Catalog Notes: This popular short set comprises the 15 regular-issue business-strike coins issued from 1941 through the last year of the series in 1945, not including the 1945 Micro S variety. It is, in essence, a World War II type set and is popularly marketed both within the numismatic hobby as well as in mass marketing to non-collectors. While many advanced collectors pursue building 1941-1945 Mercury dime short sets, particularly such assemblages in which each of the coins is a Full Bands example, this run is often viewed as a gateway to building an even larger collection of Mercury dimes.
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Catalog Details

Coin Date: Mercury Dimes Short Set
Denom: 10c / Dime
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: Various
Mint Location: Various
Coinage Type: Winged liberty head (Mercury)
Coinage Years: 1941-1945
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Set (15 Coins)
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 17.9 mm
Weight: 2.5 gr
Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: SetMercMS15