Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money won’t be the only
place where collectors can purchase the 10-coin 2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin
Set in person beginning Aug. 1.
The set will also be available at the Mint’s sales center at U.S. Mint
headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at contracted sales centers at
the Denver and Philadelphia Mints.
For those buying sets at the ANA show, third-party grading services
are planning commemorative labels that pedigree the coins to the
Denver convention, which runs from Aug. 1 through 5.
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Still up in the air as of July 14 were the price of the set, the
time the sets will be available at the in-person venues, and if any
ordering limit would be imposed for those sites (the set is restricted
to a release of 225,000 sets with no household ordering limit for
purchases from the Mint website or by telephone).
Collectors will be able to place orders for the sets by telephone at
800-872-6468 and online at www.usmint.gov beginning at noon Eastern
Time Aug. 1. Mint officials have not disclosed whether they plan to
make the sets available at the in-person venues at the same time the
telephone and online ordering options become available.
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The Mint’s sales centers in Washington, D.C., and at the
Philadelphia Mint open at 10 a.m. ET, while the Denver Mint sales
center opens at 10 a.m. Mountain Time (noon ET).
The bourse to the ANA convention in Denver does not open to the
general public until 1 p.m. MT (3 p.m. ET) Aug. 1, although ANA
members have admission to the convention floor 30 minutes earlier.
Those purchasing Early Bird badges for an additional fee of $150
gain access to the convention at 11 a.m. MT (1 p.m. ET) Aug. 1, and 8
a.m. MT (10 a.m. ET) the remaining days of the convention.
U.S. Mint officials would not disclose how many sets they plan to
have available initially at each venue, nor whether they plan to
immediately restock that in-person inventory should the sets initially
available at each location sell out quickly.
Should the Mint not impose an in-person ordering limit, the
possibility is that a single buyer could purchase all the sets
available, or at least a significant portion of them, depending on
where they (or a representative) queue up in line.
Special grading labels for insert into plastic holders by
third-party grading services are scheduled for the 2017-S 225th
Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin sets.
Max Spiegel, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Numismatic Guaranty
Corp.’s parent, Certified Collectibles Group, provided the
“Enhanced Uncirculated Sets purchased at the ANA World’s Fair of
Money and submitted to NGC at the show (with the original US Mint
purchase receipt) will receive NGC’s DENVER ANA RELEASES designation.
They can also be encapsulated with NGC’s ANA Officially Licensed
Label. Coins with the DENVER ANA RELEASES designation will receive a
separate listing in the NGC Census.
“Enhanced Uncirculated Sets (without a US Mint receipt indicating
their purchase at the show) as well as other modern issues submitted
to NGC at the show can receive a ‘Denver ANA 2017’ pedigree and can be
encapsulated with NGC’s ANA Officially Licensed Label. Coins with the
Denver ANA 2017 pedigree will not receive a separate listing in the
Each of the coins in the set will be encapsulated separately,
“Also, these will be attributed as ‘SP Enhanced Finish’ so that the
grade would appear as SP 70 ENHANCED FINISH,“ Spiegel said. “This is
consistent with our grading of other Enhanced Uncirculated U.S. Mint releases.”
Paul DeFelice, vice president of marketing and client relations for
the following explanation for ANACS labels for the sets:
“ANACS will be offering a special label for the 2017 Enhanced
Uncirculated Anniversary Sets commemorating its purchase at the ANA
World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colo. For those who submit the sets
for certification at the show, ANACS will pedigree each slab with a
description of the show printed on a 225th Anniversary label.
“For a limited time, this label will also be made available to all
who submit these sets, but only those who submit at the 2017 World’s
Fair of Money will receive the show pedigree.
“ANACS will grade them as “EU” (example EU69) and require the coins
submitted in the original Mint packaging.”
Officials of Professional Coin Grading Service did not
respond to inquiries seeking comment for this article.