What Is Special About a 1944 Silver Dime?


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There is nothing particularly special about a 1944 silver dime. The 1944 date is not one of the rarities or "key dates" in the Mercury head dime series. Most 1944 silver dimes have a modest monetary value, unless they happen to be in excellent condition.

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1944 United States silver dimes are part of the Mercury head series. These dimes contain 90 percent silver and depict a woman representing Liberty on the front. The reverse side shows a fasces, a bundle of wooden rods with an axe head on the side, adorned by an olive branch. Another name for Mercury head dimes is "winged Liberty head dimes."

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