The Organizing Committee of Coin Constellation - 2017
United States Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse shows an image of the Freedom's head with wings. At the upper part is a semicircular inscription - "LIBERTY". At the bottom on the left there is an inscription - "IN GOD WE TRUST" as well as the year of issue - "2016".
The reverse shows a Roman fascia (an attribute of power) and an olive branch - a symbol of military power of the country that wants to live in peace. Along the edge the issuing state is engraved - "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and the face value - "ONE DIME". On the right is the inscription - "E PLURIBUS UNUM", as well as the technical characteristics of the coin - "AU 24K", "1/10 oz.". At the bottom is the mint mark - "W".
A brief annotation
The coin is issued in honor of the famous dime "Mercury". Dime is a 10 cent coin (or 1/10 US dollar). In 1916, the United States began minting a dime with the Liberty image with wings on its head. Almost immediately the coin got its unofficial name – dime "Mercury". The fact is that the image on the obverse of the coin was often mistaken for the Roman god Mercury. Dime "Mercury" had been minted exactly for 30 years: in 1946 it was replaced by a dime depicting the President Franklin D. Roosevelt. At present, the Mercury dime is highly valued by collectors.