When a new 90% silver dime was introduced in 1916, the public mistook the obverse design for a representation of the male god Mercury, messenger to the Roman gods. The name "Mercury Dime" took, although the coin actually depicts Liberty wearing a winged cap to signify freedom of thought. The Red Book Guide to U.S. Coins lists the series as the Winged Liberty Head or "Mercury" dime. With either name, the coin is beautiful, artistic, and in great demand among collectors.
- Mint Mark: San Francisco
- Product Type: Single Products
- Year: 1917
- Material: Silver