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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)
Metal 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 2.00 3.02 6.90
1916 D 264,000 Rare
1916 S 10,450,000 8.77
ND (1916-1945)  Date worn off
1917  55,230,000 1.57 3.66 6.04
1917 D 9,402,000
1917 S 27,330,000
1918  26,680,000 1.51 3.70 6.19
1918 D 22,674,800 2.71
1918 S 19,300,000
1919  35,740,000 1.86 6.19
1919 D 9,939,000 3.94
1919 S 8,850,000
1920  59,030,000 1.51 2.75 1.48 3.38 4.00
1920 D 19,171,000 7.26
1920 S 13,820,000
1921  1,230,000 26.38
1921 D 1,080,000
1923  50,130,000 2.86 3.16 2.18 3.38
1923 S 6,440,000
1924  24,010,000 2.24 2.86 1.82 3.50
1924 D 6,810,000 2.56
1924 S 7,120,000
1925  25,610,000 2.86
1925 D 5,117,000
1925 S 5,850,000 2.24
1926  32,160,000 1.58 3.05 1.93 2.25
1926 D 6,828,000
1926 S 1,520,000
1927  28,080,000 1.54 2.75 3.32
1927 D 4,812,000
1927 S 4,770,000
1928  19,480,000 2.75 2.59
1928 D 4,161,000
1928 S 7,400,000 large "S"
1928 S small "S"
1929  25,970,000 2.75 2.53 5.06
1929 D 5,034,000
1929 S 4,730,000 3.40
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 1.97
1934 D 6,772,000
1935  58,830,000 2.58 1.84 1.86 2.56 3.30
1935 D 10,477,000 1.54
1935 S 15,840,000
1936  87,504,130 1.98 2.50 2.98 3.27
1936  doubled die obverse
1936  4,130 Proof
1936 D 16,132,000 2.83
1936 S 9,210,000
1937  56,865,756 2.59 2.00 2.21
1937  doubled die obverse
1937  5,756 Proof
1937 D 14,146,000
1937 S 9,740,000 2.20
1937 S doubled die obverse
1938  22,198,728 1.91 2.24 2.96
1938  8,728 Proof
1938 D 5,537,000
1938 S 8,090,000 4.71
1939  67,749,321 2.02 2.49 2.88 2.23
1939  doubled die obverse
1939  9,321 Proof
1939 D 24,394,000 3.37 4.68
1939 S 10,540,000
1940  65,361,827 1.50 2.25
1940  11,827 Proof
1940 D 21,198,000 2.35
1940 S 21,560,000 1.66 2.00
1941  175,106,557 2.78 2.49 2.74 2.77 4.82
1941  doubled die obverse
1941  16,557 Proof
1941 D 45,634,000 2.07 2.58
1941 D doubled die obverse
1941 S 43,090,000 (fr) gros "S"
1941 S 6.08 doubled die obverse
1941 S 2.75 small "S"
1942  205,432,329 2.08 2.01 2.31 3.21
1942  22,329 Proof
1942 D 60,740,000 2.41 4.58 14.77
1942 S 49,300,000 2.44 2.21 8.88
1943  191,710,000 2.40 1.23 2.50 4.58 3.75 6.34
1943 D 71,949,000 2.98 32.24
1943 S 60,400,000 2.20 1.67 17.77
1944  231,410,000 1.63 2.49 2.26 3.38 24.85
1944 D 62,224,000 3.19 2.25
1944 S 49,490,000 2.13 2.38 2.96
1945  159,130,000 1.76 1.69 2.25 4.04 14.96
1945 D 40,245,000 2.37 2.13 1.21
1945 S 41,920,000 3.42
1945 S very small "S"

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