The 90% silver Mercury dime debuted in 1916. Designed by A.A. Weinman, this handsome coin featured Liberty with wings symbolizing freedom of thought. However, the public thought the coin was the Roman messenger god Mercury, and the name “Mercury” dime stuck. This 1940 issue is now over 65 years old and recalls the release of the Disney hit Fantasia and FDR’s reelection:
- Mintage considered low by today's standards
- Struck in 90% silver
- Classic design
Considered by fans to be one of the most beautiful silver coins ever produced by the U.S. Mint, it’s noteworthy that something so small could have such an artistic design, add this to your collection today.
- Mint Mark: Philadelphia
- Product Type: Single Products
- Year: 1940