The Mercury Silver Dime was first minted in 1916 and was last struck in 1945. It was designed by famed sculptor Aldoph Weinman. The obverse features a portrait of Liberty in a winged cap to represent freedom of thought. However, people thought the portrait showed Mercury, the ancient messenger of the gods who wore wings on his sandals. As a result, the coin became mistakenly known as the Mercury Dime.
This collection includes one Mercury Silver Dime from each of the last 5 years of issue- 1941 through 1945. Each coin was struck in .900 pure silver.