Mercury Dime Coin Specifications


Mercury Dime

The Mercury Dime was issued from 1916 to 1945. During this time coins were produced at the three primary US Mint facilities of the time located in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Mint marks "D" or "S" appear on the reverse of the coin near the base of the olive branch.

The coins have a predominantly silver composition, which matched other circulating silver coins of its time. The 90% silver content creates an intrinsic value for well circulated coins, which do not carry any numismatic premium.

Below you will find more complete coin specifications for the Mercury Dimes series.


Year:
1916-1945

Mint:
Denver ("D" mint mark)
Philadelphia (no mint mark)
San Francisco ("S" mint mark)

Edge:
Reeded

Designer:
Adolph A. Weinman

Weight:
2.50 grams

Composition:
90% silver, 10% copper

Diameter:
17.9 mm