Adolph A. Weinman designed the Mercury Dime which was minted from 1916 to 1945. Mercury Dimes were struck in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.
1916-D and the 1942/1 overdates are the most famous as well as the rarest and most expensive Mercury Dimes. But there still plenty of dates from this popular early series that can still be purchased in high grade for a very modest sum.
Flashy white luster and a great strike.
Blast white and virtually mark-free with a great strike including full band detail.
Solid detail for the grade with attractive surfaces.
The 'key' to the series with the lowest mintage at 264,000 pieces. This example has pleasing problem-free surfaces and very bold detail.
CAC. Booming white luster over nearly perfect surfaces. The tiniest trace of toning attests to the originality of this Gem.
Uncirculated Details. Obverse cleaned.
Sharply struck with flashy surfaces that are mostly white on the obverse and lightly toned on the reverse.
CAC. A nearly perfect Premium Gem with a core of booming white luster that is accented with attractive light toning.
Well struck with rich satiny white luster and nearly mark-free surfaces. Outstanding for the grade and a tough date to find with full bands.
CAC. Booming white luster with a tiny trace of toning and a great strike.
Satiny white luster and a very sharp strike with no significant abrasions.
Rich white luster flows across beautiful surfaces with a razor-sharp strike.
Vibrant mint luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Satiny luster and a strong strike with light golden toning.
Vibrant white surfaces with a sprinkle of toning. Very sharply struck with strong eye appeal and housed in an older holder!
Rich cream-white luster and a sharp strike with no significant marks.
CAC. Blazing brilliant luster with a flashy light golden glow. The strike is sharp with very strong reverse band definition and the surfaces are devoid of distracting marks. A wonderful example of this 'key' date!
Pleasing light steel-gray surfaces.