In honor of one of Adolph A. Weinman’s most memorable coin designs of the early 20th century, the United States Mint released an exciting commemorative gold coin in April 2016 celebrating the Winged Liberty Dime. Featuring Weinman’s original design and 24-karat gold, the 2016 1/10 oz American Gold Mercury Dime Coin is available from JM Bullion with a near-perfect certification.
- 1st release of 2016 Gold Commemorative Coins from the US Mint.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- Contains 1/10 troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $.10 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a grade of Specimen Proof 69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike designation.
- Reverse recreates Weinman’s original Roman fasces design.
- Obverse includes his original Winged Liberty image.
- “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
The United States Mint plans to release a total of three 2016 Gold Commemorative coins throughout the year. Each coin will celebrate the 100th anniversary of some of the most iconic American coin designs from the golden age of American coinage history.
Adolph A. Weinman’s Mercury Dime is the first to receive the honor. These coins feature his original obverse and reverse designs, with each coin’s Troy ounce weight mimicking the original coin’s face value, and including 24-karat gold. In this case, the Mercury Dime commemorative coin feature 1/10 troy oz of gold and a $.10 (USD) face value.
Each 2016-W 1/10 oz American Gold Mercury Dime Coin in this listing has a near-perfect grade from the PCGS. Coins with an SP69 grade exhibit full, original mint luster, as well as a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. The First Strike designation is reserved for coins received for certification by the PCGS within the first 30 days of the release date set by the US Mint.
On the obverse face of the coin is Weinman’s original Winged Liberty. The coin took on the name Mercury Dime because Liberty’s winged cap remained many of the Roman god Mercury’s image. An engraving of his initials, an interlocking “AW,” are featured on this face.
The reverse includes his original design of the Roman fasces entwined in an olive branch. The symbol was representative of unity and strength (fasces), as well as a desire for peace (olive branch). The Original engravings from the Mercury Dime are recreated on this side as well.
Each of these 2016 1/10 oz American Gold Mercury Dime coins ships with a 100th Anniversary Label from the PCGS, and the total mintage of 125,000 is bound to sell out quickly. Please contact JM Bullion today with questions at 800-276-6508, chat with us online, or email us.