Sell Mercury Dimes & Value Information is a great place to sell Mercury dimes for a really high price. Although the coin weighs only 2.5 grams, you can sell it for $2.01, which is much more than its face value of 10 cents. Mercury silver dimes are made of 90% pure silver and 10% copper. The silver makes the coin valuable and sell for much more than only the face value.

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We don’t just pay for the silver in your Mercury dimes. If you own rare Mercury dimes or error coins, will pay you even more. We are a great place to sell silver coins for the highest possible price.

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Mercury Dime silver coin, minted 1945

Mercury Dimes – A Fact Check

Have you ever taken a look at the money that we use on a daily basis and wondered how the specific designs came about? How about what the coins are actually made of? Today we’ll explore the history of the Mercury dime silver coin.

In 1890, a law was passed that once a coin was designed in the United States Mint, that design must be used for 25 years before any changes could be made to it. As time went by, the general public became less pleased with the design of the dime and in 1916 the decision was made to change it.

Production of Mercury dimes began in June 1916 using a design created by Adolph Alexander Weinman. Still worth the original ten cents, these dimes were minted between 1916 and 1945, although the 1916 dimes were minted in a very limited quantity compared to the dimes created thereafter. The contents of these dimes were 10 percent copper and 90 percent silver.

The new design on the front of the coin featured Lady Liberty with a winged cap on her head, facing the left. “LIBERTY” is printed above her head, and “IN GOD WE TRUST” with the year printed below. Immediately, the public believed the visage was not of Lady Liberty, but rather of the Roman god Mercury. Mercury was the god of trade and wore winged shoes and a winged hat. Although the public was informed of the correct image on the coin, the name “Mercury dime” was still attached.

An interesting fact: Adolph Alexander Weinman owned an apartment in which the poet Wallace Stevens and his wife, Elsie Kachel Stevens, were his tenants. In 1913, Weinman created a bust of Elsie wearing a cap on her head that included wings, a widely known symbol of liberty. Although never confirmed, most people believe that this bust of Elsie is what Weinman used as the face of Lady Liberty in designing the Mercury dime.

The back side of the coin is a bundle of rods tied with an axe, also known as the Roman fasces, which symbolized authority. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (Latin for “one out of many”) are both inscribed on the right side of the fasces.

Mercury Dime Value

A single Mercury dime weighs 2.50 grams and is worth $2.01. Today’s value of this whole Mercury dime collection (60 coins) is $120.41.

Mercury dime silver collection

Mercury Silver Dime Fact Check

Mercury dimes are made of .900 silver and weigh 2.50 grams. The coin’s diameter is 17.91 mm, and they were minted between 1916 and 1945.

Mercury silver Dimes on a scale

Mercury Dime Rim Close-Up

Identify fake Mercury dimes with a closer look at the coin’s rim.

Mercury dime rim close-up with loupe

Mercury Dime Obverse Close-Up

The Mercury dime’s obverse displays a young Liberty with a winged cap.

young Mercury displayed on Mercury Dime, magnifier view

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