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U.S. Mint 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin Sales Open April 21

2016 Mercury Dime Gold Coin

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XB) starting on April 21 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin has a mintage limit of 125,000 coins and an initial household order limit of 10. The Mint will continue to monitor sales and adjust the household order limit as appropriate.

The 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin is the first of three 24-karat gold coins the Mint is issuing this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of three classic coin designs first issued in 1916. The coin’s obverse design by Adolph A. Weinman depicts a portrait of Liberty facing left, wearing a winged cap. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2016.”

reverse, 2016 Mercury Dime Gold CoinThe coin’s reverse design, also by Weinman, depicts a Roman fasces and an olive branch, indicating America’s military readiness but also her desire for peace. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “AU,” “24K,” “1/10 OZ.,” and “ONE DIME.”

Pricing for the coin is based on the Mint’s pricing schedule for products containing gold and platinum coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the United States Mint Gold Coin Pricing Grid.

Orders will be accepted at the Mint’s online catalog at and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information about shipping options is available at

Release dates for the Standing Liberty and Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coins will be announced later in the year.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of April 21, 2016, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

United States Mint
United States Mint
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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