Mercury Dime (1916-1945): Values & History

The Mercury Dime, officially known as the Winged Liberty Head Dime, was minted by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. 

The Mercury Dime was designed by sculptor Adolph A. Weinman. The obverse (front) features the head of Liberty wearing a winged cap, often mistaken for the Roman god Mercury, hence the popular nickname "Mercury Dime."

The coin was introduced in 1916, replacing the Barber Dime design. It remained in production until 1945, when it was replaced by the Roosevelt Dime.

Common date Mercury Dimes in circulated condition (Good to Very Fine) are typically valued close to their silver content. As of my last update, this was around $1.50 to $2.00 per coin, based on the current price of silver.

Collectors of Mercury Dimes often focus on building date and mintmark sets, striving to obtain examples from each year and mint of production.

Mercury Dimes are popular among collectors due to their attractive design, historical significance, and affordability for collectors of all levels. 

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