3 Little-Known Coins Worth More Than You'd Believe

1916-D Mercury Dime

1916 was the first year that the Winged Liberty Head dime was struck out of the mint. Almost immediately, the design became known as the "Mercury dime" due to its striking similarity to the God of War in Roman mythology. 

Due to the fact that only 264,000 coins were produced, 1916-D has the lowest mintage of any coin in the series.

1916 Standing Liberty Quarter

Even now, the Standing Liberty quarter is considered to be one of the most collectible ancient coins that the United States Mint has ever produced. This design was first introduced to the public in the year 1916. 

During the middle of the 1917 mintage, the design was revised to cover the bare breast of Lady Liberty with chain mail. This was done in response to the criticism that surrounded the change.

1932-D Washington Quarter

1932 was the first year that George Washington was featured on the quarter of the United States dollar. Denver produced a meager total of 436,800 coins, which was the complete mintage.

Although the new design was supposed to be a commemorative coin for a single year, it has remained on the quarter coin ever since it was introduced!

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