History of the Mercury Dime - The Mercury Dime was minted from 1916 through 1945. The coin is actually named a 'Winged Liberty Dime', but as the image of Liberty wearing a cap with wings looked very much like the Roman God Mercury it is better known as a 'Mercury Dime'.
History of the Barber Dime - Barber Dimes, designed by the eponymous Charles E Barber, were produced from 1892 through 1916. Here is the history, collectors notes, key dates, and also the story of the 1894-S which easily commands $1.5 million.
What is a Mercury Dime/Winged Liberty Dime? - The Mercury Dime or Winged Liberty Dime is an American 10 cent coin minted by the US Mint between 1916 and 1945. The head is that of Liberty, wearing a cap with wings on it, but as it looks like Mercury, the Roman messenger of the Gods, it is better known as a Mercury Dime.