20th Anniversary

Some sets of coins released from the mint came in a special 20th anniversary presentation box. PCGS offers a 20th anniversary designation for coins that meet the necessary qualifications. This usually means coming in the sealed, unopened package from the U.S mint. This usually is the only way the PCGS receiving department can verify that these truly are the coins included in the special set and not substituted with the same type of coins from a different release date.

There currently is no additional cost for the 20th Anniversary designation. They only have to meet the following requirements:

20th Anniversary Sets:

First Strike designation for 2006-W 3pc Gold 20th Anniversary and 2pc Mint State Silver & Gold 20th Anniversary sets:
  • To get the 20th Anniversary First Strike designation, the sets must come to PCGS sealed in the original government boxes they were shipped in.
  • The box must be unopened.
  • The shipment date on the shipping label must be October 24th or earlier to also receive First Strike designation.
  • If the sets or loose coins arrive in open boxes, the only coin to receive the 20th Anniversary would be the Reverse Proof as this coin is currently only offered in the 3pc set. The other 2 coins are available in other sets or individually. (This is subject to change if the government decides to offer the Reverse Proof individually at a later date.)
First Strike designation for 2006-W 3pc Silver 20th Anniversary sets:
  • To get the 20th Anniversary First Strike designation, the sets must come to PCGS sealed in the original government boxes they were shipped in.
  • The box must be unopened.
  • The shipment date on the shipping label must be October 24th or earlier to also receive First Strike designation.
  • The only coin to qualify for 20th Anniversary if the box has been opened is the Reverse Proof since this coin currently is only offered as part of the 3pc set. The other 2 coins are available in other sets or individually. (This is subject to change if the government decides to offer the Reverse Proof individually at a later date.