In 2016, the United States Mint issued this 24-karat gold Gold American Mercury Dime coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the classic 1916 Mercury or Winged Liberty Dime. This 2016 Gold Mercury Dime features Adolph A. Wienman’s original Winged Liberty design, regarded as one of his greatest designs. Right now, this 2016 1/10 oz Gold American Mercury Dime Coin is available for purchase from Silver.com.
- Limited mintage of 125,000 coins!
- Released as part of the 2016 Centennial Gold Coin Program!
- Arrives in an individual protective capsule.
- Certificate of Authenticity included.
- Consists of 1/10 Troy oz of .9999 fine 24-karat gold.
- Has the W mint mark of the West Point Mint.
- The obverse features a portrait of Liberty.
- The reverse includes a Roman fasces and an olive branch.
The obverse of each 2016 Gold American Mercury Dime features Adolph A. Weinman’s Winged Liberty design. It is a left-facing profile of Liberty, with her hair tucked up into the Phrygian cap upon her head. It also includes Weinman’s initials – the A tucked under the W – behind Liberty’s neck, below and to the left of the Y in Liberty.
The reverse of each 2016 Gold American Mercury Dime features a Roman Fasces wrapped up by a branch of olive leaves. This too is an Adolph A. Weinman design. These two images combine to represent America’s military might and readiness as well as her resolve for peace. Included on the reverse is a description of the coin’s composition and weight, and a W mint mark for the West Point Mint.
This is one of three gold coins issued by the US Mint as part of the 2016 Centennial Gold Coin Program. These three gold coins – the Mercury Dime, the Standing Liberty Quarter, and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar – were issued to commemorate the original three classic coin designs first issued by the US Mint in 1916.
This Gold American Mercury Dime became known as the Mercury Dime rather than the Winged Liberty Dime due to Liberty’s resemblance to the Roman god Mercury.
Each gold coin contains 1/10 Troy ounce of 24-karat gold, struck with a business strike finish. In addition, the 2016 Gold American Mercury Dime features a reeded edging.
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