About 1944 Dimes
Your favorite memories of your grandfather—always the trickster—include the many times he magically pulled coins from behind your ears when you were young. However, the coins he gave you later in life, like the 1944 Mercury dime from the year he was born, prove more memorable than the handfuls of pocket change you made off with as a child. Only minted from 1916 to 1945, the unique Mercury-head dime is a tried-and-true favorite among numismatists, especially so since its name came about due to confusion over the dime's design. Meant to be young Liberty personified, the winged hat makes the profile on this coin look like the Roman god Mercury, hence its colloquial name. Because of the 90 percent precious metal content, a silver mercury dime is worth more than its face value. Of course, far beyond its value as currency or metal, your 1944 Mercury dime is a token of the immense love between you and your grandpa. With help from reliable eBay sellers, you can keep the tradition alive by purchasing the same vintage coins to pass down to future generations in your family. But first you need to brush up on your slight-of-hand skills.