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U.S. Mint Opens 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin Sales Sept. 8

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The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XC) on September 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin is the second of three 24-karat gold coins the United States Mint is issuing this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of three iconic coin designs that were first issued in 1916. Its obverse design depicts Liberty holding a shield and an olive branch as she steps through an opening in a wall bearing 13 stars. Its reverse design depicts an eagle in flight flanked by 13 stars. Additional inscriptions to the originals will include “AU,” “24K,” and “1/4 OZ.” Both the obverse and reverse are by sculptor Hermon A. MacNeil.

Pricing for the Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin will be based on the United States Mint’s pricing schedule for products containing gold. 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 https://www.usmint.gov/catalog/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. There is a household order limit of one for this product, while mintage is limited to 100,000 units.

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 September 8, 2016, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

About the United States Mint

usmintThe United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.


 

United States Mint
United States Minthttps://www.usmint.gov/
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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4 COMMENTS

  1. this will not sellout.

    1) the edition size is 100k (gold dime had 120k edition size). So both are pretty similar.

    2) gold dime has an order limit of 10, this only has 1.

    3) this quarter will be much more expensive given the size.

    When you add up all those factors, this coin will not be soldout quickly like the dime. I am surprised how high they made the edition size, it should have been 50k or even 25k, given the limit on 1 per household and priced much higher than the dime.

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