Released on April 21st, the Mercury Dime Centennial was the first issue of the series, struck using 1/10 oz. of .9999 fine gold. Despite being the smallest coin of the three Gold Centennials issued in 2016, this coin brought the series into massive success when its limited mintage of 125,000 sold out in under an hour! It boasts an obverse and reverse design created by Adolph A. Weinman back in 1916. Designed by Weinman to depict a “Winged Liberty,” on the obverse, it was misconstrued to be a design of the goddess Mercury, earning it a nickname that stuck.
The final coin in the series, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial is the largest at 1/2 oz. of .9999 fine gold. Released on November 17th, this is the final piece collectors need to complete a set. A low mintage of only 70,000, however, could thwart many collectors from completing theirs. Like the Mercury Dime, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar was created by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916. The design met with extraordinary success upon its release, and it has a very strong modern presence as the obverse design of the American Silver Eagle.