The American Mercury Dime Gold Coin release at the US Mint 2016 marked the centennial of the original Mercury Dime silver coin released into circulation in 1916. That year saw a revitalization of several American coin denominations, with the US quarter and US half dollar also receiving new designs alongside the US dime. Today, you have the opportunity to buy 2016-W American Mercury Dime 1/10 oz Gold Coins online from Provident Metals in near-perfect condition.
The Mercury Dime was released in 1916 as one of three designs to replace the designs of the Barber Coinage. Charles E. Barber was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint at the time and his designs from 1892 were set to be replaced on the dime, quarter, and half dollar. Adolph A. Weinman created not only the Mercury Dime design to replace Barbers artwork, but also the Walking Liberty Half Dollar to replace Barbers imagery on that coin as well.
Winged Liberty is found on the obverse of the 2016-W American Mercury Dime 1/10 oz Gold Coin. The image captures Liberty in left-profile relief with a few curls of hair sticking out from underneath the winged Phrygian cap on her head. There are inscriptions of Liberty along the top, In God We Trust beneath the chin of Liberty, 2016 under the neck of her bust, and AW initials for Weinman behind the neck.
A Roman fasces is wrapped in an olive branch in the reverse design of 2016-W American Mercury Dime Gold Coins. This design was also created by Weinman for the release of the Mercury Dime in 1916. The fasces as a symbol of power and war actually predates the Roman Empire to the rule of the Etruscans, but was absorbed by the empire with its rise in the early centuries BCE. The inscriptions on this face of the coin read United States of America, one Dime, E Pluribus Unum, Au 24k 1/10 oz., and W as the mint mark from the West Point Mint.
The Mercury Dime was officially listed as the Winged Liberty Dime by the United States Mint. However, the Roman symbolism of the fasces on the reverse combined with the winged Phrygian cap on Libertys head, similar to the one worn by the Roman messenger god Mercury, lead to the popular usage of the term Mercury Dime among Americans. The Mercury Dime was struck from 1916 to 1945.
These 2016-W American Mercury Dime 1/10 oz Gold Coins are near-perfect specimens. SP69 coins have full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Acceptable flaws at this grade level include minuscule contact marks and hairlines, and these must be located outside of the primary focal points.
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|Mint Mark||W - West Point|
|Designer (Obverse)||Adolph Weinman|
|Designer (Reverse)||Adolph Weinman|
|Product Series||Mercury Dime|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Packaging||NGC Plastic Slab|
|Packaging Dimensions||3.4 x 2.4 x .4|
|Metal Content||.10 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|