10 facts about Mercury Dimes 

Design: Despite its name, Mercury Dimes do not depict the Roman god Mercury; instead, they feature Liberty adorned with a winged cap, symbolizing the freedom of thought.

Production Years: Minted from 1916 to 1945, the era of Mercury Dimes coincided with significant historical events such as World War I and World War II.

Designer: Adolph A. Weinman, a renowned sculptor and artist, crafted both the obverse and reverse designs of the Mercury Dime, showcasing his artistic talent.

Composition: Comprising 90% silver and 10% copper, Mercury Dimes boast a distinctive silvery appearance.

Mint Marks: Identify the mint location by finding a small "D" (Denver), "S" (San Francisco), or "P" (Philadelphia) mark on the reverse side of the dime.

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Collectibility: Coin collectors highly covet Mercury Dimes for their unique design and silver content.

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Numismatic Value: Exceptional condition or minting errors can elevate the value of some Mercury Dimes to significant premiums.

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Name Confusion: The misnomer "Mercury Dime" persists due to the winged cap's resemblance to the headgear of the Roman god Mercury.

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Wartime Silver: The demand for silver during World War II led to changes in the dime's composition from 1942 to 1945, resulting in the creation of "War Nickels."

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Varieties: Notable variations of Mercury Dimes include those with doubled dies, mint errors, and specific mintmarks.

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