Mercury Dimes For Sale
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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