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Why should you add the 2016 Gold Mercury Dime to your collection?
This Gold Mercury dime is a great commemorative for the original. Released in 1916, this stunning dime was created by Adolph A. Weinman and was well received by the public. Celebrating its centennial in 2016, this 1/10 oz. .9999 fine gold version was struck in a beautiful collectors matte finish. This example has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as the highest grade - Specimen 70!
What is the design on this 1/10 oz. Gold Mercury Dime?
This design was created over 100 years ago by Adolph A. Weinman! The U.S. Mint used the exact same design on this gold commemorative as was seen on the original dime. They did add the inscription "AU 24K 1/10 oz." to denote it's gold content, and also changed the date to its year of issue, 2016.
What does the grade Specimen 70 from NGC mean?
As mentioned, this coin was graded by NGC as Specimen 70. That is a the highest available grade on the 70-point scale used by NGC, and denotes that the coin is in perfect condition under 5x magnification. The coin also received the designation Early Releases, showing that it was submitted for grading within 30 days of it's release. This coin was also encapsulated in a black core holder along with the exclusive Adolph Weinman label.
Don't hesitate to add this stunning coin to your collection!
The Gold Mercury Dime has been highly anticipated by collectors all around the world. Each coin is comprised of 1/10 Troy oz. .9999 fine gold, and reaches 16.5mm in diameter. To achieve this finish, each coin was struck twice during the minting process.
The design of the Gold Mercury Dime
The obverse features Adolph A. Weinman's original Winged Liberty. Weinman was a German-American sculptor, who has become one of the most well-known sculptors in the numismatic community. This design was first introduced in 1916 on the original Mercury Dime.
The reverse features a Roman fasces and olive branch, which stands for America's desire for peace and military strength. This was also featured on the original 1916 release of the Mercury Dime.
This coin comes with a special label depicting the designer of the Mercury dime, Adolph A. Weinman. Accompanying the portrait is his facsimile signature. This coin also comes encapsulated in a black core holder from NGC, which is a very popular alternative to the more common white core holder.
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|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||3.11 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1/10 oz|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
The U.S. Mint has released a new series of commemoratives to celebrate the centennial of three classic American coins: The Walking Liberty Half Dollar, the Standing Liberty Quarter, and the Mercury Dime. Each one of these coins are being restruck in .9999 fine gold, using their original 2016 design. These three coins are major releases of 2016 - make sure you will have all the information you will need to collect!