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Why should you purchase this 2016 Gold Mercury Dime graded by NGC as Specimen 70?
This highly anticipated coin is the first release in the Gold Centennial U.S. coin series in 2016. Designed directly after the Mercury dime created in 1919, this coin is legal tender for 10 cents. It is struck out of 1/10 oz. of .9999 (24 karat) fine gold. Each coin was double struck to make sure the coin received acceptable detail.
What is the design on this commemorative gold dime?
Created by Adolph A Weinman in 1916, the design of the dime was originally intended to be a Winged Liberty head, but was mistaken by the populace as being the head of the Greek god Mercury. It has become an essential design for the U.S. coin collector, and is a great image to see struck in gold! The reverse design shows a Roman Fasces, which was a symbol of authority.
What does the grade Specimen 70 from NGC mean?
This coin was graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as Specimen 70. This is the highest available grade that a specimen coin can achieve, and means that the coin is in perfect condition. This coin also received the Early Releases designation, certifying that it was submitted to NGC to be graded within the first 30 days of issue. This coin also has a special 100th Anniversary label, displaying the gold mercury head seen on the coin - a great way to celebrate the coin's centennial!
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|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||3.11 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1/10 oz|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|