One of the most famous American coin designs of all time is that of Winged Liberty. Though you may not conjure up this image by that name, because most people in 20th century America knew the coin as the Mercury Dime. Created by Adolph A. Weinman in 1916, it was one of a flurry of American coins redesigned during the greatest period of American coinage. Right now, 2 oz Winged Liberty Mercury Dime Rounds are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip, with quantities of 10 arriving in a tube.
- Designed by Mark Bogani!
- Created at Intaglio Mint!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse features a replica of Weinman’s Mercury Dime design.
- Reverse bears a unique depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States.
Each one of these 2 oz Winged Liberty Mercury Dime Rounds from the Intaglio Mint is a twist on the original design of the nation’s 10-cent circulation piece during the early 20th century. Intaglio Mint has previously struck and released a 1 oz version of the silver round with the original reverse design, featuring a few twists of its own.
This 2 oz Winged Liberty Mercury Dime Round features a reverse design taken right from the circulation Mercury Dime. The image is that of a Roman fasces wrapped in an olive branch. Engravings around it include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and “One Dime.” Like the obverse design of this round and the original Mercury Dime, this artwork was first created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman.
On the obverse is the image of Winged Liberty. Created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, this design featured on the American 10-cent circulation dime through the death-in-office of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. As early as 1946, new dimes began to emerge from the US Mint with the president’s effigy on the obverse in place of Winged Liberty.
The image of Winged Liberty on the obverse of these rounds is featured in left-profile relief. Her figure is surrounded by engravings of the word “Liberty” above and the American national motto of “In God We Trust” below along with the original issue date of “1916” and the “AW” initials of Weinman.
Adolph A. Weinman’s Winged Liberty design was commonly known as the Mercury Dime because of Liberty’s similar appearance to Mercury, the Roman messenger God. Liberty’s Phrygian cap with wings reminded viewers of Mercury’s winged cap he wore.
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