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    The Mercury dime is a ten-cent silver coin struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. And although no longer in production, the Mercury Dime is still extremely popular with collectors both from the United States and from around the world. Here are some fun facts about the Mercury dime:

  • At more than a century old, the 1916 Mercury dime is technically considered an antique.
  • The 1945 Mercury Dime is often carried for Luck!
  • With only 2 million ever minted, the 1921 Mercury dime is among the scarcest issues and can be a relatively tough date to find.
  • The Mercury Dime is a great precursor to the modern Roosevelt dime, and many believe that the imagery is superior to that of the currently circulating 10-cent piece.
  • If a Mercury Dime is graded to be Fine, the coin will have had to have been circulated for a good bit of time.
  • Mercury dimes are misnamed. What you see on the front of the coin is the profile of "Lady Liberty." The confusion comes in when the designer of the coin, Adolf Weinman, added wings to Liberty’s headdress. According to Weinman, the wings symbolized “liberty of thought.” But in the real world, the coin looked just like the profile of Mercury - messenger of the gods - whose winged feet made him as fast the the modern world's superhero, "The Flash!" Still, you will find references to the Mercury Dime as the "Winged Liberty" 10-cent piece.
  • Of course, as a coin designer, Adolf Weinman is better known for the Walking Liberty half dollar.
  • 1938 Mercury dimes are considered common by many coin collectors, as the United States Mint made more than 35 million dimes that year.
  • A Brilliant Uncirculated Mercury Dime is a great way to enhance any investment portfolio!
  • The 1931-dated Mercury silver dimes are something of a historic oddity. Due to the economic troubles of the Great Depression, no quarters, half dollars, silver dollars or commemorative half dollars were struck in 1931. These 10-cent pieces, from the three mints, were the only silver coinage produced in 1931 by the U.S. Mint.
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The Metal Detector Guy: Always in search of buried treasure

Park Bugle - 16 hours ago
Como Park is an old neighborhood with old houses and old yards. For a guy with a metal detector, it's Valhalla. For Nick Torok, the community was a playground when he was growing up: a world to...

Coin Finds: Mercury find

Numismatic News - 3 weeks ago
This month I found a 1943 Mercury dime in F/VG in a stack including three foreign coins someone had left as rejects near a Coinstar machine. I wonder why the person who left it there thought it was a...

Publicist: Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

The Mercury News - 3 days ago
Joey Levitch made his professional debut at age 5, singing the Depression tearjerker “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” to great applause. He recalled that he eventually lost all interest in school...

Crowd-working for Amazon took a physical and psychological toll for one woman

Baltimore Sun - 5 hours ago
You don't know if another task will pop up, and most HITs pay less than a dime. One study found the median hourly wage for all MTurk tasks is only $1.38. The worker flexibility and choice that...

Danza para la Resistencia at Music of the Revolution

The Portland Mercury (blog) - 4 weeks ago
The bands playing are absolute top notch—Tin Silver, Trujillo, and the Fernando Band will perform, and every dime raised will be donated to El Programa Hispano Católico. This is a cause that is...

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Publish Date: 11/03/2010 21:40

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Complete Mercury Dime/Winged Liberty Head Set.

This video was recorded on May 3, 2008. This is a video of my complete Mercury Dime set. These coins are also known as Winged Liberty Head Dimes. This is the complete collection and includes the 1921's, the 1916-D, and the 1942/41 variety. The first ...

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