Silver Mercury Dime Circulated

  • Silver Content - 0.0715 troy oz
  • Gross Weight - 2.50 g
  • Denomination - $0.10
  • Grade - Circulated
  • Composition - 90% silver, 10% copper
  • Coin Diameter - 17.9 mm.
  • Thickness - 1.35 mm.
  • Manufacturer - US Mint
  • Mint Mark - Varies
  • Mint Dates - 1916-1945

OVERVIEW

The Mercury Dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. Also referred to as the Winged Liberty Head dime, it gained its common name as the obverse depiction of a young Liberty, identifiable by her winged Phrygian cap, was confused with the Roman god Mercury. However the coins designer Adolph Weinman is believed to have used Elsie Stevens, the wife of lawyer and poet Wallace Stevens, as a model. The coin’s reverse depicts a fasces, symbolizing unity and strength, and an olive branch, signifying peace.

MINTING

All 90% Silver Mercury Dimes listed here are from 1916-1945. The Mercury Dime is considered the most minted 90% coin, with an average of mintage of 34,760,050 each year of production.