The United States Mint will resume sales of the nearly 9,000 unsold 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coins beginning at noon ET on Thursday, Dec. 15.
There’s going to be another race to get a chance at buying one. Gold Mercury dimes launched on April 21 for $205 apiece. They lasted about 40 minutes before going off sale, with the U.S. Mint saying they needed to reconcile orders and cancellations before they could return.
The most recent figures place the dime’s sales at 116,096 coins for 92.9% of the 125,000 possible. The remaining about 8,900 coins will go for $200 each. (See photos of the centennial coin.)
The centennial Mercury dime is one of three .9999 fine gold coins issued this year to celebrate the 1916 renaissance in American coinage. Standing Liberty and Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coins were also introduced. Symbolic of their face values, the dime, quarter and half-dollar have corresponding weights of 1/10 oz., 1/4 oz., and 1/2 oz. troy ounces.
Both higher-denominated coins have remained available since their release. The gold quarter is $447.50 with 84,048 sold for 84% of the allotted 100,000 and the gold half-dollar is $840 with sales of 57,008 for 81.4% of the possible 70,000. Last week, the half-dollar logged a sharp sales increase of more than 8,000 coins.
Ordering options and more information about coins is available from the U.S. Mint’s online store, found here. The dime will have a 1 coin per household order limit when sales resume. There are no per household buying limits for the quarter or half-dollar