1916 D Mercury Dime

The 1916 D version of the Mercury Dime is worth on average $50,000.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $800.00. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.


  • Year: 1916
  • Mint: D
  • Type: Mercury Dime
  • Mintage: 264,000
  • Metal: 90% silver 10% copper
  • What's it worth?: $50,000.00 to $800.00

1916 D Mercury Dimes are one of the most sought after dimes in the series. FB or Full Bands are important to the grade and quality of these coins. Full Bands refer to the horizontal bands on the reverse of the Mercury Dime that wrap around the column. If both bands are clear and easy to see then it is considered a FB Mercury. Otherwise they are considered weak bands and not as valuable.

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Top coins in this series. List price based off high end conditions that have been certified.

$50,000 1916 D Mercury Dime
$45,000 1918 D Mercury Dime
$9,000 1919 D Mercury Dime
$8,000 1919 S Mercury Dime

Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

FB + Error Anytime you find an error that is also a FB it will be worth more....
Rotated Die Flip coin over if one image appears rotated then it may be Rotated Die error....
Clipped Planchet Planchets have been clipped on edges. This is a common error....
Broadstruck Broadstruck or Broadstrike Mercury dime errors occur when the planchet is struck off ...
Off Center Strike

Off-Center Mercury Dime strikes occur when the die strikes the planchet partially ...

Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.

1926 S 1926 S is a semi key date to remember....
1921 D 1921 D is a semi key date to remember....
1918 D 1918 D mercury dime is really more of a semi key date as lower end versions are not w...
1916 D 1916 D Mercury Dimes are Key Dates to note and remember....

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Common Questions

Mint mark is located on the reverse (back) of the coin. Bottom near the center between the letter E and the Olive Branch.

Mint Mark

The designers concept was that of a A young Liberty, with winged cap. The mercury dime however appears to most to have an image of the Roman and Greek GOD of speed Mercury.

Mercury Dime

The Mercury Dime has a weight of 2.5 g.