Collectors and dealers can order as many 2016-W Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coins as they want. The United States Mint on Monday lifted their household order restriction of three coins.
Released on Nov. 17, the gold half-dollar’s four-day sales reached 46,956 coins for 67.1% of the possible 70,000. Another sales update should be available by late Tuesday, Nov. 29.
The collectible is the last of three .9999 fine 24-karat gold coins to celebrate popular designs introduced 100 years ago. The first two commemorate the 1916 Mercury dime and the 1916 Standing Liberty quarter.
Possible Pricing Changes
The U.S. Mint’s collections of numismatic gold coins have prices that can change weekly depending on the trending value of gold. The centennial 50-cent piece debuted at $865 based on a gold average that was between $1,200.00 and $1,249.99 an ounce. The yellow metal has since plunged to an about a 9-1/2-month low. If it continues to sit under the $1,200 level through Wednesday, Nov. 30, the coin’s price will fall to $840.
Likewise, the companion Standing Liberty gold coin would move to $447.50 from $460. It has last reported sales of 82,349 coins with 100,000 allotted. The gold Mercury dime became unavailable shortly after launching, with 116,096 sold out of the possible 125,000.
Order gold coins from the U.S. Mint right here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Hey U.S. Mint! How about selling off those 8,000 or so Gold Mercury Dimes ya’ll got squirreled away? You paid for the Gold Planchets, paid to have someone make the dies and mint them. Another waste of taxpayers money. Get off your asses and sell them and not melt them. DrWho7 DID YOU HEAR ME OR DO I HAVE TO MAKE A PHONE CALL OR SEND YOU AN EMAIL? President Elect Trump, I voted for you, get Obama Momma to let those who can afford $205.00 they sold for orignally and not have to pay second, third, ect. Party $300.00… Read more »
For what it’s worth how much would the Dime sell for? $175.00 or so?
at the price of gold today it would sell for $200
The US Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer. Again that is the US MINT’S NUMISMATIC PROGRAMS that are at no cost to the taxpayers!
I could be wrong because I have been wrong before. But in this case I do believe I am right. Maybe?
I would like your input on this because I believe you know more about this than I do. Could you please correct me if I am indeed wrong about this. Thank You Seth.
You are totally right on that!. The US Mint’s numismatic program coins & medals (not circulating coins) must operate at no cost to the US taxpayer by the end of the fiscal year by law. They can lose money on coins made for circulation since they have to make them as their main mission. Strange but true.
Happy collecting everyone!
You’re right joe
The US Mint (on minted coins) and the Judicial System (on fines levied) are the 2 branches of government that operate at a net plus & at mininal cost, respectively. We should give praise where due to these two branches of government that do not add to the US deficit.
As I previously commented: Wrong, Wrong and Wrong.
Joera and Seth,
The mint isn’t given Gold or other precious metals for free, it has to pay for it’s employees and the work they do, equipment and upkeep. I ask you, where does that money come from?
Does anyone know whats the difference between mintage limit and product limit ?
For most of its history the US Mint has produced a profit for the US treasury. Quarters alone produced a profit if 6.3 billion. However, only 475 million was transferred to the treasury in 2009 due to the cost of producung too many coin offerings. To the US Mint, “Trim the fat”!
Danny Morano, The money for the precious metals comes from the money they make off the premium they make from the coins they sale at a price a lot higher than spot. What do you think they do with the money they make from the Numismatic Coins they sale at the high prices above spot price. They use that money to run the NUMISMATIC PROGRAMS. That means pay for the precious metals and everything else that is needed to run the Numismatic Programs. The US MINT NUMISMATIC PROGRAMS ARE SELF-SUSTAINING! You might try to do some research on this since… Read more »
This probably is not the right thread to put this out on, but in case anybody at the US Mint is paying attention:
An issue of fractional Silver American Eagles – similar to the fractional Gold Buffalo issue a number of years back – would certainly be a Winner.
Fractionals would have been perfect for the 30th anniversary!
Yep, fractional would have been good for the 30th anniversary. For that matter, anything would have been good.
I’m still in disbelief that they didn’t have a special set of some sort like previous anniversaries. They could have left the proof and uncirculated alone and do a reverse proof with edge lettering. It would have made a nice set of three.
Only 47,000 sold so far!!!!
I am stunned. I really am. I thought they would have “Sold Out” in 48 hours.
Yeah that reverse proof with the edge lettering would have been great. Something distinctive but not requiring the Mint to come up with a whole new design … and it would have given the RR C&C set an instant boost. Instead they stick a basically run of the mill for the year, proof ASE … neat (sarcasm here) just shows how lazy these Mint folks are …
A BU, PF, RP and a Burnished Silver Eagle set would have been the perfect set as done in the past would have been perfect, along with the Mercury Dime, SLQ and WLH all in BU and PF One ounce would have been the perfect coins to be minted but alas, they are never to be, never to be. Thank you Mint for screwing up what could have been the most memorable coins, along with a few others previously minted the best year of coins ever minted to this day. Red Tape, Beaurocacy and closed minds are to blame. Stop… Read more »
I spent 24yrs. In the Navy. Every year I had to submit a budget plan to fund my department. I have a Brother in the FBI and a First Cousin in the Secret Service. They, like me also have too submit budgets. The entire Government has to submit budget plans to run their specific departments. All those requests go into the overall budget to run the United States in totally. And, all the money comes from taxpayers like all of us. To think that the Mint breaks even or makes a profit is fantasy. Just take all the dimes sitting… Read more »
Yes and why you are at it sell selling the rest of the gold dimes that I didn’t get a chance to buy SELL the rest of the American liberty 2016 silver metal’s that you still have hanging around that most ppl didn’t even have a chance to to buy! “I can’t Believe they are going for over $100.00 now “By the time I recived my notice from the mint that they were for sale they stopped or put a long hold on them. I have been reminding the mint every time I go to there website!!! I would love… Read more »
Dimes are still or sale???
Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is the 2016 American Liberty silver medals ‘s’ and ‘w’
Danny – Thank you for your service to the USA! If you look on the Mint’s website & at bottom of each US Mint email & in all their catalogs it states what the law requires of them – “The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self- sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.” They can lose money on one coin item like the gold dimes as long as they make it up with their other over 200 products by the end of each fiscal year. The US Mint has never had a net loss in any year &… Read more »
Thanks Seth. Sorry for the long winded comment. My apologies.
Take a chill pill the mint can’t make everyone happy.
Danny Morano – your suggestion for a Gold Morgan Dollar is one of the best ideas I have seen posted here.
That would be a great 1 oz. gold coin!
I want a gold Lincoln
I want a Franklin
And I want the Pobjoy Mint to keep making their “Angel Coins”. Maybe Mint the first one ever made again, in Proof Silver, Gold and Platinum.
As the say, spit in one hand and wish in the other. Which Franklin would want and in what type and metal? I’m guessing 1oz. Proof Gold?
Hey, you never know.
Thank you very much. Merry Christmas. Who’s getting the Silver Kruegerrands for Christmas?
Talismancoins.com lists over 30 coins, Sold Out at the Mint. Mostly Perth and the R.C.M. How many coins does the Mint list as Sold Out?
What Lincoln too?
The exclusive North American distributor of the 2017 silver Krugerrand is Modern Coin Mart (MCM) in Sarasota, Florida (free shipping always on all orders) Talisman coin shop in St. Louis is NOT an official distributor (and the owner is a #!:;:&!). Buyer Beware!
Seth – thanks for the tip. I just now attempted to access the MCM but was inable to. It must be down or something. (Too many inquires re: the silver Krugerrand?)
MCM just announced that the South African Mint has announced there will be a delay in the release of the Silver Kruegerrands. No specifics are new release date were given.
GovMint.com is also a licensed distributor. Mon. Dec.5th is supposed to be the release dat. There’s supposed to be a Bu, Special Proof? And a Proof. I been buying from both for years and get their emails regularly. Have been on top of it for a month. Mintage is 1 million, split among the 3. Only thing I haven’t seen is their. But, if you check ebay, some sellers are doing Pre orders with prices between $80.00 and $90.00 for raw coins. Everybody hopefully get the ones they want at a reasonable price, even graded ones.
GovMint & MCM are owned by the same company. MCM is better in my opinion.
They announced the Dec. 5 release date is not going to happen due to unforeseen circumstances at the South African Mint. MCM will keep you posted with an email when they get it all straightened out. Good luck Danny.
Happy collecting everyone!