WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will reopen sales for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XB) on December 15 at noon Eastern Time while supplies last. Orders will be limited to one per household.
The coins are beautifully struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold to celebrate Adolph A. Weinman’s original Winged Liberty Dime design. The coin is commonly referred to as the Mercury Dime because of Liberty’s resemblance to the Roman god Mercury. 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.
The obverse (heads) features a portrait of Liberty facing left, wearing a winged cap, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “2016,” and the artist’s initials, “AW.” The reverse (tails) includes a Roman fasces and an olive branch, symbolizing America’s military readiness and 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 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 https://catalog.usmint.gov/ 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.
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 Dec. 15, 2016, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.