The U.S. Mint’s Web site now features official images of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, which will become available on September 8. Production of the issue will be limited to 100,000 coins and a one-coin-per-household order limit has been established.
The price of the coin will be revealed closer to the item’s launch-date, since the Mint will appraise the value of the issue in accordance with the fluctuating market price of gold. The Mint’s full pricing chart for this year’s Centennial gold coins can be viewed here.
The Standing Liberty obverse and reverse designs were created by Hermon A. MacNeil. The obverse image features Liberty standing with a shield and an olive branch before a wall marked with 13 stars. IN GOD WE TRVST appears across the middle of the design, and the inscriptions AU 24 K, 1/4 OZ, and 2016 have also been included. To the left of Liberty’s foot is the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark, while “M,” the first letter of the designer’s last name, is placed on the right.
The reverse design bears the image of an eagle in flight with 13 stars placed along the rim. The inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLVRIBVS VNVM, and QUARTER DOLLAR occupy the field around the eagle.
The new gold coin is somewhat smaller and heavier than the original circulating quarter, measuring 22 mm in diameter and 7.776 grams. The 1916-1930 Standing Liberty quarters measured 24.3 mm across and weighed 6.25 grams.
For more information on the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, please visit the Web site of the U.S. Mint.