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The Official Standing Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold Coin Thread

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OK, today is the day that the U.S. Mint begins accepting orders for the Standing Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold Coin. Price has been officially set at $485.00.

Here is a description from the U.S. Mint's online catalog:

"Introducing the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin! This gold coin is an event that’s been 100 years in the making.

Beautifully struck in .9999 fine, 24–karat gold, this gold 2016 centennial anniversary release celebrates Hermon A. MacNeil’s original “Standing Liberty” quarter design. Each gold coin contains one–quarter troy ounce of 24–karat gold, symbolic of the coin’s denomination, and has a business strike finish.

The obverse (heads) features Liberty holding a shield and olive branch as she steps through an opening in a wall bearing 13 stars. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “AU 24K,” “1/4 oz.,” and “2016.”

The reverse (tails) depicts and eagle in flight flanked by 13 stars. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”

Each coin is encapsulated and hand–packaged in a custom–designed, black matte hardwood presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

In 2016, the U.S. Mint will mark the centenary anniversary of three numismatic icons with the release of the Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, and Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coins.

Denomination: Quarter
Finish: Business Strike
Composition: 99.99% Gold
Content .9999 Fine Gold (7.776 grams)
Weight: 0.2500 troy oz. (7.776 grams)
Diameter: 0.866 inch (22.00 mm)
Thickness: 0.064 inch (1.63 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark: West Point – W"

Feel free to post your success or lack of success in getting your order placed (one per family opening limit) through the U.S. Mint's Website along with time of order. If this one sells out in a matter of minutes like the Gold Centennial Dime did, let us know the time of day when you learned the Mint was taking no more orders.

This is not intended to be a thread to discuss whether you love or hate this latest mint offering, but if you insist ...... it is a free country and you have the right to sit down, kneel, or post your sentiments instead of placing an order in support of the U.S. Mint. image



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