The U.S. Mint has already emptied its supply of the new 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial gold coins – the first of 3 gold coins in 2016 that harken back to the iconic coins of 1916.
The other coins to be released this year as part of the Centennial Gold series are the Standing Liberty Quarter and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. A hundred years ago, these coins were composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. Now, all will be composed of .9999 24kt. gold.
2016 Centennial Mercury Dime
This 1/10 oz. gold coin commemorates the design of Adolph A. Weinman, which features the visage of Winged Liberty on the obverse and the iconic Roman fasces and olive branch on the reverse. The Roman fasces (a bundle of wood around an ax) and the olive branch represents the U.S.’ military preparedness and desire for peace, a profound symbol considering the prominence of World War I at the time.
2016 Centennial Standing Liberty Quarter
The Standing Liberty Quarter was designed by Hermon A. MacNeil and, like the Mercury Dime, it features symbols of peace. This 1/4 oz. gold coin has the image of Lady Liberty standing in a wall opening with 13 stars. She is seen holding a shield and an olive branch. The reverse shows and eagle in flight, as well as 13 stars.
2016 Centennial Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Adolph A. Weinman designed this coin, as well, with World War I in mind. The obverse features Walking Liberty in stride toward the sunrise-East and toward Europe. She holds a bouquet of oak and laurel in hand to represent both strength and peace. The reverse of the coin features an eagle taking flight from a perched position. This coin will be released as a 1/2 oz. gold round.
Be sure to check back to find out exact release dates for the remaining 2016 centennial gold coins. For similar bullion coins check out the Standing Liberty Silver Round and the Walking Liberty Silver Round.