Mercury Dime/Winged Liberty Dime
Designed by Adolph Weinman and also known as the Winged Liberty dime, the Mercury dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. The dime gained its common name due to the obverse depiction of a young Liberty, identifiable by her winged Phrygian cap, being confused for the Roman god Mercury. The Mercury Dime/Winged Liberty Dime remains one of the most popular U.S. coin types to collect and while there are only a few dates which can be considered scarce, the popularity of the series does make it difficult to complete a full set, particularly in uncirculated condition. In circulated grades, the majority of the issues are easily obtained with the exception of the key date 1916-D.