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 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 (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.