The obverse showcases the Winged Liberty Head designed by Adolph A. Weinman to stamp the Mercury Dime, the US 10-cent coin that circulated from 1916 to 1945. The image consists of a left profile of Liberty wearing a winged pileus cap. The winged cap represents the freedom of thought, but its resemblance to Mercury, the messenger Roman god, gave name to the coin, and now, this silver round.
The inscriptions on this side are “LIBERTY,” arching over the image, and the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” on the lower left.
The reverse design features Roman fasces, rods bound together around an axe, wrapped in olive branches, symbolizing power and authority.