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November 9, 2016

United States Mint Opens Sales for 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin on November 17

WASHINGTON − The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XA) on November 17 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

This coin is the last 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) design, by Adolph Weinman, depicts Liberty as she strides toward the sunrise, carrying branches of laurel and oak in her arms to symbolize both civil and military glory. Liberty wears a Phrygian cap on her head and an armored plate on her chest over her gown, with the American flag behind her.

The coin's reverse (tails) design, also by Weinman, features an eagle rising from its mountaintop perch. Additional inscriptions to the original design will include "AU," "24K," and "1/2 OZ."

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.  

The total number of Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coins minted is limited to 70,000 units, with orders limited to three per household. The United States Mint will accept orders at https://www.usmint.gov/catalog and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.  

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, gold, and platinum 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 Nov. 17, 2016, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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