Flowing Hair Large Cents (1793). Do you want to want to get coins at the lowest cost? 1916 D Mercury Silver Dime VG 90% Silver 10c Very Good. The pictures in this listing could be stock photos. The pictures are merely a representation of the product you will receive.A roll of rare mercury dimes that will be a great addition to any collectors' collection. Being 90% silver, mercury dimes are amongst the most widely collected coins in the numismatic industry. Since these coins are 75+ years old, quality mercury dimes are becoming harder and harder to come by. It is history that you can hold in your hands. With that being said, don't let this opportunity pass you up! Mercury dimes contain 0.07234 troy ounce of silver. The composition of all mercury dimes are 0.900 silver, 0.100 copper. The diameter of all mercury dimes are 17.91 mm (0.705 in).
The mass of all mercury dimes are 2.500 g. The designer of the obverse and reverse was Adolph Weinman. Perfect for any collection, add this mercury dime to your cart today!Mercury Silver Dimes - Background & Design: The Mercury dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from late 1916 to 1945. Designed by Adolph Weinman and also referred to as the Winged Liberty Head dime, it gained its common name because the obverse depiction of a young Liberty, identifiable by her winged Phrygian cap, was confused with the Roman god Mercury. Weinman is believed to have used Elsie Stevens, the wife of lawyer and poet Wallace Stevens, as a model. The coin's reverse depicts a fasces, symbolizing unity and strength, and an olive branch, signifying peace. Although the new coin's design was admired for its beauty, the Mint made modifications to it upon learning that vending machine manufacturers were having difficulties making the new dime work in their devices. The coin continued to be minted until 1945, when the Treasury ordered that a new design, featuring recently deceased president Franklin Roosevelt, take its place.
The Mercury dime was minted again but in gold for its centenary in 2016. The item was packaged extremely well and I got faster than expected!
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