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September 1, 2016

United States Mint Opens Sales for 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin on September 8

WASHINGTON-The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XC) on September 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin is the second of three 24-karat gold coins the United States Mint is issuing this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of three iconic coin designs that were first issued in 1916.  Its obverse (heads) design depicts Liberty holding a shield and an olive branch as she steps through an opening in a wall bearing 13 stars.  Its reverse (tails) design depicts an eagle in flight flanked by 13 stars.  Additional inscriptions to the originals will include "AU," "24K," and "1/4 OZ."  Both the obverse and reverse are by sculptor Hermon A. MacNeil.

Pricing for the Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin will be based on the United States Mint's pricing schedule for products containing gold.  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 https://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.  There is a household order limit of one for this product, while mintage is limited to 100,000 units.

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 Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum coins.  The 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 September 8, 2016, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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