2016 Standing Liberty Gold Quarter Order Limits Ending

by Mike Unser on September 20, 2016 · 30 comments

2016-W Standing Liberty Gold Quarter

Sales of the 2016 Standing Liberty Gold Quarter are at 54,876 coins. Its pricing will stay at $485.00 until at least Sept. 28.

Ordering restrictions for the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin will be lifted Wednesday, Sept. 21, the United States Mint said today in an email notice to news editors.

The .9999 fine 24-karat gold quarter has two maximums now — a 100,000 mintage and 1-coin for each household. The top limit will remain but collectors and dealers tomorrow will be able to order as many as they want.

Buying activity was furious early when the gold coin launched Sept. 8. It was a challenge to get in orders because the Mint’s online system had problems handling so many requests. Everything normalized around the 30-minute mark.

 

In recapping sales, the U.S. Mint logged first-day orders totaling 47,884 coins. Another 5,494 sold during the first weekend ended Sept. 11. The latest figures through Sunday, Sept. 18, have sales up 1,498 to 54,876 coins.

The U.S. Mint’s product page for the collectible is right here. Place phone orders using 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

We’ll publish photos of the gold quarter this week.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

TJ September 20, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Has anyone reported doubling around Liberty’s face or the letter “A” on the reverse?

Danny Morano September 20, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Hey Mint! Don’t forget the 8,000 or so Mercury Dimes ya’ll still got. How about 2 to 3 per household? Will probably sell out in an hour or two at most. Knew the changes were coming in the SLQ. Just didn’t know sale limit and when. Finally listened to the voices of reason? Or, more like the overall dismal sales.
DrWho7

jerry in jersey September 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm

SLQ seems like a long term loser as far as value goes. Mintage is too high.
In my opinion it should only be purchased if you appreciate it for it’s design beauty.

Rex Fermier September 20, 2016 at 6:08 pm

I just called the mint and they haven’t heard about the lifting of the ordering limit.

Johnny D September 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm

By lifting the purchasing limit it will in turn eventually make the certified coins more affordable for us small collectors. Bravo and thanks US Mint !

joea59 September 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm

I also believe the prices on the certified gold SLQ will drop just like some of the prices of the certified gold Mercury Dime have dropped some.

Mammoth September 21, 2016 at 1:40 am

While the gold Standing Liberty Quarter will look very nice in a display case sandwiched between the gold Mercury Dime and the gold Walking Liberty Half, this commemorative will also stand out very well in a display case with a silver Standing Liberty Quarter on one side and Provident Metals’ Zombucks Starving Liberty round on the other side.

Good thing the US Mint lifted the orfer limit, so I can now order a second gold Standing Liberty!

-Mammoth

charles September 21, 2016 at 7:36 am

I hope everyone who wants more than one gets there’s, but I still hope it doesn’t sell out, would have a impact on the coin, these three coin really had the making of a nice three coin set

Truethat

michael September 21, 2016 at 8:49 am

This set had promise. Not so much now. Better to buy the originals now and buy these when they revert to a small premium over melt value.

Danny Morano September 21, 2016 at 9:59 am

To heck with melt and resell values! If you are a coin collector, buy them and collect them for what they are! A 24k version, 100th anniversary of the first minting of their design in silver. Now, a one year only design, never to be minted again in 24k. If you got a Dime at $205.00 great! If they decide sell the 8,000 or so dimes and you didn’t get one, then, buy one. Now, you have a chance to buy as many of the SLQ’S you want. Buy one or more and when the WL50’s come out, buy one and have the set. Collectors, Collect. Resellers, Grade, Mark up and resell.
Me, I’m a collector so, I’ll by 2 of each from the mint and pass them down to my 2 Nephews. Yes, I have bought Bullion bars and rounds so if I need some money in the future when the price go’s up, I’ll sell them for what ever purpose I need . But as for the rest, I am just their caretaker until I pass away.
So collect to collect or buy to resell. The choice is yours and always will be. Good Luck either way and stop bitching, it will get you nowhere!
DrWho7

Neil September 21, 2016 at 10:39 am

Totally agree, Danny! I bought it not for investment but for pleasure. Only thing better would have been if they did it in coin silver! Or did each (merc, slq, walker) in both coin silver and gold and had it as a set.

Not everyone wants to buy these as some kind of “get rich” investment.

jerry in jersey September 21, 2016 at 10:48 am

What I really would have liked is if the mint had produced this as a 5 oz. .999 silver PROOF, same size as the 5 oz. ATB quarters bullion and burnished versions. It would have been absolutely stunning!

BilelleCoin News Net September 21, 2016 at 11:16 am

Mike Unser, Thanks for your alert yesterday about the Gold Standing Liberty Quarter Limits.
Long story short , I ordered 1 on the the first day, it got shipped to wrong address. Mint policy won’t let them reshot it to me and since I
Had ordered one the system would not
Allow another order until the first one gets cleareded thru the system.
So when I saw the alert yesterday I was excited that
Maybe I would finally get it on order.
Thanks again, Bilelle

Seth Riesling September 21, 2016 at 11:22 am

Mike Unser & CoinNews readers FYI –

In other US Mint new gold coin news – coinworld.com on Monday, September 19 published images of the Mint’s 2017 American Liberty $100 high relief 24k gold coin. It depicts an African-American Lady Liberty with stars headband by Justin Kunz who designed the obverse of the 2015 version. This new gold coin & companion silver medal will have the dual dates of 1792-2017 to celebrate the Mint’s 225th anniversary & will have raised edge lettering denoting the anniversary! Coin World got the images from a brochure passed out to members of the CCAC during a closed-to-the-public private meeting with Mint officials. Great news scoop Coin World!

-NumisDudeTX

Lindy September 21, 2016 at 11:25 am

My new order of three 2016 SLQ 24k was placed at 12:18 eastern, some 6 minutes after US Mint Email arrived at 12:12 eastern announcing household order limit lifted. A few more than I wanted, but what the heck, I love this design struck in 24k.

joe#2 September 21, 2016 at 11:29 am

I’m just sticking with my sp-70 pcgs gold Merc. I returned the SLQ.. Very dull and light scratches.. forget the half. Insane premium. I could almost buy a gold 1 oz buffalo’ TLTL for unlimited SLQ’s should have been 100,000/5 at least. Oh well, Another one bites the dust.

doobiewahsasha September 21, 2016 at 11:31 am

12:01 and it appears to be smooth sailing for the SLQ. Once the ban was lifted,(quietly) only mentioned on several websites, I got what I wanted, without any issues! Maybe the WLH will be easier to come by. Just up the household limit by one or two more and it will be a pleasurable experience to buy from the US Mint once again! Good luck to all !

Danny Morano September 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

Neil,
Glad you agree. To many “Bigshots” with “Fat wallets” out their ruining it for the rest of us. I kind of hope they mint 50 to a 100 Thousand and set the limit to around 5 per person. Will allow us to get a decent share of the lot and squash the biggies profits. I think the price will be between $700.00 and $800.00 ea.with the mint releasing the SLQ’S to unlimited, I think they’ll sell out by Friday or Sooner. All the best in collecting.
DrWho7

Danny Morano September 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Has anyone looked into the first of 8 different “Beasts of England”?. They come in Silver and Gold with Fractionals. The first is a Lion. These are magnificent coins, well worth collecting and affordable. I purchased the 2oz. High Releif in silver for well under a $100.00 and the 1oz. Gold for $1,425.00. Very well done and fast sellers. I don’t know all the release dates or the different animals. I know of the Lion and heard a Tiger, Griffin and Dragon. These are prime examples of well designed and minted coins as well as more affordable. Just wanted to change things up a little. Don’t know mintage limits either. Got mine on Ebay.
DrWho7

Seth Riesling September 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Gold coin collectors may want to put April 2, 2017 on your calendar for the new 225th anniversary dual-date 1792-2017-W $100 High Relief African-American Lady Liberty 24k gold coin with raised edge lettering! And its companion 1792-2017 companion silver medal too ! The Mint has lots planned for their 225th anniversary next year since the US Mint was created by Congress on April 2, 1792. Exciting news!

-NumisDudeTX

Danny Morano September 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Seth,
I think I’ll pass on the two you just announced. I’ll wait to see what else the mint will mint.

Danny Morano September 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Coin News Net,
Same thing happened with my dimes and 1oz. Gold proof. Probably sold the Proof but, My Dimes are still at the Mint Collecting Dust. All because they were dislexic with the last two numbers of my address. Take your Meds!
DrWho7

Christopher Williams September 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm

Seth-

Thank you for that info on the 225th Anniversary coins.,

Seth Riesling September 21, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Christopher Williams –

You are welcome. Hope you are getting all the coins you want & need for your collection.

Happy collecting!

-NumisDudeTX

Roxie60 September 21, 2016 at 11:53 pm

Anyone have sales update for the SLQ?

charles September 22, 2016 at 9:31 am

Seth / Danny

Seth thank you for the update on the 2017 coins , will keep it on the rad

Danny..,. agree 100 percent …either buy it or don’t , it will only come along one time.

Truethat

Danny Morano September 22, 2016 at 10:22 am

Charles,
I could be wrong but, I have a feeling this coin will be available on places like Ebay and others for a long time to come.
DrWho7

charles September 22, 2016 at 11:06 am

Danny
mintage should have been 60,000 and a household limit of one

truethat

michael September 23, 2016 at 2:18 pm

still not sold out.

Lindy September 24, 2016 at 11:12 am

These Gold 24k QUARTER DOLLARS remain in stock, though I see they are not ready to ship.

My new order of three 2016 SLQ 24k was placed on September 21 2016 at 12:18 eastern, just some 6 minutes after US Mint Email arrived at 12:12 eastern announcing their household order limit was lifted.

My order remains listed as “processing” so no real charge on my credit card from 72 hours ago. I

Lindy

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