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.
A mostly light silver-gray core blends into overall russet towards the periphery. An iconic date and highly desirable.
Flashy white luster and a sharp strike with the appearance of a mint state coin. The 'key' date to the Mercury Dime series and a coin with outstanding eye appeal!
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.
Creamy-white luster with champagne toning along the periphery.
CAC. Booming white luster with a tiny trace of toning and a great strike.
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 white luster and a very sharp strike with no significant abrasions.
CAC. Thick frosty luster and an excellent strike. Lovely gold-violet tints on the obverse while the reverse is cream-white. Quite attractive.
Rich cream-white luster and a sharp strike with no significant marks.
Lustrous surfaces glow with a mostly soft champagne tint. Intermittent rich champagne-gold tone provides attractive nuance. The strike is very sharp and eye appeal is strong.
A better date with attractive silver-white surfaces and a touch of violet tint.
CAC. Satiny cream-white surfaces and a very sharp strike. Marks are minimal and the look is outstanding on this 'key' date.
Attractive surfaces with a faint gold-rose tint. A slender rainbow crescent of color on the reverse adds eye appeal. Well struck and a clean look.