Mercury Dime 2016 Centennial Gold Coin

Centennial Gold Coin Program
  • Year of Issue: 2016

Background

Beautifully struck in .9999 fine 24–karat gold, the Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin features Adolph A. Weinman’s original Winged Liberty design.

This gold dime coin is commonly referred to as the Mercury Dime because of Liberty’s resemblance to the Roman god. Each coin contains one–tenth troy ounce of 24–karat gold, symbolic of the coin’s denomination of one dime, and is struck with a business strike finish.

Mintage Limit: 125,000

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Coin Characteristics

The obverse (heads) features a portrait of Liberty facing left, wearing a winged cap.

The reverse (tails) includes a Roman fasces and an olive branch, symbolizing America’s military readiness and desire for peace.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 2016
  • AW

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • AU 24K
  • 1/10 oz.
  • ONE DIME

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 99.99% Gold
Content: .9999 Fine Gold (3.110 grams)
Weight: 0.1000 troy oz. (3.110 grams)
Diameter: 0.650 inch (16.50 mm)
Thickness: 0.047 inch (1.19 mm)
Edge: Reeded

Artist Information

  • Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Content last reviewed December 12, 2016

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