It’s official. The remaining 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coins are now claimed. The U.S. Mint’s online page for the dime is stamped with ‘SOLD OUT’, which the agency defines as "no longer in stock and is no longer available for sale."
Sales resumed Thursday for the 24-karat gold pieces and they were gone after about 1-1/2 hours.
The 1/10 oz. gold coin debuted back on April 21. At that time it was $205; had a household order limit of 10; and a mintage max of 125,000. They weren’t on sale for long then either. The coin went on back order after about 20 minutes of launching and then became unavailable by the 40-minute mark. They remained unavailable until Thursday.
A few things were different when sales resumed — the coin’s price point dipped to $200 and its household order limit fell to 1 piece. The U.S. Mint wanted only new buyers to have another chance at getting one, tagging the coin’s product page with:
"Household Order Limit includes previous purchases of this product."
Mint stats published before Thursday had the coin’s total sold at 116,096. That left a maximum of 8,904 coins for sale. A clearer picture should soon emerge as to how many were actually available.
The 2016 Mercury dime is one of three .9999 fine gold coins the U.S. Mint issued this year to celebrate popular designs introduced 100 year ago. Still available are the gold Standing Liberty quarter for $447.50 and the gold Walking Liberty half-dollar for $840.
All of the Mint’s available collector gold coins are listed and sold online here.