Mercury Dimes

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The Mercury dime was minted from 1916 to 1945 and was produced to replace the Barber dime. The Mercury dime has a second name that comes from the design, Winged Liberty dime. The design consists of a young Liberty who wears a winged caped. The reverse depicted a fasces with an olive branch wrapped around it. The Mercury dime was designed by Adolf A. Weinman. This coin was released into circulation on October 30, 1916.

Mercury Dime Value

The Mercury dime is typically a affordable coin for everyone to collect. You often can get an uncirculated version for under $50. However, there are other versions of the coin that can cost much more money, this is due to rarity, quality, and the mintage. The rare versions of this coin are 1916-D, 1921, 1921-D, and 1926-S.  These coins can cost thousands of dollars, the 1916-D coin can cost over $10,000. You can buy these coins individually, in rolls, and graded. 

Where to buy Mercury Dimes 

You can get any type of these coins at Bullion Shark. You can buy them online on our website or over the phone with one of our numismatic experts. If you prefer to have a more personal experience you can call us at 516-739-5822.


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.