Shopping Cart (0 items)
View Cart (0 items)
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Shopping Cart (0 items)
View Cart (0 items)
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
15% Off All Orders | 30% Off Each Valetine Gift Guide!   Make with Love!   Code: GIFTWITHLOVE   Details

Uh oh...Unknown 0 can’t display all the features of our site.

May we suggest an alternative browser? Because you won’t want to miss out on all this goodness.
1943 US Mercury dime obverse mug
Pre-
Order
Pre-order today! Your design will be made and shipped as soon as our manufacturers are ready to begin production.
1943 US Mercury dime obverse mug
Right
Right
Center
Center
Left
Left
Handle
Handle
Safe area(what is this?)
Design area
Bleed line
Additional videos and photos
About this product
Style: Ringer Mug
Add some flair to your mug design with the Ringer Mug. Handle and lip of the mug are colored to match. 11 oz. or 15 oz. Available in 10 colors. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Imported.
More Less
About this design
1943 US Mercury dime obverse mug
This is one of my very favorite coins of all time, the lovely silver "Mercury" dime. But it isn't really Mercury at all! An Act of Congress from 1837 specifies that an image of Liberty appear on all US coins. Liberty is usually depicted as a woman wearing or carrying a Phrygian cap -- a soft cloth cap like the Smurfs wore -- which is emblematic of freedom. The model was probably Elsie Kachel Stevens, the wife of poet Wallace Stevens (check out the jaw on that lady!). This depiction is unique, because of the wings. The combination of wings with the Phrygian cap symbolized freedom of thought. We put this on a coin as a message to Europe that we didn't wish to be drawn into the war they looked to be headed for. Sadly, we did get dragged into that war AND the one after, and this coin was in circulation the whole time. The designer was Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952), an assistant to Augustus Saint-Gaudens. In 1915, the Mint invited three prominent sculptors, Hermon MacNeil, Albin Polasek and Weinman, to submit designs for the dime, quarter and half dollar. All three were allowed to submit designs for all three, and the result, intended or not, is the Weinman got two coins, the dime and the half, MacNeil got the quarter, and Polasek got nothing. This coin was still in circulation when I was young, though it was already becoming a treat to find one. PERMISSIONS: The US Mint specifically allows use of the "Mercury" dime design. Policy statement here.
More Less

We can't move forward 'til you fix the errors below.

1943 US Mercury dime obverse mug

$18.95 per mug
Artwork designed by AuntiesLunchMoney. Made by Zazzle Home in San Jose, CA. Sold by Zazzle.
Quantity:
The value you specified is invalid.
* plus applicable embroidery conversion fee
Ships in 2-3 business days 100% Satisfaction No Setup Fees Highest Quality No Hassle Returns
Add to wishlist
The value you specified is invalid.
Also add to:
Added to wishlist
Like
Help us personalize your shopping experience by telling us what you like. (learn more)
Share
Share an image of this product on a blog, on a website, or with your friends.
Your design has been saved.

Customize It!

Style & Color Options:

Save $1.00 on Classic White Mug
Style:
$18.95
Color:
Size:

Add an Essential Accessory!

15% Off All Orders | 30% Off Each Valetine Gift Guide!  Make with Love!  Code:
GIFTWITHLOVE  Details

More Essential Accessories

Reviews

5 star:
1847
4 star:
222
3 star:
36
2 star:
23
1 star:
10
98% reviewers would recommend this to a friend
This product is most recommended for Myself
Have you purchased this product?  Write a review!

Comments

No comments yet.

Other Info

Product ID: 168710769205169405
Made on: 6/15/2010 4:22 PM
Reference: Guide Files