Barber and Liberty Silver Dime Folder Collection
1910-1914 & 1941-1946
The Barber/Liberty Dime was designed in 1892 by Charles E. Barber, Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. At various times, the dimes were struck at the Denver (D), San Francisco (S), and the New Orleans (O) Mints. The mintmark can be found on the reverse side below the know in the bow. The obverse design contains Liberty’s head with a cap and wreath. The word “Liberty” appears on the headband, and the date is centered below the figure. The reverse shows a wreath of American agricultural products with the words "One Cent" in the center.
The Mercury Silver Dime (also referred to as the Winged Liberty Silver Dime) began minting in 1916. Because of the resemblance to the Roman god, Mercury, the coin became popularly known as the “Mercury Head” Dime. The image of Liberty has wings crowning her cap intended to symbolize liberty or freedom of thought. The reverse blends a Roman fasces (an ax surrounded by a tied bundle of sticks) and an olive branch. The mintmark appears on the reverse, below and left of the fasces.
The Roosevelt dime was designed by John R. Sinnock in 1946. This dime has a portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the obverse. The reverse of the design contains a torch, oak branch, and olive branch covering the motto “E Pluribus Unum” (Out of Many, One), surrounded by the words “United States of America” above, and “One Dime” below.
Collection includes five Liberty Barber Dimes from 1910-1914 and five Winged Liberty Head "Mercury" Dimes from 1941-1945. As an additional bonus, you will receive a 1946 Silver Roosevelt Dime. Mounted in its own folder.
Composition of all coins: 90% Silver, 10% Copper