
2014-P
2014-S
MS
MS
MS
25c
25c
25c
524929
524928
524930
Sat, May 10
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DATE
PREFIX
DENOM.
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
COIN #
CUTOFF DATES
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2013 First Strike cut-off dates
MS-W Edith Wilson
($10)
Jan 18th 2014
PR-W Edith Wilson
($10)
Jan 18th 2014
MS-W Ellen Wilson
($10)
Jan 17th 2014
PR-W Ellen Wilson
($10)
Jan 17th 2014
MS-W Helen Taft
($10)
Jan 4th, 2014
PR-W Helen Taft
($10)
Jan 4th, 2014
MS-W Edith Roosevelt
($10)
Dec 24th
PR-W Edith Roosevelt
($10)
Dec 24th
MS-W Ida McKinley
($10)
Dec 19th
PR-W Ida McKinley
($10)
Dec 19th
MS Mt. Rushmore
(5 OZ .25 Cent)
Dec 11th
MS-S Mt. Rushmore
(5 OZ .25Cent)
Dec 8th
SP-P Mt. Rushmore
(5 OZ .25 Cent)
Dec 7th
MS-S Fort McHenry
(25 Cent)
Oct 3rd
SP-P Fort McHenry
(5 OZ. 25 Cent)
Oct 4th
MS Fort McHenry
(5 OZ. 25 Cent)
Oct 1st
REV PR-W American Gold Buffalo
($50)
Sep 19th
PR-W Platinum Eagle
($100)
Aug 27th
(P) Great Basin
(5 OZ .25 Cent)
Aug 29th
Great Basin
(5 OZ. 25 Cent)
July 30th
West Point Mint 2-Piece Silver Eagle Set
(Enhanced MS $1, Reverse Proof $1)
July 19th
MS-W American Gold Eagle
($50)
July 11th
(P) Perry’s Victory and Peace Memorial
(5 OZ. 25 Cent)
July 11th
Perry’s Victory and Peace Memorial
(5 OZ. 25 Cent)
July 2nd
MS-W American Silver Eagle
($1)
June 30th
PR-W American Gold Buffalo
($50)
June 26th
MS-P Mt. Rushmore
(.25 cent)
June 18th
MS-D Mt. Rushmore
(.25 cent)
June 18th
MS-P Fort McHenry
(.25 cent)
June 18th
MS-D Fort McHenry
(.25 cent)
June 18th
MS-P Great Basin
(.25 cent)
June 18th
MS-D Great Basin
(.25 cent)
June 18th
(P) White Mountain
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
June 19th
White Mountain Bullion Issue
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
June 14th
PR-S Silver Minor Set
(1C, 5C, 10C, 50C, $1 Native American)
June 11th
PR-W American Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
May 21st
MS-P Perry’s Memorial
(.25 cent)
May 3rd
MS-D Perry’s Memorial
(.25 cent)
May 3rd
MS-S Perry’s Memorial
(.25 cent)
May 3rd
PR-S Minor Clad Set
(1C, 5C, 10C, 50C, $1 Native American)
April 30th
PR-W 5-Star General Silver Commemorative
($5 – Mac Arthur)
April 20th
MS-P 5-Star General Silver Commemorative
($5 – Mac Arthur)
April 20th
PR-P 5-Star General Silver Commemorative
($1 – Marshall, Eisenhower)
April 20th
MS-W 5-Star General Silver Commemorative
($1 – Marshall, Eisenhower)
April 20th
PR-S 5-Star General Silver Commemorative
(50C – Arnold, Bradley)
April 20th
MS-D 5-Star General Silver Commemorative
(50C – Arnold, Bradley)
April 20th
MS/PR-W Girl Scout Silver Commemorative 100th Anniversary
($1)
April 6th
PR-S Presidential $1 Sets
(Roosevelt, McKinley, Taft, Wilson)
March 20th
(P) White Mountain
(.25 cent)
March 9th
(D) White Mountain
(.25 cent)
March 9th
(S) White Mountain
(.25 cent)
March 9th
PR-S National Park Clad Quarter Set
(25C-White Mountain, Perry’s Memorial,
Great Basin, Fort McHenry, Mount Rushmore)
March 2nd
PR-W American Silver Eagle
($1)
Feb 28th
PR-S Birth Set
(1C, 5C, 10C, 25C White Mountain, 50C)
(Sets must come sealed to receive “Birth Set” designation)
Feb 16th
PR-S National Park Silver Quarter Set
(25C - White Mountain, Perry’s Memorial, Great Basin, Fort McHenry, Mount Rushmore)
Feb 9th
MS-W American Silver Eagle
($1)
Feb 8th
MS-S American Silver Eagle
($1)
Feb 8th
MS American Silver Eagle
($1)
Feb 8th
MS American Gold Buffalo
($50)
Feb 5th
MS American Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Feb 5th
PR-S Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets
(10C, El Yunque 25C, Chaco Culture 25C, Acadia 25C, HI Volcanoes 25C, Denali 25C, 50C, $1 American Silver Eagle)
("Limited Edition PR Set" designation only available through the Bulk Department)
Jan 29th
2012 First Strike cut-off dates
MS/PR First Spouse
(Frances Cleveland-2nd Term $10)
Jan 19th 2013
MS/PR First Spouse
(Caroline Harrison $10)
Jan 5th 2013
MS/PR First Spouse
(Frances Cleveland-1st Term $10)
Dec 15th
(S) Denali
(.25 cent)
Dec 15th
(P) Denali
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
Dec 7th
Denali Bullion Issue
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
Nov 22nd
MS/PR First Spouse
(Alice Paul $10)
Nov 15th
(P) Hawaii Volcanoes
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
Oct 25th
Hawaii Volcanoes Bullion Issue
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
Oct 9th
(S) Hawaii Volcanoes
(.25 cent)
Oct 3rd
(P) Acadia
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
Sept 15th
(S) Acadia
(.25 cent)
Sept 11th
PR-W American Platinum Eagle
($100)
Sept 7th
PR-S American Silver Eagle – Coin & Currency Set
($1 – must come in original mint packaging)
Sept 6th
MS-W American Silver Eagle
($1)
Sept 1st
Acadia Bullion Issue
(5 OZ. 25cent)
Aug 28th
PR-S 75th Anniversary of SF Mint 2-piece PR ASE Set
($1 Proof and Reverse Proof)
Aug 25th
(S) Chaco Culture
(.25 cent)
Aug 14th
(P) Chaco Culture
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
Aug 9th
MS-W American Gold Eagle
($50)
Aug 9th
Chaco Culture Bullion Issue
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
Aug 4th
(S) El Yunque
(.25 cent)
July 21st
PR – Minors Silver Set
(1C, 5C, 10C, 50C, Native American $1)
July 7th
(P) El Yunque
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
June 29th
El Yunque Bullion Issue
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
June 23rd
PR- Minors Clad Set
(1C, 5C, 10C, 50C, Native American $1)
June 9th
PR Presidential $1 Set
(Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison, Cleveland)
June 1st
PR Gold Eagles
($5, $10, $25, $50)
May 26th
PR-W American Silver Eagle
($1)
May 15th
PR-W American Gold Buffalo
($50)
April 14th
MS-W Star Spangled Banner Gold Commem
($5)
April 5th
PR-W Star Spangled Banner Gold Commem
($5)
April 5th
MS-P Star Spangled Banner Silver Commem
($1)
April 5th
PR-P Star Spangled Banner Silver Commem
($1)
April 5th
MS American Gold Buffalo
($50)
April 3rd
MS-W Infantry Soldier Silver Commem
($1)
March 20th
PR-W Infantry Soldier Silver Commem
($1)
March 20th
2011 (P) Chickasaw
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
March 13th
2011 (P) Vicksburg
(5OZ. 25 cent)
Feb 25th
PR National Park Quarters Silver Set
(El Yunque, Chaco Culture, Acadia, HI Volcanoes, Denali)
Feb 8th
MS Gold Eagles
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Jan 31st
MS Silver Eagle
($1)
Jan 31st
2011 First Strike cut-off dates
(P) Olympic
(5OZ. 25 cent)
Jan 7th 2012
MS/PR First Spouse
(Lucretia Garfield $10)
Jan 3rd 2012
25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set
(Set includes 2011 MS ASE, 2011-S MS ASE, 2011-W MS ASE, 2011-W PR ASE, 2011-P REV PR ASE)(2011 MS ASE, 2011-W MS ASE, 2011-W PR ASE must come in sealed mint packaging to receive 25th Anniversary Set Designation) (2011-S MS ASE and 2011-P REV PR ASE may receive 25th Anniversary Set Designation if raw)(Standard First Strike rules apply for all five coins within the set)
Dec 7th
(P) Glacier
(5OZ. 25 cent)
Nov 26th
(P) Gettysburg
(5OZ. 25 cent)
Nov 5th
MS-W Silver Eagle
($1)
Oct 15th
MS/PR First Spouse
(Lucy Hayes $10)
Oct 5th
PR-P 9-11 National Medal Oct 1st
PR-W 9-11 National Medal Oct 1st
2010 (P) Mount Hood
(5 OZ. 25 cent)
Sept 1st
Chickasaw Bullion Issue
(5OZ. 25 cent)
Aug 19th
MS/PR First Spouse
(Julia Grant $10)
Aug 10th
2010 (P) Grand Canyon
(5OZ. 25 cent)
Aug 6th
PR Silver Eagle
($1)
Aug 3rd
Vicksburg Bullion Issue
(5OZ. 25 cent)
July 28th
2010 (P) Yosemite
(5OZ. 25 cent)
July 13th
MS Silver Eagle
($1 San Francisco Mint)
Coins must arrive in a mint sealed monster box to qualify as “Struck at the SF Mint” and be within the cut off date.
July 5th
PR-W Platinum Eagle
($100)
July 5th
PR-W Gold Buffalo
($50)
June 23rd
Olympic Bullion Issue
(5OZ. 25 cent)
June 23rd
2010 (P) Yellowstone
(5OZ. 25 cent)
June 18th
MS/PR First Spouse
(Johnson $10)
June 7th
MS-W Gold Eagle
($50)
June 7th
2010 (P) Hot Springs
(5OZ. 25 cent)
June 4th
Gettysburg Bullion Issue
(5OZ. 25 cent)
May 31st
Glacier Bullion Issue
(5OZ. 25 cent)
May 31st
PR Gold Eagles
($5, $10, $25, $50)
May 26th
PR Medal of Honor Comm.
($5)
May 24th
PR Medal of Honor Comm.
($1)
May 24th
MS Medal of Honor Comm.
($5)
May 24th
MS Medal of Honor Comm.
($1)
May 24th
MS Gold Buffalo
($50)
Apr 15th
PR U.S. Army Clad Comm.
($.50)
Apr 8th
MS U.S. Army Clad Comm.
($.50)
Mar 30th
PR U.S. Army Comm.
($1)
Mar 30th
MS U.S. Army Comm.
($5)
Mar 30th
PR U.S. Army Comm.
($5)
Apr 2nd
MS Gold Eagle
($5)
Mar 23rd
MS Gold Eagle
($10, $25)
Mar 25th
MS Silver Eagle
($1)
Feb 4th
MS Gold Eagle
($50)
Feb 4th
PR National Park Quarters Silver Set (Gettysburg, Glacier, Olympic, Vicksburg, Chickasaw)
($.25)
Feb 25h
PR Minors Silver Set
(1C, 5C, 10C, 50C, Native American $1)
Feb 25th
PR Presidential Set
($1) (Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield)
Feb 11th
PR National Park Quarters Clad Set
(Gettysburg, Glacier, Olympic, Vicksburg, Chickasaw)
($.25)
Feb 11th
PR Minors Clad Set
(1C, 5C, 10C, 50C, Native American $1)
Feb 11th
MS Silver Eagle
($1)
Feb 4th
MS Gold Eagle
($50)
Feb 4th
2010 First Strike cut-off dates
National Quarters Silver Set
(5OZ. 25cent)
All eligible
MS/PR First Spouse
(Lincoln $10)
Jan 6th
PR Silver Eagle
($1)
Dec 21st
PR Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Nov 6th
MS/PR First Spouse
(Buchanan $10)
Oct 6th
PR PLATINUM EAGLE
($100)
Sep 10 th
MS Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25)
July 20th
PR National Quarters Silver Set
(.25)
June 26th
MS/PR First Spouse
(Jane Pierce $10)
July 2nd
PR GOLD BUFFALO
($50)
July 2nd
PR National Quarters Clad Set
(.25)
Jun 12th
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf
($200)
Apr 14th
MS GOLD BUFFALO
($50)
June 1st
MS/PR First Spouse
(Abigail Filmore $10)
Apr 20th
PR Presidential Sets
($1) (Lincoln, Pierce, Fillmore, Buchanan)
Mar 13th
MS Gold Eagle
($50)
Feb 19th
MS Silver Eagle
($1)
Feb 23rd
MS/PR First Spouse
(Margaret Taylor $10)
Jan 12th
2009 First Strike cut-off dates
MS/PR First Spouse Gold Coins
(Van Buren's Liberty $10)
Jan 7th
MS/PR First Spouse Gold Coins
(Anna Harrison $10)
Apr 24th
MS/PR First Spouse
(Letitia Tyler $10)
Aug 15th
MS/PR First Spouse
(Julia Tyler $10)
Sep 5th
MS/PR First spouse
(Sarah Polk $10)
Oct 14th
PR Platinum Eagle
($100)
All Eligible
MS Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
All Eligible
MS Silver Eagle
($1)
Jan 31st
MS Platinum Eagle
($10, $25, $50, $100)
Jan 31st
Ultra High Relief
($20)
Mar 11th
PR Presidential Sets
($1) (Taylor, Polk, Tyler, Harrison)
Mar 13th
2010 MS Vancouver Olympic Maple Gold Leaf
($50)
Jun 7th
MS Maple Leaf Platinum
($50)
Jun 20th
MS Buffalo Gold
($50)
Nov 18th
PR Buffalo Gold
($50)
Dec 3rd
2008 First Strike cut-off dates
MS Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Jan 31st
MS Silver Eagle
($1)
Jan 31st
MS Platinum Eagle Jan 31st
MS Gold Buffalo
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Jan 31st
PR Silver Eagle
($1)
Feb 6th
MS/PR First Spouse Gold Coins
(Jackson's Liberty $10)
Oct 19th
PR Presidential $1 Sets
($1) (Monroe, Adams, Jackson, Van Buren)
Mar 14th
PR Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Apr 12th
PR Gold Buffalo
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Aug 23rd
MS/PR First Spouse Gold Coins
(Elizabeth Monroe $10)
Apr 5th
MS-W Silver Eagle
($1)
Apr 23rd
MS-W Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
May 2nd
PR 08-W Platinum Eagle
($10, $25, $50, $100)
June 6th
MS/PR First Spouse Gold Coins
(Louisa Adams $10)
Jul 10th
MS-W Platinum Eagle
($10, $25, $50, $100)
Aug 8th
PR 08-W Gold Buffalo
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Aug 23rd
MS-W Gold Buffalo
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Aug 25th
2007 First Strike cut-off dates
MS Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Jan 31st
MS Silver Eagle
($1)
Jan 31st
MS Platinum Eagle
($10, $25, $50, $100)
Jan 31st
MS-W Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
May 26th
MS-W Silver Eagle
($1)
Jul 13th
MS-W Platinum Eagle
($10, $25, $50, $100)
Aug 17th
PR Gold Eagle
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Mar 9th
PR Silver Eagle
($1)
April 26th
PR Platinum Eagle
($10, $25, $50, $100)
Aug 17th
MS Gold Buffalo
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Mar 28th
PR Gold Buffalo
($5, $10, $25, $50)
Jun 27th
MS/PR First Spouse Gold Coins
(Washington/Adams $10)
Jul 20th
MS/PR First Spouse Gold
(Jefferson's Liberty $10)
Oct 19th
MS/PR First Spouse Gold Coins
(Madison $10)
Dec 28th
PR Presidential Sets
($1) (Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison)
Jul 21st
PR-W/Reverse PR-W Platinum Eagles
($50)
Jan 20th 2008