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Mercury Dime
Years of Production: 1916 through 1945
Compostion: Silver and copper
Minted at: Mercury dimes were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint and San Francisco Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: Reverse side, bottom, slightly left below fasces.
Designer: The Mercury dime was designed by Adolph A. Weinman.
Comments: Mercury dimes do not portray Mercury, but rather Liberty in a winged cap. Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.

How much is my Mercury Dime worth? A dime -- with a face value of 10 cents -- can be worth more depending on certain factors. The silver content of Mercury Dimes increases their value. Coin value is dependant on the coin's condition, often rated as Fair, Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF) or Extremely Fine (EF or XF). Proof coins are specially struck coins with mirrored surfaces.

In addition to the quality of a coin, its value is also dependant on how rare it is. Below is a list of the approximate mintages of Mercury Dimes.

1916 22 Million
1916-S 11 Million
1916-D 264 Thousand
1917 55 Million
1917-S 27 Million
1917-D 9 Million
1918 27 Million
1918-S 19 Million
1918-D 23 Million
1919 36 Million
1919-S 9 Million
1919-D 10 Million
1920 59 Million
1920-S 14 Million
1920-D 19 Million
1921 1 Million
1921-D 1 Million
1923 50 Million
1923-S 6 Million
1924 24 Million
1924-S 7 Million
1924-D 7 Million
1925 26 Million
1925-S 6 Million
1925-D 5 Million
1926 32 Million
1926-S 2 Million
1926-D 7 Million
1927 28 Million
1927-S 5 Million
1927-D 5 Million
1928 20 Million
1928-S 7 Million
1928-D 4 Million
1929 26 Million
1929-S 5 Million
1929-D 5 Million
1930 7 Million
1930-S 2 Million
1931 3 Million
1931-S 2 Million
1931-D 1 Million
1934 24 Million
1934-D 7 Million
1935 59 Million
1935-S 16 Million
1935-D 11 Million
1936 88 Million
1936-S 9 Million
1936-D 16 Million
1937 57 Million
1937-S 10 Million
1937-D 14 Million
1938 22 Million
1938-S 8 Million
1938-D 6 Million
1939 68 Million
1939-S 11 Million
1939-D 24 Million
1940 65 Million
1940-S 22 Million
1940-D 21 Million
1941 175 Million
1941-S 43 Million
1941-D 46 Million
1942 205 Million
1942-S 49 Million
1942-D 61 Million
1943 192 Million
1943-S 60 Million
1943-D 72 Million
1944 231 Million
1944-S 50 Million
1944-D 62 Million
1945 159 Million
1945-S 42 Million
1945-D 40 Million

Coins - Dimes - Mercury Dimes

Coin collecting or Numismatics rewards the hobbyist in many ways. Coin values can be strictly described as the monetary value or price of given coins; but the knowledge of history, economics and geography available to coin collectors makes coin collecting an invaluable experience well worth sharing with friends, children and grandchildren.

A coin collection need not start with particularly old, rare, or valuable coins of gold or silver. Young collectors are captivated by the unfamiliar designs of such standard American coins as the Indian Head Penny and the Buffalo Nickel. Representative examples of such quintessential coins can be obtained at minimal cost to novice collectors willing to accept coins with high mintages or some wear. Patient culling can be more economical than paying dealer prices. Such coins will help teach basic lessons in grading coins and help to fill up the empty slots in the novice's coin albums. The newly released State Quarters series and Sacagawea Dollars can also be interesting points of entry for young hobbyists discovering the world of coin collecting.

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