Remaining Mercury Dime 2016 Centennial Gold Coins Available for Purchase on December 15

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The following is a re-post from Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update.

(Washington)—The Mint will reopen sales for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XB) on December 15 at noon Eastern Time while supplies last. Orders will be limited to one per household. (Editor’s note: As of last week’s U.S. Mint Sales Report, 116,096 of the mintage limit of 125,000 had been sold. This leaves approximately 8,900 possible coins remaining.)

The coins are beautifully struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold to celebrate Adolph A. Weinman’s original Winged Liberty Dime design. The coin is commonly referred to as the “Mercury” dime because of Liberty’s resemblance to the Roman god Mercury. Each coin contains 1/10 troy ounce of 24-karat gold, symbolic of the coin’s denomination of one dime, and is struck with a business-strike finish.

The obverse features a portrait of Liberty facing left, wearing a winged cap, with the inscriptions LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 2016, and the artist’s initials, AW. The reverse includes a Roman fasces and an olive branch, symbolizing America’s military readiness and desire for peace. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, AU 24K, 1/10 oz., and ONE DIME.

Pricing for the coin is based on the Mint’s pricing schedule for gold and platinum coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the United States Mint Gold Coin Pricing Grid(Editor’s note: The coins are currently priced at $200 on the Mint’s site.)

Orders will be accepted at the Mint’s online catalog at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

About the United States Mint

The Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal-tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.   ❑

Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.

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Comments

  1. .John Q. Coinage says

    The Mint has pulled tons of items, including all 2016 ATB except Ft. SUMTER…..huh? wtf Pres $1 all pulled as well, medals pop up & go away, now the silver re-appeared. Lucy, quick monkeying around….. What happened to the old “Last Chance” offering$…..????/

  2. .John Q. Coinage says

    Oh & leave it to the mint I have a conflict @ that time….already got a couple but great timing doofi

  3. cagcrisp says

    There are MANY MANY more items still AVAILABLE on the Mint’s website that you can’t Easily see.

    Each tab is ONLY allowing 9 items to be visible.

    IF you are looking for an item go to the Drop Down for ‘Upcoming Products’ Under ‘Featured’ and you should be able to see IF your product is still available or SO…

  4. Blair J. Tobler says

    I think something’s wonky with the Mint’s website. I click on America the Beautiful Quarters Program and it says “showing 1-9 of 61 results”, but there’s no way to get to the next page. And it’s really annoying that they’ve sprinkled in self-promotional ads amongst the results.

  5. Throckmorton says

    The quality of the Unc ASE is abysmal if my tiny 5 unit population is any indication. In addition to the usual blemishes, 4 of the 5 had multiple hairlines and two or three deeper lines at six o’clock on the reverse. They must have made these in a rush. Was quality of the coins part of the recent discussion between collectors and the Mint?

    Hope my “Sgt Jaspers” exhibit better quality.

  6. says

    Blair J. Tobler said on
    DECEMBER 13, 2016 AT 2:10 PM
    I think something’s wonky with the Mint’s website. I click on America the Beautiful Quarters Program and it says “showing 1-9 of 61 results”, but there’s no way to get to the next page.

    Here’s a work-around: You can change the number of items displayed on a page by appending “?sz=nn” to the page’s url where nn is the total number of results to display per page and can range from 1 to 60. As an example, to display the first 60 AtB Quarters Program products on a single page use this:
    https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-programs/america-the-beautiful-quarters-program/?sz=60

    If there are more than 60 items to display, then append “&start=61” to the above url in order to display items 61-120.

  7. Leo S. says

    What’s going on at the Mint Website – with the FS Coins

    Checked yesterday and today and 3 of the Dirty Dozen FS coins have suddenly disappeared.
    LBJ – Unc.
    Ike – Unc.
    Truman – Unc.

    Does anyone know why???

  8. cagcrisp says

    @ Leo S, There there. You’re just having problem seeing them. Read my last above comment If you want to find them…

  9. says

    Leo S. said on
    DECEMBER 13, 2016 AT 3:44 PM
    What’s going on at the Mint Website – with the FS Coins
    Checked yesterday and today and 3 of the Dirty Dozen FS coins have suddenly disappeared.
    LBJ – Unc.
    Ike – Unc.
    Truman – Unc.
    Does anyone know why???

    I know why. You are only able to display the first 9 products out of the 12 total available because of awebsite glitch.
    Try this link, instead: https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-programs/first-spouse-coins/?sz=50

  10. Mint News Blog says

    @cagcrisp and others, I just heard back from Michael White at the Mint. He wrote, “The Household Order limit of 1 pertains to this re-release of the Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin.” (Italics are his.)

    In reply to my specific question, “Will an earlier 2016 order of a gold Mercury commemorative count against one’s household order limit, or can collectors still order one more?” he wrote, “Collectors can still order one more.”

  11. cagcrisp says

    1. EVERYONE had equal shot Launch Day. Everyone. Some were successful. Some were not.
    2. EVERYONE should have Equal chance December 15th. Some will be successful. Some will not…

  12. art says

    cagcrisp, in all fairness, those who were able to purchase on launch day should have less chance on 12/15. Giving everyone a shot at owning at least one is the goal. In the extreme case, if someone purchased 10 on launch day, it’s highly unfair to allow an additional purchase when the 12/15 purchasers will be limited to one.

  13. So Krates says

    I see no reason to reset the limit. It’s the same product that was Currently Unavailable for a while simply becoming available. Why would a product becoming available after months of being CU not be subject to previously posted HHL anymore? Is there some imaginary, arbitrary time limit of being CU that resets the HHL? WTF USM?

  14. cagcrisp says

    @art, Those that purchased Launch Day had equal footing with everyone.

    NOW…Months later with a Secondary Price that is considerably higher than it was Launch Day, those that did not anticipate a SO for some reason think they should be able to have a privileged status and be able to purchase a coin on Non equal footing. I see Secondary pricing up and NOW I want a coin. I have said from Day 1, the coin went BO after 20 minutes and went CU after 41.

    IF you had anticipated properly, you had ample opportunity to purchase a coin in 41 minutes. I have sales numbers for Launch Day and contrary to popular belief Sales were almost at a standstill towards the end of 41 minutes. IF you did not anticipate properly then you got shut out on Launch Day.

    IF you want one of the remaining 8000+ coins you will have Equal Opportunity on December 15th to get a coins. Equal Footing with Everyone …

  15. says

    cagcrisp said on
    DECEMBER 13, 2016 AT 4:53 PM
    1. EVERYONE had equal shot Launch Day. Everyone. Some were successful. Some were not.

    And those who were unsuccessful failed because they suck at ordering? BS!

    Selective memory must be nice.

    MN Printer said on
    APRIL 21, 2016 AT 12:04 PM
    Got kicked off the Mint website right before my order went through. Can’t get back on.

    Richard said on
    APRIL 21, 2016 AT 12:07 PM
    Got kicked out a couple of times …

    Louis said on
    APRIL 21, 2016 AT 12:10 PM
    Crashed every step of the way including at the end …

    Doug said on
    APRIL 21, 2016 AT 12:10 PM
    Buggy, buggy, buggy. Loaded credit card about twenty times as information would keep deleting. Got to confirmation page several times then the credit card would delete or just the card number or just the verification code and every time I would put default address it would delete the card. Finally figured out you must put the default billing address at the bottom first in order to get other stuff to stick. Several times I got to the pop up window that says my order is processing and “don’t go back or refresh the page” but then would get website error and have to start over with credit card info. I thought this was all going to be fixed. How many people across the country are screaming their heads off at work cause of these stupid website errors?

    AshersPapa said on
    APRIL 21, 2016 AT 12:12 PM
    Sitting on site at 11:59, signed in, and it crashed. Multiple errors and crashes for the next ten minutes …

    sharks2th said on
    APRIL 21, 2016 AT 12:17 PM
    Typical POS Mint computer system. Why can’t they get a system to handle the loads they get on heavy days? …

    And the complaints continued ad nauseam.

  16. cagcrisp says

    And Yet…

    There were 20,600 orders that were Successful for the Winged Liberty Head Dime. 20,600 Successful people and most of those you copied actually got an Order.

    I had Exactly the same problems as everyone else (I see no reason to post), the same problems with Eisenhower, the same problems with the platinum and the same problem with the Liberty Silver medals.

    Yes the Mint’s website can NOT handle traffic well. The Same complaints you mentioned will be shown on Thursday. Everyone has equal footing…

  17. says

    Natatack said on
    APRIL 21, 2016 AT 12:28 PM
    Got in on my pc, but froze when navigating to another page, go on my Mac and froze while navigating to a different page, …

    More feedback from so-called “equal footing” buyers.

    ARHEADnFLORIDA said on
    APRIL 21, 2016 AT 12:29 PM
    Already on backorder, they kept putting up error messages and when I could get in, could not finish the order. Thanks U.S. Mint, my money can go for what I have my eye on.

    Banjo said on
    APRIL 21, 2016 AT 12:49 PM
    This is disgusting. Unavailable in less than 30 minutes? There is no fair way to get decent issues like this from the mint. I shudder to think what they are selling for on ebay already. Disgrace.

  18. cagcrisp says

    “There were thousands who tried to order the gold Mercury dime but were rejected through no fault of their own.”

    You have ZERO proof that there were thousands. ZERO proof. You have NO idea how many people tried and were successful and how many people tried and were unsuccessful.

    I do venture to say that there will be Several that will NOT be successful this Thursday, however, they all have Equal Footing to try…

  19. DBR says

    I have one gold WLH dime but I want another. It will be rush ordering again on Dec. 15. I forgot about the release of the gold dime on release day, so I was shut out that day. My fault as I was forgetful. Then, I bought my gold dime from a dealer for $299 I think.. So there’s no record of me buying a gold dime from the USM. That makes me a first-time buyer from the Mint, for this offering.

  20. art says

    cagcrisp, believe it or not, some of us could care less about the secondary market and would like just one for our collection. We should not have to compete against those that purchased 10 on launch day. This is sought of like a continuation of launch day to me except that the Mint is being unfair to first time purchasers. Maybe the Mint should at least rule that if you purchased more than say 5 on launch day, you are ineligible for this new sale.

  21. .John Q. Coinage says

    The mint website is a mess, you have to really search to find stuff, like the 2o15 ATB Clad proof set (a way to sell the AGs!?) Regardless, the Medals appear to have been cut down to very few, from like 100 talkers to 2?? Medals are really not findable, &* if they are please tell me how? What & why did the Mint f’up their site even more than usual?? Another example of inept management why in the world would you do some ridiculous change that messes it all up, it’s like eBay they mus need to change things ust because they can, that’s the ebay model. As a collector & taxpayer the mint needs a real director. Not the current one who is clearly a sleeeeper….

  22. Mercury says

    In all fairness this is a continuation of a previous offer, so if the Mint is now limiting the purchase to “one per household”, than any who have made a prior purchase of this item from the Mint should be ineligible. “One Per Household” Should Mean “One Per Household”. Come on you greedy warmongers let’s show a little love here.

  23. Don says

    John Q. Coinage says
    DECEMBER 14, 2016 AT 4:04 PM

    The mint website is a mess, you have to really search to find stuff, like the 2o15 ATB Clad proof set (a way to sell the AGs!?) Regardless, the Medals appear to have been cut down to very few, from like 100 talkers to 2?? Medals are really not findable, &* if they are please tell me how? What & why did the Mint f’up their site even more than usual?? Another example of inept management why in the world would you do some ridiculous change that messes it all up, it’s like eBay they mus need to change things ust because they can, that’s the ebay model. As a collector & taxpayer the mint needs a real director. Not the current one who is clearly a sleeeeper….

    Mint website was mess 10 years ago

  24. earthling says

    I’d recommend to anyone that wants one of these Mercury Gold’s to get on the site like maybe an hour in advance and make sure you can at least find this dime. Yesterday (thinking it was Thursday) I got on the site right around 12:00 PM and got all frustrated trying to find the thing. Searched here there and everywhere. Finally I searched using the “search” function and that even took me a while. Finally I searched using “Mercury” and BINGO I found it. I also found I was a day early – which was a relief because I had just burned 15 minutes trying to find the thing.

    So if you really need one , get on the site really early and make sure you can find it. Maybe check whether you Card info is up to date . And have your Card out in case the site does its usual thing and won’t pull up your “saved” Card info.

    Good luck to all that plan on getting this Coin today.

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