Early Releases and First Releases Cutoff Dates

To qualify for Early Releases or First Releases, all notes must generally be received by PMG or a PMG-approved depository before the cutoff date listed.

Note: The Early Releases label will be the default for submissions, so be sure to request the First Releases label if applicable.

Notes held in PMG-approved depositories must be submitted for certification no later than five years after the cutoff date.

The table below can be sorted automatically by clicking on the column headers. Issues that are currently eligible for the Early or First Releases designation are shown highlighted in blue.

2018 - Malaysia

Category Note Cutoff Date
Commemorative 2018 60 Ringgit 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence AgreementMonday, February 26, 2018
Commemorative 2018 600 Ringgit 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence AgreementMonday, February 26, 2018

2018 - Russia

Category Note Cutoff Date
Commemorative 2018 100 Rouble FIFA World Cup ChampionshipThursday, June 21, 2018

2018 - South Korea



Category Note Cutoff Date
Winter Olympics 2018 2000 Won PyeongChang Olympic Games Special Auction s/n 101-10,000Monday, February 26, 2018
Winter Olympics 2018 2000 Won PyeongChang Olympic GamesThursday, January 11, 2018

2017 - Hong Kong

Category Note Cutoff Date
Commemorative 2017 100 Dollars 100th Anniversary of the Bank of ChinaMonday, January 22, 2018

2016 - Macau

Category Note Cutoff Date
Lunar Series 2016 Monkey 10 PatacasWednesday, June 8, 2016
Lunar Series 2016 Rooster 10 PatacasWednesday, June 8, 2016


2016 - Great Britain

Category Note Cutoff Date
Circulation Issue 2016 Polymer 5 PoundsThursday, October 13, 2016


2015 - China

Category Note Cutoff Date
Commemorative 2015 Chinese Aerospace ¥100Thursday, December 24, 2015

Additional issues will be added as their release is announced and confirmed.


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