minting the long lasting design of the Roosevelt Dime in 1946, The United States
Mint produced the Mercury Dime, which ran from 1916 to 1945. The Mercury Dime
was only ever minted with 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper, unlike the
Roosevelt Dime which made a transition into a copper-nickel alloy from 90 percent
silver in 1965.
Dime, or the mint designation of "Winged Liberty" Dime, began it's run in 1916,
a transitional year in which both the Mercury Dime and The Barber Dime were
produced. The 1916 Mercury Dime as well as the 1916 S Mercury Dime are well
populated coins, however, the 1916 D Mercury Dime happens to be the most sought
after Mercury Dime in the entire series.
few other key dates in the Mercury Dime series, as most Mercury Dime coins were
heavily minted and well used throughout their run. Then, as it is now, the Mercury
Dime is one of the most popular United States coins and, with its aesthetic
appeal, the Mercury Dime will continue to be appreciated for many generations
of coin collectors to come. However, this numismatic appeal does not really
translate into a high value for the common Mercury Dime. Most of the Mercury
Dime series trade on the open market for their silver content alone. The vast
population of the Mercury Dime, on the whole, leaves little rarity in the set
as these coins are easily found in nearly every coin collection, and sometimes
can still be spotted in circulation.
volume of the Mercury Dime still available on the open market underscores the
value of the vast majority of 20th century silver coins, which mostly trade
for just their weight in silver. And since silver is considerably higher now
than it was even just a few years ago, the Mercury Dime is one of many coins
whose numismatic value has been long since eclipsed by its silver content value.
can find a Mercury Dime with a better date or key date that remains in brilliant
uncirculated condition, or close to it, consider your coin a bullion investment
piece. At Nevada Coin & Jewelry, our numismatic and bullion experts can evaluate
any Mercury Dime in your collection at no cost to you. We can quickly and accurately
determine if your Mercury Dime is one of the rare key dates or if your Mercury
Dime is in a condition that qualifies as brilliant uncirculated. And, we provide
the highest cash offers for your Mercury Dime. After being a well respected
member of the business community of Las Vegas for over 30 years, our coin professionals
have accumulated significant experience in evaluating the Mercury Dime.
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