The 90% silver Mercury dime met with widespread approval when introduced in 1916. Designed by the noted sculptor A. A. Weinman, the obverse depicts Liberty wearing a winged cap to signify liberty of thought. The reverse features a bundle of fasces, symbolizing strength and preparedness. An intertwining olive branch stood for the country`s love of peace. The 1931-S Mercury Dime, struck at the San Francisco Mint, is a prized keepsake of early 20th-century America.