100th Anniversary Minting Clad in 24KT Gold
On April 21, 2016, the U.S. Government finally released its long awaited centennial striking of the 2016 Gold Mercury Dime. The collecting world had been holding its breath, just waiting for the appearance of this magnificent coin. Finally, at noon on the dot, sales commenced on the U.S. Government website. And less than one single hour later, it was announced that all available stock of the 2016 Gold Mercury Dime had been sold out!
The story begins a century ago when the original Mercury Silver Dime was released into circulation. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, it was released for circulation in 1916 as part of a renaissance of American coinage. A favorite of collectors, those silver beauties disappeared from circulation many years ago. So it’s no wonder that when the 2016 centennial gold strike was finally released, it sold out in under an hour. And the price of this edition has gone through the roof, selling for as much as $649!
But now you can reserve your own copy of the 2016 Gold Mercury Dime recreated as a 24 KT Gold Clad Proof Tribute. This magnificent 5 mg 24KT gold clad proof features the beautiful frosted Liberty head design against a mirror-like background on the obverse. On the reverse, the fasces and axe symbolize strength and might through unity. The final issue price was to be set at $29 per proof. However, during this special release, this 24 KT Gold clad masterpiece can be yours for only $19.95.
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