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Why buy this 1/10 oz. Centennial Gold Mercury Dime?
This Centennial 1/10 oz. Gold Mercury Dime marks the hundredth anniversary of the release of the original Mercury dime. It has a limited mintage of 125,000. The “W” Mint mark of the West Point Mint appears on both the obverse and reverse, while another inscription on the reverse provides collectors with essential information about the metal content of the piece.
Who designed the Centennial Mercury Dime and what does it represent?
This coin bears the designs of the original Mercury dime, which Adolph Weinman created 1916. On the obverse is the image from which the coin gets its name. The figure looks similar to the Greek mythological figure Mercury, but is actually Liberty wearing a winged Liberty cap, known as a pileus. On the reverse, a symbol of peace, an olive branch, is wrapped around a fasces, which serves as a symbol of American military preparedness.
What does Specimen 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation mean?
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is responsible for grading this coin. Specimen coins share characteristics of bullion and proof coins. The “70” grade indicates that the coin has a perfect strike and has not suffered any damage since it was struck.
Order your 2016-W 1/10 oz. Gold Mercury Dime Centennial while this popular coin is still available.
This 2016-W Gold Mercury Dime NGC SP70 ER (Black Core Holder - 100th Anniversary Label) is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||100th Anniversary Label|
|Display Weight:||1/10 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||3.1103 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|