2016-W 1/10 oz Gold Mercury Dime Coin NGC SP70 Early Release

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    Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the release of the Mercury dime, the US Mint produced the US Centennial Gold Coin series! This series honors the successful Mercury dime collection by imitating the design but forged with .9999 pure gold, instead of the original 90% silver. With a competitively low mintage of just 125,000, the 1/10 oz Gold Mercury Dime Coin NGC SP70 Early Release is bound to be sold out immediately. Due to the Mint Act of 1792, US coins were mandated to include an emblem of liberty and this is the reason Lady Liberty has graced the obverse of many US coins ever since. The coin's designer, Adolph Weinman, originally wanted to portray a younger Lady Liberty with a winged Phrygian cap, which represents the "liberty of thought." The Mercury dime's actual name is the Winged Liberty but because of her unique appearance, she resembles the Greek God, Mercury. Although this design was creative and beautiful, it took many tries, in order to produce a die and strike that worked in the minting machines. The US Mint has braved the difficult die and has been rewarded with a nicely struck coin, in a hybrid condition of brilliant uncirculated and proof.

    The 1/10 oz Gold Mercury Dime Coin NGC SP70 Early Release is one of the first to be minted and graded within the inaugural 30 days of production. NGC, the top grading agency in the US, has awarded this coin the perfect grade of SP70. As most collectors are familiar with the "MS" grades, "SP" may catch you by surprise. "SP' refers to "specimen," defining this coin as something different than other MS70 coins. Although the 1/10 oz Gold Mercury Dime Coin NGC SP70 Early Release is really a MS70, the finish on this coin is a cross between brilliant uncirculated and proof. The 1/10 oz Gold Mercury Dime Coin NGC SP70 Early Release is encased in an official NGC holder and is truly one of a kind!

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 2016
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    • Mint Mark: W
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