Coins catalog - Dime, Mercury (1916-1945), United States of America


Dime, Mercury (1916-1945)

The technically-correct crowd will tell you that the Mercury dime should actually be called the Winged Liberty dime. That’s actually true, because that is NOT the ancient god, Mercury on the face of this dime, rather, it is Miss Liberty wearing a cap with wings to symbolize freedom of thought.
So this particular dime will likely ALWAYS be referred to as the “Mercury dime,” simply because popular wisdom trumps technically-correct, every time. Which is also why the one-cent coin will always be popularly referred to as a “penny," rather than the technically-correct, “cent.”

By: Alaincoins




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