Sometime today (Wednesday, September 21), the U.S. Mint is lifting its ordering restrictions for the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial gold quarter dollar. “The SLQ,” as it’s popularly known to collectors, has been subject to a one-per-household order limit. Demand for the coin has been such that more than half the mintage of 100,000 was sold in just a few days (with 47,884 of those orders being placed on the first day of release).
The gold SLQ is part of a Mint program commemorating the 1916 debut of three circulating coins that today are numismatic icons. The first was the Winged Liberty (“Mercury”) dime, whose gold counterpart sold out in less than an hour after its release. The SLQ is the second, and the Walking Liberty half dollar (release date to be determined) will the third.
The Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Quarter Dollar sells for $485.