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.
CAC. Sharply struck with a mix of original russet toning and thick frosty white luster.
CAC. A wonderful example of this first year 'Mercury' with rich mint luster and champagne-gold toning at the core that strengthens at the rim with shades of burnt-orange, green, red and turquoise.
Clear date and mintmark.
The 'key' to the set!
Well detailed with nice steel-gray surfaces that display a hint of light blue and even very light remnants of luster.
Well detailed and attractive with problem-free steel-gray surfaces.
Russet and gold toning with vibrant mint luster and a very sharp strike.
A beautiful, well struck Gem example of this early Mercury Dime. The obverse is immersed in a wonderful pool of color with vibrant shades of violet, green, and gold while the reverse is essentially blast white. The entire coin is well struck including full band detail and the surfaces are void of significant abrasions. A very high quality '17-D dime!
A spectacular dime with fiery mint luster, a great strike and gorgeous light iridescent toning. A couple of very trivial marks away from perfection!
CAC approved. Nearly flawless and well struck with virtually full bands. A beautiful silver patina blankets this Premium Gem and a touch of champagne-gold toning attests to its originality. Only 13 have graded MS-66 with just a single coin grading higher at PCGS. Super quality!
Light champagne toning with silky mint luster, no significant marks, and a great strike.
A pleasing, well struck example of this scarce date with light toning and crisp mint luster. Only 6 graded higher by NGC.
A better date in high grade and particularly difficult with full bands. This choice example exhibits vibrant luster with strong band definition. The surfaces are extremely pleasing and show delicate champagne-gold toning.
CAC. A beautiful well struck Gem with exquisite golden toning and an excellent strike. There is partial separation of the center band with the rest of the detail being razor sharp.
CAC. Frosty mint luster with beautiful multi-colored iridescent toning. The center on both sides is nearly white and shades of orange, green, and gold come into play as you pan out towards the rim. This is a wonderful example of this scarce date. Tremendous eye appeal!
Crisp white luster and a solid strike although the center bands lack full definition. The surfaces show minimal abrasions and the overall eye appeal is outstanding. Only 2 non-Full Band coins have graded higher at NGC and none at PCGS.