Collectible US Mercury Dimes
After a 25-year run, the Barber dime was replaced in 1916 by a coin known variously as the Winged Liberty Head, Winged Cap, or Mercury dime. The coin was designed by sculptor Adolph Alexander Weinman, with engraving help from George Morgan, the designer of the 1878 Morgan silver dollar. The dime’s design was the result of an open competition, with much better results than a similar contest attempted in 1892. Weinman actually won two...