You’ll usually see one coin design per denomination in a given year of circulation. But when a design is replaced partway through the 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 over 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!
- Year: 1916
- Product Type: Sets
- Material: Silver