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About $5 Tubes of 90% Silver Mercury Dimes

Even though modern dimes are no longer made of silver, you can still purchase these Mercury dimes, which circulated throughout the country for years. Mercury dimes were common in pocket change until the 1960s, when wise collectors picked them out of circulation and the US Mint eliminated silver from American coinage. They are still prized by both collectors and investors.

Here are some highlights of these coins:

  • Legal tender coinage produced by the US Mint from 1916-1945.
  • These coins were common in circulation until silver was removed from US coinage in 1965.
  • Comprised of 90% silver, 10% copper; each dollar of face value contains about 0.715 troy ounces of silver.
  • Packaged in convenient tubes of 50 ($5 face value per tube).
  • 90% silver dimes are a commonly traded and widely recognized investment product.
  • Since their value is based primarily on silver content rather than collectible value, “junk silver” coins are one of the lowest-premium US Mint products available.

 

The United States Mint produced 90% silver coinage from the 1790s to the 1960s. For most of American history, these coins were commonly encountered in everyday commerce. When silver prices rose due to inflation in the 1960s, the melt value of these coins began to exceed their face value, and wise collectors hoarded them. In 1965, faced with a dearth of circulating coinage, the Mint eliminated silver from most American coins. Today, most coins are made from a copper-nickel alloy and contain no silver.

However, circulated 90% silver coins are still traded as an investment product around the world. These coins are sometimes referred to as “junk silver” because they are in circulated condition, but make no mistake: they are a wise investment, indeed. If you put away a paper $5 bill in 1965, you’d still have $5; but a roll of pre-1965 Mercury dimes is now worth many, many times that!

Dimes offer several key advantages. They are a great way of owning silver in small, easily divisible quantities. Should silver one day be used again in everyday commerce or for barter, these coins will likely be among the most common and widely-accepted. Additionally, they are a unique piece of American history.

Mercury dimes in particular are prized by collectors and often trade at a premium to other types of 90% silver. These coins were produced from 1916 to 1945, so many are now over a hundred years old! The design, by sculptor Adolph Weiman, depicts an image of Liberty wearing a winged cap. The public incorrectly assumed this image portrayed the Roman god Mercury, patron god of finance, and the nickname stuck. The reverse depicts the fasces, a symbol of America’s strength – a sort of “don’t tread on me” message, as World War I was raging in Europe when the design was introduced. It was replaced by the Roosevelt dime design in 1946. The beautiful design has not been seen in everyday commerce since the 1960s.

These dimes are packaged in convenient tubes of 50 coins apiece. Each tube contains $5 face value worth of coins, just like once-common rolls of silver dimes. There is approximately 3.575 troy ounces of pure silver in each tube. These tubes are an affordable and popular way to own low premium silver.

Larger bags of $100 face value are also available.

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Review by Greg
Nice coins with no culls. Will buy again. (Posted on 6/21/2018)

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Tube of 90% Silver Mercury Dimes - $5 Face Value

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Metal Type Silver
Metal Weight 3.575
Grading Service Ungraded
Date Random Date
Purity .900 Fine Silver
Country of Manufacture United States
Manufacturer United States Mint

About $5 Tubes of 90% Silver Mercury Dimes

Even though modern dimes are no longer made of silver, you can still purchase these Mercury dimes, which circulated throughout the country for years. Mercury dimes were common in pocket change until the 1960s, when wise collectors picked them out of circulation and the US Mint eliminated silver from American coinage. They are still prized by both collectors and investors.

Here are some highlights of these coins:

  • Legal tender coinage produced by the US Mint from 1916-1945.
  • These coins were common in circulation until silver was removed from US coinage in 1965.
  • Comprised of 90% silver, 10% copper; each dollar of face value contains about 0.715 troy ounces of silver.
  • Packaged in convenient tubes of 50 ($5 face value per tube).
  • 90% silver dimes are a commonly traded and widely recognized investment product.
  • Since their value is based primarily on silver content rather than collectible value, “junk silver” coins are one of the lowest-premium US Mint products available.

 

The United States Mint produced 90% silver coinage from the 1790s to the 1960s. For most of American history, these coins were commonly encountered in everyday commerce. When silver prices rose due to inflation in the 1960s, the melt value of these coins began to exceed their face value, and wise collectors hoarded them. In 1965, faced with a dearth of circulating coinage, the Mint eliminated silver from most American coins. Today, most coins are made from a copper-nickel alloy and contain no silver.

However, circulated 90% silver coins are still traded as an investment product around the world. These coins are sometimes referred to as “junk silver” because they are in circulated condition, but make no mistake: they are a wise investment, indeed. If you put away a paper $5 bill in 1965, you’d still have $5; but a roll of pre-1965 Mercury dimes is now worth many, many times that!

Dimes offer several key advantages. They are a great way of owning silver in small, easily divisible quantities. Should silver one day be used again in everyday commerce or for barter, these coins will likely be among the most common and widely-accepted. Additionally, they are a unique piece of American history.

Mercury dimes in particular are prized by collectors and often trade at a premium to other types of 90% silver. These coins were produced from 1916 to 1945, so many are now over a hundred years old! The design, by sculptor Adolph Weiman, depicts an image of Liberty wearing a winged cap. The public incorrectly assumed this image portrayed the Roman god Mercury, patron god of finance, and the nickname stuck. The reverse depicts the fasces, a symbol of America’s strength – a sort of “don’t tread on me” message, as World War I was raging in Europe when the design was introduced. It was replaced by the Roosevelt dime design in 1946. The beautiful design has not been seen in everyday commerce since the 1960s.

These dimes are packaged in convenient tubes of 50 coins apiece. Each tube contains $5 face value worth of coins, just like once-common rolls of silver dimes. There is approximately 3.575 troy ounces of pure silver in each tube. These tubes are an affordable and popular way to own low premium silver.

Larger bags of $100 face value are also available.

Customer Reviews

Review by Greg
Nice coins with no culls. Will buy again. (Posted on 6/21/2018)

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You're reviewing: Tube of 90% Silver Mercury Dimes - $5 Face Value

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