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P&D Mercury Silver Dimes

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The Mercury Silver Dime was first minted in 1916 and was last struck in 1945.

• It was designed by famed sculptor Adolph A. Weinman.

The obverse features a portrait of Liberty in a winged cap to represent freedom of thought.  However, people thought it showed Mercury, the ancient messenger of the gods who wore wings on his sandals and cap. 

• As a result, the coin became known – mistakenly! – as the Mercury Dime.

• The reverse shows a Roman fasces (an ax within a group of rods) and an olive branch to symbolize the power of the government to enforce security as well as to pursue peace.

• This was America’s Silver Dime from World War I through World War II.

• It was the last Dime to be made entirely in silver and was replaced with the Roosevelt Dime in 1946. 

• This set includes one coin from the Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark) and one from the Denver Mint (“D” mint mark on the reverse). 

 


SKU: 122D
Weight: 1.00
Price: $29.99


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