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.
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CAC. Brilliant satiny white luster blends with soft violet and gold hues. A touch of green tint clings to the lower periphery on the reverse. The strike is sharp and distinct and the separation in the bands is unquestionable. An outstanding Gem example of a popular rarity!
CAC. A nearly perfect Premium Gem with a core of booming white luster that is accented with attractive light toning.
Cream-white luster rests upon satiny surfaces. The strike is excellent throughout and the eye appeal is strong. A tougher date in all grades and this example is a very lofty grade. Only 8 'full band' coins have graded finer at NGC and the highest grade was only 1 point above.
Satiny champagne-white luster and a very sharp strike with no significant abrasions.
Sprinkles of crimson gold and a touch of blue-violet rest upon lustrous silver-white surfaces. The strike is sharp and the bands are distinct. A very scarce and desirable date at this grade level.
Flashy white luster and a sharp strike with very clean surfaces. A tough date to find with full band detail!
A well defined example of this semi-key date with lustrous silver-gray surfaces that have a faint champagne hue.
CAC. Satiny cream-white surfaces and a very sharp strike. Marks are minimal and the look is outstanding on this 'key' date.
CAC. Blast white with clean surfaces and a sharp strike. Many of the 'full bands' examples of this date have peripheral softness and that isn't the case on this remarkably well preserved Gem.
CAC. Well struck with lustrous lightly toned surfaces that are nearly mark-free.
A pleasing example of this scarce date.
CAC. Problem-free battleship gray surfaces.
A nice problem-free example of this semi-key date.
CAC. A stunning rainbow of color on the obverse evolves from lemon-lime pastel into rich turquoise and fuchsia. The reverse consists of an olive-gold inner core and a richer blend along the periphery that includes touches of turquoise and russet. A sharp strike with nearly full bands and strong luster. Amazing eye appeal!
Blast white satiny surfaces exhibit a razor-sharp strike and a nearly pristine look. No coins with or without 'full bands' have graded numerically finer at either service.
Blast white and a sharp strike with wonderful eye appeal. A very scarce date with full band detail!