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Silver Coin Investing – Silver Mercury Dimes

by Silver Coin Guy on August 3, 2012

Silver Mercury DimeMercury dimes, often considered one of the most beautiful coins ever produced by the US mint, are one of the most popular silver coins collected by coin collectors.

Mercury Dimes were minted between 1916 and 1945.  They were replaced by the Roosevelt dime in 1946 to commemorate the death of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945.

Like all junk silver coins, they are composed of 90% Silver and 10% Copper.

(Because $1.40 worth of junk silver coins equals one troy ounce of silver each dime contains .71429 ounces of silver.)

Another name for the Mercury dime is the “Winged Liberty” dime, because the figure on the front of the Mercury dime isn’t actually Mercury. It’s the goddess Liberty wearing a winged helmet, which caused the confusion.

These coins were produced at the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints.

Like all junk silver dimes these are a great addition to your silver collection, whether you’re a coin collector, investor or survivalist.  Pick up some Mercury Dimes here.

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