Mint has released image mock-ups for the 24-karat gold 2016 Winged
Liberty Head dime, Standing Liberty quarter dollar and Walking Liberty
half dollar to be issued as numismatic products marking the centennial
anniversaries of all three coins.
three coins were all introduced in 1916 into general circulation in
.900 fine silver. Coin World's earlier coverage of the
Mint's potential plans for 2016 for the centennial anniversaries can
be found here.
Advisory Committee was reviewing the mock-up designs June 17
including discussion of 2016 100th Anniversary Special Products.
1916 dime and half dollar were originally designed by sculptor Adolph
A. Weinman and the 1916 quarter dollar by sculptor Hermon A. MacNeil.
gold 2016 quarter dollar is to feature MacNeil's original Bared Breast
obverse from 1916, not the modified Mailed Breast subtype introduced
all three coins, the fineness is shown in the mock-up images as 24K
rather than the often used inscription ".9999 fine gold."
BLOG: Breaking down the gold 1916 centennial coins
2016 Winged Liberty Head dime is to be released as a tenth-ounce gold
coin, the 2016 Standing Liberty quarter dollar as a quarter-ounce
coin, and the 2016 Walking Liberty half dollar as a half-ounce gold coin.
the 2016 Walking Liberty half dollar, the fineness and weight will be
reflected on the reverse, beneath E PLURIBUS / UNUM as AU 24K / 1/10 OZ.
is the atomic symbol for gold in the Periodic Table.
the 2016 Standing Liberty quarter dollar, the weight and fineness is
reflected in the mock-up images as AU 24K / 1/4 OZ. in the framed area
just below WE TRVST.
the 2016 Walking Liberty half dollar, the weight and fineness is
depicted in an arc on the reverse below the eagle and above
HALF-DOLLAR as AU 24K 1/2 OZ.
digits for the date 2016 appear to exhibit serifs, with the numerals
for the dime appearing taller or stretched when compared with the
quarter dollar or half dollar.
U.S. Mint officials have not disclosed which production facility will
strike each of the three 2016 gold coins and whether they will bear a
Mint mark, the obverse of the 2016 Walking Liberty half dollar mock-up
image shows the D Mint mark of the Denver Mint, which has not
traditionally struck U.S. gold coins in recent years.
Mint officials have also not released any details on issue dates,
mintage limits, final product options or surface finishes.
Full coverage of this week's CCAC recommendations:
United States Mint releases image mock-ups for 2016 gold dime, quarter dollar, half dollar
Nancy Reagan First Spouse coin designs being reviewed by CCAC
National Park Service commemorative coin designs, Part 1: gold $5 coin
National Park Service commemorative coin designs, Part 2: silver dollar
National Park Service commemorative coin designs, Part 3: copper-nickel clad half dollar
1965 Selma Foot Soldiers' congressional gold medal designs reviewed
Designs for Borinqueneers' congressional gold medal reviewed by CCAC
Eager anticipation: Breaking down the gold 1916 centennial coins
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