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Why collect this 2016 Gold Mercury Dime Centennial?
2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Mercury Dime, and in celebration of this, the U.S. mint has struck this special 1/10 oz. .9999 fine gold Mercury Dime! It is the first in a series of 3 coins celebrating their centennials in 2016, and it was certainly well received! The U.S. Mint's initial allotment out of a small mintage of only 125,000 was sold out in under 45 minutes of its release! Each coin boasts a specimen finish, a well struck design, and legal tender status of 10 cents.
What is the design on this Mercury Dime?
Despite the name, the Mercury dime actually depicts a Winged Liberty head. When the coin was first struck in 1916, the design was mistaken as being the head of the ancient Greek god Mercury, and a new name was created. The reverse design shows an image of a Roman fasces, with olive branches.
What does the grade Specimen 70 mean?
Specimen is a grade assigned to coins struck with a high quality matte finish intended to appeal to collectors. This finish, particularly in gold, diffuses the light and gives the design a soft glow. 70 is the highest grade on the scale used by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the company that graded this coin. After close examination, they assigned the coin this grade which meant that it was in perfect condition! We also had NGC add an exclusive 100th anniversary label displaying an image of the obverse design in order to commemorate the occasion.
Don't hesitate to add such a 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 1926 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 has already sold out at the Mint, this could be your last chance to add this coin to your collection! Our supplies are very limited, so act quickly to secure your coins!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||3.11 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1/10 oz|
|Release Type:||First 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!