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Mercury Dime (1916 - 1945)

Although this type of dimes is commonly called Mercury Dime, it is also known as the Winged Liberty Head dime because of its obverse depicting a representation of Liberty with wings crowing her cap. The wings symbolize liberty of thought. However, the Mercury Head dime resembles a lot the Roman god Mercury and this is where its name comes from. Issued around the time of USA's impending entry into WWI, the Mercury dime carries a lot of symbols in its design. Still influenced by the Roman culture, the designer A.A. Weinman placed an ax covered by sticks tied together with rods, on the reverse. According to the "Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins," the ax or "fasces" represented the expression "the power of life and death." In ancient Roman law this expression meant having the power to kill mercifully by the blade or mercilessly by the rods. Weinman's symbolic message was aimed towards the enemies of liberty and was also describing the country's military preparedness. An olive branch was placed around the ax symbolizing the country's willingness of peace. The designer's initials AW are placed to the right of Liberty's neck.

The Executive Coin Company is one of the top coin dealers in United States who offers a variety of Mercury Head Dimes in different grades and condition. Our selection includes high grade and certified Mercury dimes as well as key dates such as the 1916-D dime and the 1921-P dime. We also offer Mercury dimes with Full Split Bands and also the popular 1942/1 and 1942/1 D overdates. All dimes we offer are expertly photographed with great care and accuracy to help you make the best choice for your collection! Check out our online selection below.
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1916-1919
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1916-1919

   1916-D Mercury Dime AG Key Date $636.00
   1916-D Mercury Dime Nice G/VG Key Date $1,025.00
   1917-P Mercury Dime Choice BU++ Superb Eye Appeal $64.00
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1920-1929

   1920-S Mercury Dime MS63+ FSB Nice Original $1,160.00
   1921-P Mercury Dime G Key Date Nice Surfaces $46.00
   1923-S Mercury Dime PCGS AU50 Nice Strike $85.00
   1927-P Mercury Dime Nice VF/XF $46.00
   1929-S Mercury Dime NGC Unc Details Broadstruck Mint Error Improperly Cleaned $480.00
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1930-1939

   1935-D Mercury Dime NGC AU58 Split Hands Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster $43.00
   1936-P Mercury Dime PCGS PR64 NICE EYE APPEAL Nice Luster GREEN LABEL HOLDER $870.00
   1936-P Mercury Dime PCGS PR64 Always Tough to Find Strong Strike $940.00
   1936-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS66FB Great Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $240.00
   1938-P Mercury Dime PCGS MS66FB Great Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $74.00
   1939-P Mercury Dime PCGS MS67 Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $64.00
   1939-D Mercury Dime NGC MS66 Bright White Great Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster $27.00
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1940-1945

   1941 Mercury Dime NGC PF65 OLD FATTY HOLDER Nice Luster $185.00
   1942-D Mercury Dime AU/BU Detail Key Date $690.00
   1942-S Mercury Dime NGC MS65 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $22.00
   1943-D Mercury Dime NGC MS66FB $40.00
   1943-S Mercury Dime PCGS MS66FB Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike $64.00
   1944 Mercury Dime NGC MS65 Broadstruck on Blank Mint Error Superb Eye Appeal $370.00
   1944-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS66FB Blast White Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster $43.00
   1944-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS66+FB Blast White Gem Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike $74.00
   1944-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS67FB Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike $135.00
   1945-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS66FB Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster And Strike $53.00
   1945-S Mercury Dime Micro S CAC Sticker PCGS MS66+ Blazing White Gem $265.00
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