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16 Sep 2020

the 1916 D mercury dime

| walking liberty

The 1916 D Mercury dime (otherwise known as the liberty cap dime) had a mintage of just 264 thousand, which is lower than the 1909 S V.D.B penny witch has484000thousand. Back in the day when people were hoarding coins to make money, they focused on the 1916 D and the plain 1916 for some reason. The exact reason the 1916D had such a low mintage is unknown but they are a very pricey coin that brings $949 at the lowest price. But you can't help to wonder why it had such a low mintage because the barber dime that year had a total mintage of24310000.

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TheNumisMaster

Level 4

Funny story about this coin.... Once I was sniping a series of EBay auctions, and saw this coin listed for $50. I did some split-second research into the counterfeits of this date, and quickly came to the conclusion that this one was genuine. Sadly, some old dude sniped ME by .02 seconds... oh well. lol Cheers, NumisMaster

Longstrider

Level 6

Great blog on a fantastic and beautiful coin.

Stumpy

Level 4

The Mercury Dine is a coin that has a stateliness all it's own. I don't have very many, just not in the areas I concentrate on, although I have picked up the odd one here and there when the price was right. I applaud you, that coin is sweet! Thanks for the info. Later!

Great coin, expensive though. Many people can only afford an AG-3 one, but this one is spectacular.

Mokie

Level 5

You've got a nice one, WL. Thanks for sharing it with us.

TheNumisMaster

Level 4

I'm hoping to buy one of these next year, hopefully I can find a decent price...

I. R. Bama

Level 4

I bought the 1916D in F condition. That was pricey enough and I needed it to finish the set. Now I'm getting a 1909S Lincoln cent, paying on the installment plan for that like I did the dime

Golfer

Level 5

Nice. 1916 D is one I don't own. Might keep looking and find one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

Doug S.

Level 4

Thanks for sharing. I have an 1916 D, in VF20.......its as high as I was willing to go. :) The Mercury dime is one of my favorites. Regards Doug

Mike B

Level 6

The big dime is a 1941 with full bands. It goes for about 20,000. No one can find any that's why it's worth so much. The 1916 D is great to own in any condition. I'm always looking for that. Thanks for.sharing and enjoy it great pick up.UPDATE!!! THE 1945 dime with full bands MS 67 sold at auction for 90,000. That's a new high. There were about 450 released into circulation.!!

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