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1916 Barber & Mercury Dime Transition Set

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You’ll usually see one coin design per denomination in a given year of circulation. But when a design is replaced partway through a year, two different motifs are issued with the same date! This historic 1916 silver dime “transition set” gives you the last year of the 90% silver Barber series and first year of the 90% silver Mercury series.

The handsome Barber dime, featuring a classic bust of Liberty, was introduced 125 years ago in 1892 as the Duryea brothers were developing the first American-made automobile. The Barber series concluded in 1916 when a beautiful new portrait of Liberty wearing a winged cap debuted on U.S. dimes. When the image was mistaken for the Roman messenger god Mercury, the 1916-1947 coins became known as “Mercury dimes.” Add this affordable century-old silver set to your collection today!

  • Product Type: Sets
  • Year: 1916
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