Category Archives: 1916-D Mercury Dime

The 6 Classic Mercury Dime Key Dates & Rarities

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Winged Liberty Head Dime, better known as the “Mercury” Dime, was struck by the United States Mint from 1916 through 1945 and became one of the most beloved coins of the 20th century. The Mercury Dime was designed by Adolph A. Weinman, a renowned sculptor who also lay […]

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Coin Finds: Welcome the unexpected

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins Magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt.
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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Sale: Lots You Need to Know: Classic Coins

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. Stack’s Bowers’ Baltimore sales offer a wide range of numismatic items for collectors looking to add important new specimens to their collections. Continuing a series of historic paper money offerings, Stack’s Bowers will headline their impressive 13-session marathon sale with the third offering of the Joel Anderson Collection of Paper Money. […]

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On eBay: Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime Sells for $98,500

  CoinWeek Staff Reports… On August 7, a key date 1916-D Mercury dime graded MS66+FB by PCGS sold on eBay for $98,500. The price is the highest paid for a coin in the grade, based on publicly available data and is higher than the $96,600 paid at Heritage Auctions in January 2018 for an MS67FB from […]

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United States 1916-D Mercury Dime

Description: The Mercury or Winged Liberty dime (1916-1945) has long stood as an iconic coin in the U.S. series. The coin’s elegant design draws heavily from the French Beaux Arts movement of the late 19th century. Its release immediately preceded the Roosevelt dime (1946-Present), and it is the last U.S. dime to be struck entirely in .900 […]

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Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of the most sought after and dangerous twentieth-century U.S. coins. Sought-after due to its status as the key date in the enduringly popular Mercury series; dangerous due decades of chicanery played […]

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Internet Auction #963 from David Lawrence Rare Coins Closing Sunday

By David Lawrence Rare Coins …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #963 is now live with a great selection of 300 fresh, new coins, over 50 No Reserve lots and 50 Vault Values. All lots will begin closing at 8pm EST on Sunday, June 4. Some of the more interesting highlights from this week’s sale include: […]

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Modern Coins at Stack’s Bowers June Baltimore Auction: Lots You Need to Know

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. A diverse mixture of U.S. coins, tokens, patterns, and medals will be on offer when Stack’s Bowers kicks off its Official Sale of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland on June 21-23, and 26 & 27. More than 3,000 items will be offered for sale, with […]

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Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Sharply Struck Key Date 1916-D Mercury Dime

By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ….. No other Mercury dime enjoys the popularity of the 1916-D, a date that is sought in all grades from barely identifiable AG-3 to Gem. Only 264,000 examples of the date were struck at the Denver Mint in 1916. Philadelphia and San Francisco produced Barber dimes […]

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April 21 Release Date Set for 2016 Mercury Dime Gold Coin

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. After months of anticipation, coin collectors can finally zero in on April 21 as the first day they can buy the 2016 Mercury dime gold commemorative coin – the first of three 2016 gold coins to honor the centennial anniversary of classic silver Liberty coin designs by Adolph A. […]

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