Mercury Dimes (1916 - 1945) (Certified)
APMEX has a superb selection of Mercury Dimes.
The Mercury Dime was designed by Adolph A. Weinman. His allegorical representation of the Greek god Mercury was to symbolize ‘Liberty’ was loved by the collectors of the day. The wings on her cap were supposed to represent ‘Liberty of Thought.’ The reverse depicts a fasces with an olive branch behind it. The 1916-D is the ‘key’ date of the series, with a mintage of only 264,000 pieces. Another pair of interesting varieties are the 1942/1 and 1942/1-D. Both of these overdates are highly sought by collectors and dealers.