10 Cents KM140 United States

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Country United States
Value 10
Denomination Cents
KM# 140 Dates 1916-1945 Notes Mercury Dime

Obverse

Mercury dime obverse

Liberty, facing to the left and wearing a winged cap, from which a few curls are protruding. The word “LIBERTY” is written in large letters around the top half of the coin, starting at Liberty's chin and ending at the nape of her neck. The letters E and R in the word are partially obscured by Liberty's winged cap. To the left of Liberty's neck is written in small lettering, “IN GOD WE TRUST”. Below the neckline on the right-hand side is written the year. To the right of the bust is printed in tinylettering “AAW”, the initials of the designer.

Reverse

Mercury dime reverse

A fasces, a bundle of sticks bound together, stretches from the top to the bottom of the coin. Wound around the fasces is a large olive branch. To the bottom left of the fasces is printed in small lettering “E – PLURIBUS – UNUM”. Around the edge of the coin is written “UNITED – STATES – OF – AMERICA” and “ONE DIME”, the two phrases separated by one star on each side.

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