The United States Mint published product descriptions and images of the 2016-W Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coin.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Adolph A. Weinman’s original Walking Liberty designs for the silver half-dollar, the centennial .9999 fine gold coin launches at noon ET on Nov. 17.
Obverses depict a full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. Inscriptions include LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2016. There is also a single letter of W to denote the coin’s production at the West Point Mint.
Reverses feature an American eagle rising from a mountaintop perch. Surrounding the design are inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, HALF DOLLAR and AW for Weinman’s initials. In addition, and unlike the original silver half-dollars, there are inscriptions of AU, 24K, 1/2 OZ. Its one-half ounce weight is symbolic of the coin’s denomination, as is its business strike.
The gold coin’s price is based on the U.S. Mint’s pricing schedule and will be made public one day before its release. Today, it would be $890 as gold is confidently between $1,250.00 and $1,299.99 an ounce.
As discussed earlier, the gold coin has a mintage of 70,000 and a household order limit of 3 coins.
More details are available on the coin’s product page, found here.
The half-dollar is the last of three gold pieces to celebrate popular designs introduced 100 years ago. The first two are renditions of the 1916 Mercury dime and the 1916 Standing Liberty quarter.
Product Schedule Update
The U.S. Mint on Tuesday also updated its schedule to show release dates for other upcoming products. The added dates include:
- Dec. 1 for the 30th Anniversary 2016-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle;
- Dec. 5 for the 2016 Fort Moultrie Quarters Three-Coin Set;
- Dec. 8 for the 2016-P Fort Moultrie Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin; and
- Dec. 14 for the 2016 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set.
The Mint’s product schedule is located here.