Lot of (77) 1916-1945 Mercury Dimes in Book

With 1916D

  • Lot number 2577579
  • Total bids 32
  • Winning bid $1,500.00
  • Buyer's premium $255.00
  • Total $1,755.00

Lot includes all (77) Please see scans for details regarding the condition of the coins.

Mercury dimes are very popular ten-cent pieces produced by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. This dime is composed of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. The coin contains a total of just over .072 troy ounces of silver.

The Mercury Dime is also commonly referred to as the Winged Liberty Head Dime and was designed by Adolph Weinman. The coin got its common name from its reverse depiction of a young Liberty which was confused with the Roman god Mercury.

Although the coin’s design was looked upon favorably, some modifications had to be made because the coin did not get along with vending machines. The coin was produced until 1945, at which time the Treasury ordered a new design featuring recently deceased President Franklin Roosevelt.

Due to the uniqueness of each item, please refer to the photos provided in this auction. We offer high resolution images of each item rather than a written description of condition.

This item is being shipped from the Pristine Auction warehouse.