The original Mercury Dime was released to public circulation in 1916. It was minted up until 1945 and was one of the last coins in the United States to contain real silver. The 1/10th oz Mercury Dime featured here pays tribute to the original coin and accurately captures the majesty of those that came before. This round is expertly crafted and contains 1/10th troy oz of .999 silver. Though this resembles the Mercury Dime, it is not legal currency nor can it be used as such.
When collectors see the expertly engraved details of this coin, they are not only impressed, but marveled by how well it captures the design of the original Mercury Dime. Artist Adolph Weinman is responsible for the original image, and the front of the coin is a unique version of Lady Liberty. You can immediately see the similarities between the Lady and Mercury, the Greek god, thanks to her winged helmet. In addition to Lady Liberty, there is an arch on the top of the coin with the phrase “Liberty.” The one difference between this design and Weinman’s original is that this coin does not show the mintage year.
On the reverse side, you will find an image of a stylized eagle. The center of the eagle features a shield with stars being upheld by the majestic wings. Below the shield, you will see a scroll unfurling featuring the letters “USA.” In addition, the American flag waves in the background and the scene is surrounded by stars on the left and right sides. The purity and weight are also displayed on the back of the coin.
The 1/10 oz Mercury Dime is perfect for any collector and makes an excellent gift as well. It is a great round to purchase for investment purposes and is shipped safely and securely right to your door. If you would like more information about the 1/10 oz Mercury Dime feel free to contact us at your convenience. We are available through email, online chat or telephone at 1-888-989-7223.