Why buy this Gold 1/10 oz. 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial?
This 1/10 oz. 2016-W Mercury Gold Dime Centennial marks the 100th anniversary of the first release of the Mercury dime. It is .9999 pure gold and bears a “W” Mint mark that indicates that it was struck at the West Point Mint. This coin’s grade is provided on a label that bears the American flag. Mintage of this piece is limited to 125,000.
Who designed the Mercury Gold Dime and what does it represent?
This Gold Mercury Dime Centennial shares the designs of the original Mercury dime, which were created by Adolph Weinman. On the reverse, a fasces wrapped in an olive branch stands vertically at the center. The fasces symbolizes military readiness while the olive branch stands for a preference for peace. This coin gets its name from the figure on the obverse, which has a left-side portrait of Liberty with a winged Liberty cap atop her head. Thanks to the wings and curly hair, she is often confused for Mercury, the Greek mythological figure.
What does Specimen 70 from PCGS mean?
Only coins that lack any production or post-production flaws receive the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) highest grade of Specimen 70.
This 2016-W 1/10 oz. Gold Mercury Dime Centennial will not be around long, as it has already proven exceptionally popular among collectors, so order it today while you still can!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||3.11 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1/10 oz|
|Release Type:||First Strike|