When the Mercury Dime was introduced in 1916 no one could have imagined how popular the design would be into the future. Today this design is considered legendary. This silver round is a tribute to the design and looks great in a bigger size and with higher quality than the original. The image on the front is not actually Mercury but Liberty wearing a hat that is reminiscent of Mercury, the messenger god who was known for his winged hat.
- Made of 1 oz .999 fine silver
- The obverse side of the round has Adolph A. Weinman’s design of Lady Liberty
- On the reverse side is a Roman fasces wrapped in an olive branch
The obverse of this side features a design by Adolph A. Weinman that is very different from how we are used to seeing Lady Liberty. Here she is wearing a pileus cap. Her hair, which is short and curly here, spills out a bit. This coupled with a more masculine looking Liberty makes her resemble Mercury very much. This is why collector’s nicknamed it the “Mercury dime”. Above her head is ‘LIBERTY’. Beneath her chin is ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’.
On the reverse is another image that is very Roman which is a fasces. A fasces is a bundle of sticks and an ax bound together with leather. It is a symbol of power and authority. This was very familiar to Romans as their leaders carried them. Around the top of the image is ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’. Below the image is ‘1 TROY OZ .999 FINE SILVER’. To the right of the image is ‘E PLURIBUS UNUM’.
Here is an opportunity to own a wonderful tribute to American coin history. This makes a great way to get a beautiful round and add some high quality silver to your portfolio. Get yours today.