WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XB) starting on April 21 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin has a mintage limit of 125,000 coins and an initial household order limit of 10. The Mint will continue to monitor sales and adjust the household order limit as appropriate.
The 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin is the first of three 24-karat gold coins the Mint is issuing this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of three classic coin designs first issued in 1916. The coin’s obverse (heads side) design, by Adolph A. Weinman, depicts a portrait of Liberty facing left, wearing a winged cap. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2016.”
The coin’s reverse (tails side) design, also by Weinman, depicts a Roman fasces and an olive branch, indicating America’s military readiness but also her desire for peace. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “AU,” “24K,” “1/10 OZ.,” and “ONE DIME.”
Pricing for the coin is based on the Mint’s pricing schedule for products containing gold and platinum coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the United States Mint Gold Coin Pricing Grid.
Orders will be accepted at the Mint’s online catalog at /catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
Release dates for the Standing Liberty and Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coins will be announced later in the year.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of April 21, 2016, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.