The United States Mint will spend 2016 celebrating a number of momentous occasions, and not the least of these is the centennial commemoration of some of the nations greatest coin designs from the 20th century. Introduced in 1916 by the US Mint, the Standing Liberty quarter was one of those designs. Right now, the 2016 1/4 oz American Gold Standing Liberty Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- 2nd release in the American Gold Centennial Coin series!
- Arrives in a hardwood display case with a black, matte finish.
- Contains 1/4 troy oz of .9999 pure gold. Mintage: 100,000 coins.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse depicts Hermons Atkins MacNeils Standing Liberty design.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle in flight.
Hermons Atkins MacNeil created the Standing Liberty Quarter design in 1916 to replace the design from Charles E. Barber, the US Mint Chief Engraver at the time. Barbers designs originated in 1892, and Congress had authorized the US Mint to change the designs, though there was no forceable mandate to do so.
MacNeils depiction of Liberty generated some criticism and changes from the US Mint. His depiction of a full-length Liberty guarding the gap in a wall was admired for its indicative representation of the nations readiness to defend itself. However, MacNeils LIberty was bare-chested, and the US Mint eventually changed the design to include a chain-mail breast plate for Liberty.
The reverse side of the 2016 1/4 oz American Gold Standing Liberty coin features the American bald eagle in flight, moving from left to right in the coins design field. Engravings are the same as the original coins on both sides, with the addition of a W mint mark from the West Point Mint and the coins weight, purity, and metal content.
Each of these 2016 1/4 oz American Gold Standing Liberty coins features a limited mintage of 125,000 in total, with the US Mint capping household orders at 10. The coins are available to celebrate 100 years of iconic American designs.
If you have any questions about the American Gold Centennial Coins and the 2016 1/4 oz. American Gold Standing Liberty coin, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us online using our live chat and email features.