Mercury Dimes - APMEX has a superb selection of certified 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.
Certified Mercury Dimes Make a Great Addition to any Collection or Portfolio
Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are the top two grading services. Having your Mercury Dimes graded by one of these two services guarantees the value of Mercury Dimes in your collection. These coin grading services guarantee that any Mercury Dime graded by their services are of the exact quality and condition marked on their holder. NGC is known for having thick white coin holders that protect the integrity of the graded NGC coin. NGC has graded over 36 million coins in its 30 years of service. PGCS is known for having several different iterations of designs for the coin holders over the years. These changes in designs add collectibility to a graded PCGS coin. PCGS has graded over 35 million coins in its 30 years of service.