One of America’s most beloved coinage designs was undoubtedly the Mercury Dime. Outshined in its day by the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, the Mercury Dime remains on the most popular historic designs to this day, and was created by the same man who developed the Walking Liberty Half Dollar: Adolph A. Weinman. Right now, you can purchase 90% Silver Mercury Dimes online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic containing 50 dimes!
- Mercury Dime in circulation 1916 to 1945.
- Contains 90% pure silver content per coin.
- Bears individual face values of $.10 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Total face value of $5 available in this listing!
- Obverse features the image of Winged Liberty.
- Reverse includes the olive branch and Roman fasces.
- Designed by Adolph A. Weinman.
In this product listing you have a chance to buy valuable 90% silver in the form of the nation’s greatest 10-cent piece design of all time. During the early 1910s, the federal government was in the midst of overhauling the designs of the nation’s currency to reflect the modernity and growing power of the country.
Adolph A. Weinman was one of a few artists whose designs passed competitions and approval by the Treasury Department and United States Mint. Not only did his Walking Liberty design become the face of the half-dollar coin, but his Winged Liberty became the face of the nation’s 10-cent piece as well.
Your purchase of this product today includes a total of 50 US Mercury Dimes from the circulation period of 1916 to 1945. The coins arrive in a protective plastic with a total face value of $5 (USD) backed by the US government.
On the obverse of all coins is the image of a young Liberty with a winged cap on her head. The design from Weinman so closely mirrored that of the Roman messenger god Mercury, that Americans took to calling the coin the Mercury Dime, even though the design was technically known as the Winged Liberty depiction.
The reverse of all coins features the image of a Roman fasces wrapped in the olive branches of peace. This too was designed by Weinman during the competition to create new coinage depictions for US coins. Weinman’s Mercury Dime design replaced the long-running Barber Coinage of the US Mint, which had been created by US Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber.
All US Mercury Dimes available in this product listing were originally struck by either the Denver Mint, San Francisco, or Philadelphia Mint.
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