Release date of the gold 2016 half-ounce Walking Liberty half dollar coin has been set for Nov. 17 by the U.S. Mint.
Maximum mintage has been set at 70,000, and there is a household order limit of three. Pricing depends on where bullion is. If it is trading between $1,200 and $1,249.99 an ounce, issue price would be $865.
The gold coin will feature one of three designs introduced in 1916 on circulating dimes, quarters and half dollars. They are the Winged Liberty Head dime by A.A. Weinman, the Standing Liberty quarter by Hermon A. MacNeil and Weinman’s Walking Liberty.
Many collectors have been working on assembling a set of all three this year.
The gold Mercury dime was offered to buyers for $205 each April 21. It sold out in minutes. Maximum mintage was 125,000, but sales adjustments have brought the figure down to 116,095.
The gold Standing Liberty quarter went on sale Sept. 8. It is still being sold. Sales stand at 78,464 out of a possible mintage of 100,000.
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