Mercury Dime Coins FAQs
The design of Lady Liberty with a winged Phrygian cap on the obverse looks a lot like the Roman god Mercury.
2.5 grams composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. Pure silver weight =.07234
The Mercury Dime was designed by Adolph A. Weinman. It was minted from 1916 to 1945 and is also sometimes referred to as the "Winged Liberty Head Dime" because the depiction of Liberty on the coin, which resembles the Roman god Mercury, is actually intended to be a representation of Liberty with wings on her cap. Weinman's design was chosen as part of an initiative to beautify American coinage.
The key date for the Mercury Dime series is the 1916-D. This particular dime is the most sought after by collectors due to its low mintage and is often considered the rarest and most valuable Mercury Dime. If you're looking to add one to your collection, it's essential to ensure its authenticity and check its condition, as these factors significantly influence its value.
The reverse (back) of the coin just to the right of the "E" in "ONE"
Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.