Lot Number:27
Start Time:4/30/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:5/19/2024 10:14:00 PM
Bid Count:5
Winning Bidder:p****p
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$1.50
Current Bid:$7.00
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The Mercury dime, also referred to as the Winged Liberty Head dime, was a ten-cent coin minted by the United States Mint from late 1916 to 1945. It's a popular collector's item known for its beautiful design. Here's a closer look:


  • Obverse (front): Featured a profile portrait of Liberty wearing a winged Phrygian cap, a symbol of freedom during the Roman Republic. The design was created by Adolph Weinman and some believe the model was Elsie Stevens, the wife of lawyer and poet Wallace Stevens.
  • Reverse (back): Displayed a fasces (a bundle of rods bound together with an axe blade protruding) symbolizing unity and strength, and an olive branch signifying peace.

History (1916-1945):

  • Introduced to replace the Barber dime (1892-1916).
  • Composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.
  • Minted at various U.S. Mints, with mintmarks indicating location (e. Mercury dimes minted in Philadelphia have no mintmark).

Popularity Among Collectors:

  • Mercury dimes are popular among collectors due to their:
    • Beautiful and intricate design
    • Silver content (for earlier issues)
    • Variations in mint locations and year of issue
    • Some relatively rare dates and mintmarks


The value of a Mercury dime depends on several factors:

  • Condition: A well-preserved coin (higher grade) will be worth more than a worn one.
  • Year of Issue and Mintmark: Certain years and mintmarks, particularly those with lower mintage numbers, can be significantly more valuable. For instance, the 1916-D Mercury dime is particularly sought after by collectors.
  • Silver Content: Earlier circulated Mercury dimes (before 1965) have a higher silver content (90%) and can be worth more based on the current silver price.

Here's a general range for common circulated Mercury dimes:

  • $2 to $10 (depending on year and condition)

Uncirculated specimens, especially from the earlier years or with rare varieties, can be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

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