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The Ultimate Silver Dime Collection

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The Silver Dime was one of America’s “workhorse” coins in the first  decades of the 20th centuries.  It was a coin that had considerable spending power.  Today, America’s classic Silver Dimes are among the most cherished of all collector coins.  They evoke an era of simplicity and of exceptional designs that were created by true artisans.

This historic collection includes three of America’s most sought-after Silver Dimes – and they are actually the coveted final year of issue coins that are prized collectibles.  All three coins were struck in .900 pure silver and are long out-of-issue.

The first coin is the final Barber Silver Dime that was struck in 1916.   The coin was designed by the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver, Charles E. Barber, who was the most famous and accomplished coin designer in the U.S. Mint’s early history.  The coin features a classical portrait of Lady Liberty on the front.  The Barber Silver Dime was America’s Dime from 1892 through the turn of the century and up to the eve of World War I.

The second coin is the final Mercury Silver Dime that was minted in 1945.  This coin features Liberty in a winged cap to represent freedom of thought – but the design was often mistaken for Mercury, the Roman messenger of the gods who wore wings on his sandals.  The name “Mercury Dime” is therefore a mistake, because the coin does not depict Mercury!   But the name stuck anyway, and it is renowned as one of America’s greatest coin designs.  The coin was designed by famed artist Adolph A. Weinman.  This was America’s Dime from World War I through the Great Depression and World War II.

The third coin is the final Roosevelt Silver Dime minted in 1964.  This coin was first minted in 1946 as a tribute to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died the previous year.  The Dime was chosen because Roosevelt was instrumental in establishing the March of Dimes to help find a cure for polio (a disease from which Roosevelt suffered).  The last Roosevelt Silver Dime was minted in 1964, when the composition was changed to copper-nickel due to the rising cost of silver.  The coin was designed by John R. Sinnock.

These three “final” Silver Dimes disappeared from circulation generations ago.  And although they were once hoarded in great collections, millions of coins were melted for the precious silver when the price of silver bullion soared to over $50 an ounce in 1980. Millions more coins were also melted at other times when silver prices spiked.  To make matters worse, most of these coins were worn out or damaged in circulation due to their “workhorse” nature at the time of issue.

As a result, there are fewer and fewer of these coins available to collectors every year.  For this collection, we have carefully selected only those coins in premier collectible condition.

SKU: 1H34
Weight: 2.00
Price: $24.99


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