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1941 Mercury Dime // Clipped Planchet Mint Error // NGC Certified AU55

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Properly known as the “Winged Liberty” dime in the Mint’s official description, this popular coin features a stunning example of a youthful Lady Liberty on the obverse wearing a winged Phrygian cap to symbolize freedom of thought. However, this was publicly confused almost immediately after its release in October of 1916 with a likeness of the Roman God Mercury, and thus this coin’s enduring colloquial name was born. The reverse features the fasces carried by Roman magisterial lictors and symbolizes power and justice, as well as strength in numbers, and is accompanied by an olive branch of peace. The Mercury dime spanned an era that witnessed two World Wars, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the entirety of Prohibition. It continues to be one of the most beloved coins in American history, more than 70 years after its last mintage in 1947. The example offered here is a hard to come mint error of the classic mercury dime. It is a unique clipped planchet mint error creating a one of a kind design. You will receive the unique coin shown in the photos housed in a deluxe collector’s pouch with a certificate of authenticity.

Product Details
  • Measurements
    3"L x 3"W x .1"H
  • OriginUnited States

— Type: Mercury Dime (1916-1947)
— Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
— Weight: 2.50 grams
— Diameter: 17.9 mm
— Composition: 0.900 silver, 0.100 copper
— Net silver weight: 0.07234 oz pure silver
— Obverse Design: Liberty with winged cap
— Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST / DATE
— Reverse Design: Fasces with axe / Olive branch

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