Barber Dime

1892–1916 The Barber dime was designed by Charles E. Barber and first minted in 1892. Barber was Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint at that time. The Barber dime was minted of 90% silver and 10% copper and used the same design as the half dollar and quarter dollar. The Barber dime displays Lady Liberty … Read more

Winged Liberty or Mercury Dime

1916 – 1945 The Winged Liberty dime was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and first minted in 1916. This U.S. coin was minted of 90% silver and 10% copper. The Winged Liberty Dime is commonly known as the Mercury Dime. It is assumed that the obverse of the coin depicts the Roman god Mercury but … Read more

Draped Bust Dime

1796–1807 The Draped Bust Dime, also called the Small Eagle design, was the first dime to be circulated in the United States. The 1796 dated Draped Bust Dime was actually minted in October of 1795 with a total ofonly 42,378 pieces being struck. This design for the dime continued through the year 1807, however, no … Read more

Seated Liberty Dime

1837 – 1891 The Seated Liberty Dime was designed by Christian Gobrecht and first minted in 1837. The obverse features Lady Liberty sitting on a rock, in her right hand she holds the Union Shield inscribed with the word “LIBERTY” and in her left hand she holds a long staff. The reverse side of the 1837 … Read more