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    1916-D Mercury Dime, MS66 Full Bands
    Undisputed Key to This Popular Series

    1916-D 10C MS66 Full Bands PCGS. CAC. The 1916 introduction of the Winged Liberty or "Mercury" dime marked, according to numismatic art critic Cornelius Vermeule, "the first individual and imaginative design for this small denomination in American numismatic art." Between 1907 and 1921, during the Renaissance of American numismatic art, every U.S. coinage design from the Lincoln cent through double eagle was changed with a broad sweep of the brush -- 10 new designs in all from the Lincoln cent through Saint-Gaudens double eagle. It is no accident that some of these series are among the most popularly collected today, with the Lincoln cent, Buffalo nickel, and Mercury dime likely near the top of the list.

    While the Lincoln cent and Buffalo nickel series each has multiple key coins depending on condition (and color, in the case of cents), it is difficult to make a case for any issue other than the 1916-D dime being a key to the Mercury series. The low mintage of only 264,000 pieces made the issue an instant rarity, and attrition and extensive circulation took their toll on most of the emission. This example has been well cared for since the year of issue. The mint luster is bright and frosted, and each side displays a light accent of magenta patina with a thin sliver of blue at the margins. Population: 26 in 66 (3 in 66+) Full Bands, 9 finer. CAC: 9 in 66, 3 finer (7/19).
    Ex: Houston Money Show Signature (Heritage, 12/2014), lot 3529.
    From The Jona Collection. (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23GY, PCGS# 4907)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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