Standing Liberty is one of the most memorable coin designs from American history. It appeared at a time known as the Golden Age of American coin design. The United States Mint unveiled three important designs in 1916 and those images are represented in the 2016 Gold American Centennial Series. The 2016 1/4 oz Gold American Standing Liberty Quarter Coin is now available in near-perfect condition on Silver.com.
- Second coin in the 2016 Gold American Centennial Coin Series!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Available with a 100th Anniversary Label.
- Consists of one-quarter troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $.25 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a grade of MS69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation.
- Obverse features Hermon Atkins MacNeil’s Standing Liberty design.
- Reverse includes an American bald eagle in flight.
Prior to the release of the Gold American Centennial Coins, the United States Mint had only ever struck two coin series in 24-karat gold. The first of those was introduced in 2006 with the release of the annual Gold American Buffalo. Now, with three coins added in 24-karat gold, the United States Mint has more than doubled its .9999 pure gold offering.
There are a total of three coins that feature in the Gold American Centennial Coin Series. Each of the coins in the series has a weight that is indicative of its original representative. For example, the 2016 1/4 oz Gold American Standing Liberty Quarter Coin has a one-quarter ounce weight and $.25 (USD) face value that gives the coin a size similar to the American quarter.
On the obverse of each coin is Hermon Atkins MacNeil’s Standing Liberty design. Created in 1916, this design featured on the nation’s quarter from 1916 until 1930, when the quarter was halted for one year and reintroduced in 1932 with the now-familiar left-profile portrait of President George Washington.
The reverse side of the coin depicts the American bald eagle in full flight, with its wings spread wide. The design is similar to that of Christian Gobrecht’s flying eagle from 1832, but depicts the bird flying from left to right.
All 2016 1/4 oz Gold American Standing Liberty Quarter Coins in this product listing have Mint State 69 grades from the PCGS. Coins in this condition have full, original mint luster and feature as many as two minor detracting flaws. First Strike coins must arrive at the PCGS within the first 30 days of the release date set by the US Mint in order to receive this designation.
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