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2016-W 1/10-oz Gold Centennial Mercury Dime PCGS SP70 Mercanti Signed FDI
2016-W One-Tenth Ounce Gold Mercury Dime Perfect Graded PCGS Specimen-70, First Day of Issue, Hand Signed by John Mercanti.
The "Mercury" dime may very well be the most beautiful coin ever produced by the United States Mint. It is truly remarkable that a coin this small could have such an intricate and aesthetically pleasing design. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this classic coin, the U.S. Mint West Point facility struck only 125,000 of these special commemorative 'dime' each struck on one-tenth ounce of gold.
This example grades perfect Specimen-70 (SP70) by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and is encapsulated in a holder with a label hand-signed by 12th Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint John Mercanti.
- This highly coveted gold Mercury Dime is the only gold dime ever struck and is the only W-Mint Mercury dime ever struck.
- This issue is the lowest mintage Mercury Dime ever with 125,000 struck. By comparison, the U.S. Mint struck 2.677 billion silver Mercury Dimes from 1916-1945.
- The second lowest is the 1916-D Mercury Dime with 264,000 struck. The 1916-D is struck in silver and has a value starting at over $15,000 in MS61 per the NGC Price Guide (as of 4/28/16).
John Mercanti has produced more coin and medal designs than any employee in United States Mint history (dating back to 1792). He designed the reverse of the Silver Eagle and the obverse of the Platinum Eagle that has been struck in proof condition annually since 1997. He designed quite a few modern gold and silver commemoratives in addition to five states in the States Quarter Program.
Coins are eligible for First Day Issue designation when the invoice date is the same as the day the coins were released. Collectors seek out FDI coins for two main reasons: They are considered fresh, well-struck coins that were produced with new dies and also because the population of FDI coins is a very small fraction of the total mintage of any coin.
Each coin features the hand-signed signature of John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver. This signature with FDI is exclusive to Govmint.com.
Only 1,000 coins exist. Only 91 remain. Order yours before they all disappear!
|Year of Issue||2016|
|Pedigree||First Day Of Issue|
|Mint Name||West Point - W, U.S. Mint|
|Coin Weight||3.11 Grams - g|
|Weight||1/10 Ounce - oz|