2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin For Sale

On April 21, 2016, that United States Mint listed the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin for sale. This gold coin pays tribute to the classic Mercury dime design that was created 100 years ago by Adolph A. Weinman.

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This one hundredth anniversary numismatic coin is composed of 1/10 ounce of 99.99 percent gold. With a measurement of .650 inches in diameter and a thickness of .047 inches, this offering is slightly smaller than the original Mercury dime that was first minted by the government in 1916. The coin will be struck with a "business strike" that resembles the same type of strike seen on circulated, silver Mercury dimes. To accomplish this, the Mint used a 1/10 ounce gold planchet.

This gold dime was originally priced at $205. The Mint uses a grid system to price their gold offerings. The $205 figure was associated with the price of spot gold at a point of $1200 to $1249.99. Each coin will come in a custom wooden box with an accompanying certificate of authenticity.

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On the obverse side, the word "Liberty" surrounds an image of Winged Liberty. Facing left, Lady liberty wears a winged cap that some say resemble those worn by the Roman God, Mercury--hence the name--"Mercury dime." "In God We Trust," a "W" mint mark and the date "2016" are inscribed at the bottom.

The reverse side of the coin has an image of an olive branch circling a Roman fasces. The words "United States of America" surround the image around the top and "One Dime" is inscripted around the bottom. E pluribus unum, AU 24K and 1/10 oz. are placed to the right of the image.

This gold Mercury dime is the first offering of Centennial Gold coins that marks the 100th anniversary of Mercury dimes, the Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half-dollar. The latter two will be offered later in 2016 at weights of 1/4 and 1/2 ounces, respectively.

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2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin

gold-kennedy-proof-coin-obvIt has been over 50 years since President John F. Kennedy served in the White House, and the half-dollar was created to honor and memorialize his service. To further honor President Kennedy, the United States Mint has struck a three-quarter ounce gold proof coin. On August 5, 2014, the Mint started selling the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. This gold coin is one of three new coins being issued on the 50th anniversary.

Throughout the years, President Kennedy's image on the half-dollar has gone through slight modifications. For this gold coin, the Mint restored the image to its original portrait design. This idea to restore the image was conceived by Michael Levin who is an employee at the San Francisco Mint. Changes on the image have included details that represent the President's face and hair. To truly represent the image of President Kennedy, Mr. Levin felt that the original portrait would reflect the real man. Deputy Director Richard Peterson agreed and started a process of redesign which led to the coin that you see today.

All of the gold proof coins will be struck at the West Point Mint in 24 karat gold. The coins replicate the thickness and diameter of the standard half-dollar, and the price will be based on a floating grid that follows the value of spot gold. Initially, coins are being sold for $1240. These prices will change if spot gold fluctuates.

Mintage for this coin is being set without a maximum amount. The Mint has already struck an inventory of 40,000 coins, but those coins have been sold.

On the obverse side of this beautiful coin, an original portrait of President Kennedy is featured. The coin was designed by Gilroy Roberts who is a Chief Engraver at the United States Mint. Around the edges of the gold coin are the words, “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and the dual date “1964-2014.″ This dual date signifies the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar, and the gold coin is the only numismatic product to have this distinction.

gold-kennedy-proof-coin-revThe reverse image is based on the Presidential Seal. It was created by United States Mint Engraver and Sculptor Frank Gasparro. In the center of the image, a Herasldic Eagle appears. It's adorned with a shield and clasping a bundle of arrows and an olive branch. 50 stars surround the Eagle and represent the 50 states of the Republic. The precious metal weight of three-quarter ounces is listed as well as the designation of .9999 fine gold.

The 2014 Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin is packaged in a hardwood presentation case constructed of brown mahogany hardwood. Each coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and can be removed from the enclosure.

Opening day sales for the JFK Gold Coin reached 56,694 units. There was definitely demand for the coin, and the initial inventory of 40,000 coins was quickly snatched up. As stated before, the coins have no maximum mintage and will be produced to meet demand. Some investors and coin collectors frown on this decision as it usually holds down premiums for coins. It does however, allow the coin collecting community a chance to purchase this numismatic unit if they so desire--no one should be locked out of buying it.

In the future, the United States Mint will be offering a Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin. That coin will also weigh three quarters of an ounce and would make an excellent pairing with the 2014 Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. If you are a member of the coin collecting community, be sure to keep your eyes open for that offering.

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2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Gold & Silver Commemorative Coins Sell Out

The United States Mint began selling six versions of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coin on March 27, 2014. The one dollar variety came in silver uncirculated and silver proof versions. Gold was also available in uncirculated and proof finishes. The fourth and fifth versions were uncirculated and proof clad coins.

Here's some eye candy for five of the versions.

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2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Silver Commemorative Dollar Coin - Reverse

These coins have been curved so that they resemble the shapes of a Baseball and glove. With the combination of Baseball, a uniquely curved coin and affordable pricing, it's not surprising that the gold and silver versions sold out quickly. It only took one day for the gold coins to disappear and 13 days for the silver versions.

A total of 50,000 units was available for the five dollar denominated gold coins. They quickly sold out and began commanding prices in the $700 range on eBay. Initial prices were $424.75 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof $5 Gold Coin (B31) and $419.75 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin (B32.)

This link will take you to the current prices for the Baseball Hall of Fame coins on eBay.

400,000 units was set as the maximum mintage for the combination of silver proof and uncirculated dollar coins. Pricing was $51.95 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof Silver Dollar (B33) and $47.95 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Silver Dollar (B34.) On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the Mint declared a sellout for these two versions. 400,000 units had been sold. EBay sales for the coins range in price from the $65 range to the high $80 range, and presales for graded coins have sold in the amounts of $129 for a PF69 NGC proof and over $200 for a PF70 NGC Proof.

Check this link to see where the prices are currently at.

The last two versions available are the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof Clad Half-Dollar (B35) and the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar (B36.) As of this writing, these two versions of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coins are still available. Priced at $19.95 for the proof and $18.95 for the uncirculated, they have maximum mintage of 700,000 combined units.

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2013 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins

Yesterday, on April 18, 2013, the United States Mint started sales for the 2013 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins. Since 1986, the Mint has been offering these beautiful gold coins to the public. The Gold Eagle Proof coins are available in four different sizes; 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/10 ounce. The Mint also offers all four coins in one complete boxed set.

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The obverse side of the coin is a depiction of Liberty. In her left hand, she is holding an olive branch and a lit torch in her right. The word,"Liberty" is placed at the top of the image and the date of 2013 is placed to the right of the center. The reverse side of this gold coin has an image of an eagle that is landing in a nest. Two other Eagles are sitting in the nest and the words,"United States of America" is placed at the top of the image. The bottom of the image contains the amount of .999 fine gold in each respective coin and also states the coins face value.

Spot gold is currently trading in the high $1300 range after falling from the $1600 range in just the past few weeks. Current prices on the coin are initially being set at the following amounts:

2013 American Gold Eagle Proof Coins
1 oz. $1,810.00
1/2 oz. $920.00
1/4 oz. $472.50
1/10 oz. $200.00
4 Coin Set $3,352.50

Many collectors will probably wait until the following week to invest in this gold coin. The Mint follows a pricing grid that would probably reflect a required change in lowering these coin prices by the middle of next week. They already have high premiums compared to the current price of Spot gold, so that may also be a hindrance for many purchasers who believe the premiums may be too high.

Last year, all four denominations of Gold Proof Eagle coins saw new mingage lows. This is not reflected on a price escalation of premium on the secondary market for American Gold Eagle Proof coins. The 1 ounce uncirculated Gold Eagle coin does see a premium when it reaches a low mintage number. It will be interesting to see if the Eagle Proof coins see a similar result in the future.

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2012 Star Spangled Banner Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

The Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative $5 Gold Coin began selling at that United States Mint on March 5, 2012. Two versions of the gold coin are available - a proof option (SS1), and an uncirculated gold coin (SS2).

2012 Star Spangled Banner Commemorative $5 Gold Proof Coin
2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Two-Coin Proof Set

Initially, the price for the Star-Spangled Banner Gold Proof Coin was set at $529.30. The uncirculated gold coin's initial selling price was $519.30. Pricing for these numismatic commemorative coins will be adjusted according to a price grid the mint has established, due to the volatility of spot gold prices. The gold proof version is also available in a commemorative two-coin set, which also includes the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Silver Proof Dollar. Its initial pricing was $579.30.

These gold coins were minted to commemorate "The Star-Spangled Banner". 200 years ago, in 1812 Francis Scott Key penned the poem, "In Defense of Fort McHenry", which were later transformed into the lyrics of the National Anthem of the United States of America in 1931.

A maximum mintage of 100,000 coins has been set across all product options for this commemorative coin.

The obverse image on the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner $5 Commemorative Gold Coin was designed by Donna Weaver. In the background is a fleeing British ship. A naval battle has taken place from the war of 1812. In the foreground, an American sailing ship skiffs through the water. Inscriptions surrounding the image include
IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY and 1812 — 2012.

The reverse image on the coin was designed by Richard Masters. It depicts the first words of the Star-Spangled Banner National Anthem, which are, "O say can you see", penned by Francis Scott Key. This is placed against a backdrop of 15 stars and 15 stripes, which represent the Star-Spangled Banner flag. Inscriptions around the image include the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and FIVE DOLLARS.

A surcharge of $35 will be collected by the US Mint for each gold coin sold. The surcharge will be paid to the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. These funds will be used to support their bicentennial activities, improve the sites and structures related to the war of 1812, and educational outreach.

This gold commemorative coin would make a fine addition to your coin collection.

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2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Designs

Recently, on December 14, 2011, the United States Mint released the coin designs for next year's second gold and silver commemorative coins. The Mint will release the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins in the denomination of a $5 gold coin and a $1 denominated silver dollar.

In 1814, an amateur poet named Francis Scott Key wrote a poem entitled, "Defence of Fort McHenry", after watching the bombardment of the Fort by the British during the war of 1812. The lyrics for the national anthem of the United States of America come from that poem. On March 3, 1931, by order of congressional resolution,"The Star-Spangled Banner" became the official national anthem.

Authorized by Congress under the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act, these commemorative coins are to feature designs "emblematic of the War of 1812, and particularly the Battle for Baltimore that form the basis for the Star Spangled-Banner."

Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Design

2012 Star-Spangled-Banner Commemorative Silver Coin

The obverse side of this commemorative silver dollar will feature the familiar Lady Liberty in the foreground. She waves a flag with 15 Stars & Stripes embroidered upon it. The theme of this image, "The Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry", is depicted by the image of Fort McHenry in the background. Near the upper right of the image is inscribed the word, LIBERTY, while the words IN GOD WE TRUST sit at the bottom left corner. The date 2012 is in the bottom right.

The reverse image depicts a modern American Flag, which is indicative of the reverse side theme of,"The Star Spangled-Banner". The denomination, ONE DOLLAR is inscribed at the top. At the bottom are the words E PLURIBUS UNUM, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This coin was designed by Joel Iskowitz, and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

Star Spangled-Banner $5 Gold Design

2012 Star-Spangled Banner $5 Commemorative Gold Coin

The foreground of the 2012 $5 Gold Commemorative Coin depicts an American sailing ship. In the foreground sits a wounded British ship. The theme for the obverse side of the coin is"The Battles at Sea During the War of 1812". The words, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, and the date 1812-2012 are inscribed on the left.

The first five words from the famous Star Spangled-Banner,"O say can you see" are placed in a handwritten font on the reverse side of the gold commemorative coin. The stripes of the American flag are set in the background and offset these familiar words. This coin was designed by Richard Masters, and sculpted by Joseph Menna.

Star-Spangled Banner Coin Design Specs and Mintage

A maximum of 500,000 Star Spangled-Banner Silver Dollar Commemorative Coins are allowed to be struck by the United States Mint. A limit of 100,000 coins has been set for the $5 gold commemorative coin.  These coins will be struck in both proof and uncirculated condition.

$35 per gold coin, and $10 per silver dollar coin will be given to the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. These proceeds are given to support its involvement in activities surrounding the War of 1812.

This will be the second coin released by the United States Mint in 2012 following the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar, and $5 gold commemorative coin.

2011 Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins Sales to End

Sales for the 2011 Gold Commemorative Coins, and 2011 Silver Commemorative Coins will end on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 5 PM Eastern standard Time, when the United States Mint takes them off of their website.

2011 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin

In 2011, two commemorative coins were minted. The first coin honored the United States Army, and the second commemorative coin honored the Medal of Honor, and its recipients.

Compared to last year's sales figures for commemorative coins sold by the United States Mint, 2011 saw a significant drop in the number of coins sold. Last year, the Boy Scouts of America Silver Dollar Proof saw sales figures of 245,000 , while the Uncirculated Silver Dollar saw 105,000 units sold. Compare that with this year's sales figures for the Medal of Honor Silver Dollar Proof with 109,270 units sold so far, and the Uncirculated Silver Dollar selling 43,414 units.

This may be an opportunity for coin collectors to own a Gold commemorative coin with a lower mintage. In the past, Gold commemorative coins with lower mintage have benefited from higher premiums on the secondary market.

Only the 1997 Jackie Robinson, and 2001 Capital Visitor Center Uncirculated Gold Commemorative coins have seen lower mintages. Those two coin sell for a premium on the secondary market.

Uncirculated $5 Gold Commemoratives
1997 Jackie Robinson     5,174
2001 Capitol Visitor Center     6,761
2011 Army     7,718 current figure with two days to go
2011 Medal of Honor     7,910 current figure is two days to go
1996 Smithsonian     9,068

Proof $5 Gold Commemoratives
2011 Army     17,002 current figure with two days to go
2011 Medal of Honor     17,739 current figure with two days to go
1996 Smithsonian     21,840
1997 Jackie Robinson     24,072
2001 Capitol Visitor Center     27,652

For coin collecting enthusiasts, this year's commemorative coin designs maybe all that they need to enjoy these commemorative coins. If you're speculating on the possibility of a higher premium for these coins in the future, you definitely have to look at their mintage numbers. This doesn't automatically indicate that their prices will rise. A few caveats that may have changed things this year for collectors include the rapid price rise of spot silver and spot gold. At the current price of $500 for the uncirculated gold versions, and $510 for the Proof Gold Commemorative Coins, collectors may have tapped out their collecting funds before purchasing these two silver or gold commemorative coins.