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1 Dime "Mercury Dime"

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1916-1945
Value 10 Cents = 1 Dime (0.1 USD)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 140, Schön# 133
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

An allegory of Liberty wearing a winged Phrygian cap (freedom of thought) is surrounded with the word "LIBERTY" and accompanied with the motto: "IN GOD WE TRUST"

Lettering: LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1919 AAW

Engraver: Adolph Alexander Weinman

Adolph Alexander Weinman was a German-born American sculptor and architectural sculptor.

Reverse

Mintmark to right of ONE

A fasces mixed with an olive branch shows both that the United States is prepared for the war and its desire for peace. It is accompanied with the motto "E • PLURIBUS UNUM" and surrounded with the facial value and the lettering "UNITED • STATES • OF • AMERICA"

Lettering:
E • PLURIBUS UNUM
UNITED • STATES • OF • AMERICA
* ONE DIME *
D

Engraver: Adolph Alexander Weinman

Adolph Alexander Weinman was a German-born American sculptor and architectural sculptor.

Edge

Reeded (118 reeds)

Comments

What means "doubled die obverse (reverse)":

example of doubled die:


Difference between 1941 small "s" (on top) and regular "s" on bottom. The distance between the lowest branch and the "s" is larger with the small "s":

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1916  22,180,080 1.85 2.93 6.78
1916 D 264,000 Rare
1916 S 10,450,000 7.75
ND (1916-1945)  Date worn off
1917  55,230,000 1.47 3.60 3.92 4.91
1917 D 9,402,000
1917 S 27,330,000 2.45 2.50
1918  26,680,000 1.98 4.88 6.09
1918 D 22,674,800 2.41
1918 S 19,300,000
1919  35,740,000 1.84 2.34 5.54
1919 D 9,939,000 3.88
1919 S 8,850,000 5.53
1920  59,030,000 1.72 2.59 1.45 3.32 3.93
1920 D 19,171,000
1920 S 13,820,000 3.66
1921  1,230,000 25.94
1921 D 1,080,000
1923  50,130,000 2.81 2.85 2.89 3.43
1923 S 6,440,000
1924  24,010,000 2.20 2.70 1.79 3.38
1924 D 6,810,000 2.52
1924 S 7,120,000 1.09
1925  25,610,000 2.46 4.85
1925 D 5,117,000
1925 S 5,850,000 2.92
1926  32,160,000 1.55 2.70 2.50
1926 D 6,828,000
1926 S 1,520,000
1927  28,080,000 1.47 2.34 3.93 3.11
1927 D 4,812,000
1927 S 4,770,000
1928  19,480,000 2.70 2.95 3.05
1928 D 4,161,000
1928 S 7,400,000 4.07 large "S"
1928 S small "S"
1929  25,970,000 2.65 2.87 3.55
1929 D 5,034,000
1929 S 4,730,000 3.34
1929 S doubled die obverse
1930  6,770,000
1930 S 1,843,000
1931  3,150,000
1931  doubled die obverse & reverse
1931 D 1,260,000
1931 S 1,800,000
1931 S doubled die obverse
1934  24,080,000 1.94 1.89 2.08 3.93
1934 D 6,772,000
1935  58,830,000 2.54 1.89 2.23 2.22 3.24
1935 D 10,477,000 1.13 1.51
1935 S 15,840,000 2.76 1.79
1936  87,504,130 1.86 1.95 2.34 3.02 4.05
1936  doubled die obverse
1936  4,130 Proof
1936 D 16,132,000 2.78
1936 S 9,210,000
1937  56,865,756 2.55 1.97 2.05 3.16 13.32
1937  doubled die obverse
1937  5,756 Proof
1937 D 14,146,000 3.37 2.95
1937 S 9,740,000 2.16
1937 S doubled die obverse
1938  22,198,728 1.95 2.45 2.91
1938  8,728 Proof
1938 D 5,537,000
1938 S 8,090,000 4.49
1939  67,749,321 1.97 2.45 2.84 2.22
1939  doubled die obverse
1939  9,321 Proof
1939 D 24,394,000 1.81 3.01 4.60
1939 S 10,540,000
1940  65,361,827 1.96 1.66 2.22 2.13
1940  11,827 Proof
1940 D 21,198,000 1.96
1940 S 21,560,000 1.79 1.61
1941  175,106,557 2.35 1.97 2.69 3.21 5.54
1941  doubled die obverse
1941  16,557 Proof
1941 D 45,634,000 2.74 2.16 5.63
1941 D doubled die obverse
1941 S 43,090,000 2.34 1.61 (fr) gros "S"
1941 S 5.98 doubled die obverse
1941 S 2.70 small "S"
1942  205,432,329 1.97 1.98 2.33 3.32 10.81
1942  22,329 Proof
1942 D 60,740,000 2.10 2.28 4.51 21.71
1942 S 49,300,000 2.22 2.56 8.73
1943  191,710,000 1.98 1.27 2.40 4.65 3.69 6.65
1943 D 71,949,000 2.90 2.91 3.22 27.52
1943 S 60,400,000 2.71 2.09 1.69 17.48
1944  231,410,000 1.72 2.46 2.22 3.33 5.89 24.66
1944 D 62,224,000 2.20 2.72 2.22 2.64
1944 S 49,490,000 2.09 2.58 2.91
1945  159,130,000 1.73 1.92 2.22 2.77 12.79
1945 D 40,245,000 2.33 1.97 1.29
1945 S 41,920,000 2.98 3.63
1945 S very small "S"

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