2016-W 10C “Centennial 100th Anniversary” American Gold Mercury Dime SP70 PCGS First Strike

$395.00

In 2016, the United States Mint decided to honor the centennial of three classic American coinage designs. The Winged Liberty (more commonly known as Mercury) design for the dime was the first to be honored.

The coins are slightly smaller than the original, as they are struck on .9999 fine 1/10oz Gold Eagle-sized planchets. However, they still encompass the beauty of Adolph A. Weinman’s original 1916 design.

Description

Introducing the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. This is an event 100 years in the making. Beautifully struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold, the Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin features Adolph A. Weinman’s original Winged Liberty design.

This gold dime coin is commonly referred to as the Mercury Dime because of Liberty’s resemblance to the Roman god. Each coin contains one-tenth troy ounce of 24-karat gold, symbolic of the coin’s denomination of one dime, and is struck with a business strike finish.

The obverse (heads) features a portrait of Liberty facing left, wearing a winged cap, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “2016” and the artist’s initials, “AW.”

The reverse (tails) includes a Roman fasces and an olive branch, symbolizing America’s military readiness and desire for peace. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “AU 24K,” “1/10 oz.,” and “ONE DIME.”

Each coin is encapsulated and hand packaged in a custom-designed, black-matte hardwood presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Additional information

Year

2016

Mint Mark

W – West Point

Denomination

10C, Dime

Sovereign Origin

United States

Metal

AU – Gold

Grade

MS70

Pedigree

Centenial Gold – 100th Anniversay, First Strike

Certification Service

PCGS

Metal Content Weight

0.1000 troy oz.

Obverse Designer

Adolph A. Weinman

Reverse Designer

Aldolf A. Weinman