Sell Mercury Dimes & Value Information
reDollar.com is a great outlet to sell Mercury dimes for a really high price. Although the coin weighs only 2.5 grams, you can sell it for $1.72 what 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 selling for much more than only the face value.
Get Paid Much More For Error Dimes
We don’t only pay for the silver in your Mercury dimes. If you own rare Mercury dimes or error coins, reDollar.com pays you even more. We are a great place to sell silver coins for the highest possible price.
Sell Mercury Dimes
It;s so easy to sell Mercury dimes with our company. You can either request a free shipping label what makes it easy to mail-in your coins to our company for receiving a purchase offer in less than 48 hours. Alternatively, we also offer mailing kits what makes selling even more comfortable.
Mercury Dimes – A Fact Check
Have you ever taken a look at the money that we use on a daily basis to exchange for goods and services and wonder how that specific design came about? How about what the coins are actually made of? Today we will explore the Mercury Dime Silver Coin.
In 1890 a law was passed that once a coin was designed in the United States Mint that said design must be used for 25 years before any changes could be made to it. As time went by the general public was no longer pleased with the current design, and in 1916 the decision was made to change the coin’s design.
Production of the Mercury Dimes began in June 1916 using a design created by Adolph Alexander Weinman. Still being worth the initial ten-cents, these dimes were minted between 1916 and 1945, although the 1916 D’s were minted in a significant limited quantity versus 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 to 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 is the “God of Trades” and wore winged shoes and a winged hat. Although the public was informed of the correct image on the coin, the title “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. Weinman created a bust of Elsie in 1913 wearing a cap on her head which included wings, a widely known symbol of liberty. Although never confirmed, the majority 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. The 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 $1.72. The today’s value of this whole Mercury dime collection (60 coins) is $103.26.
Mercury Silver Dime Fact Check
Mercury dimes were 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 Dime Rim Close-Up
Identify faked Mercury dimes with a closer look at the coin’s rim.
Mercury Dime Obverse Close-Up
The Mercury dime’s obverse displays a young Liberty with a winged cap.