The U.S. Mint last month introduced its gold Mercury dime. This short article presents a video and high-resolution photos of the .9999 fine 24-karat gold coin that, for now, is no longer available. The collectible went on back order after about 20 minutes and became unavailable after 40.
This 10c gold piece is a 100th anniversary edition of sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s Winged Liberty Head dime which was composed of 0.900 fine silver and minted for circulation beginning in 1916. Struck at the U.S. Mint in West Point, it’s the first of three 2016-dated gold coins that celebrate the centennial of iconic coin designs, with the other two featuring renditions of the 1916 Standing Liberty quarter and the 1916 Walking Liberty half-dollar.
Before getting to the photos, here is a short video of the gold Mercury dime:
Below are the photos. The first ones show the coin’s obverse or heads side.
Here are some photos of the coin’s reverse or tails side:
This photo shows the gold Mercury dime’s reeded edge and its raised rim:
Finally, these photos show the coin’s packaging box, custom display case, certificate of authenticity and specifications: