The coins are struck in .9999 Fine 24-karat gold to celebrate Adolph A. Weinman’s original Winged Liberty Dime design. The coin is commonly referred to as the Mercury Dime because of Liberty’s resemblance to the Roman god Mercury. Each coin contains one-tenth of a troy ounce of 24-karat gold, symbolic of the coin’s denomination of one dime, and is struck with a business strike finish.
The obverse design features a portrait of Liberty facing left, wearing a winged cap, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “2016,” and the artist’s initials, “AW.” The reverse includes a Roman fasces and an olive branch. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “AU 24K,” “1/10 oz.,” and “ONE DIME.”
This year, the U.S. Mint marked 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.