Higher Dime Values

Dime values for coins dated 1964 or earlier have the current silver price as their base value. At over $20.57 per ounce, all silver dimes are worth at least $1.56 each.

Uncirculated Bust Dime, Seated Liberty, Barber, Mercury and Roosevelt Dimes

However, the odds are great some of your old dimes have a higher value, hopefully much higher.

Minted since 1796 there are many rare dates, mint marks and scarce dime varieties for you to discover in your box. These old dime values often reach into the hundreds of dollars.

Also, don't overlook the condition of your coins, see more about the importance of condition and "Grading" below.

Bring these treasures to the desk and spread them out. Match your coins to the images and links below.

All dates and mint marks with their locations are listed. The valuable varieties and how to identify them are detailed. Quickly discover how much your coins are worth.

The Valuable and Collectible Bust Dime

Historically important and rare. Turn up one of these in your group and you hold a coin any collector desires. With a $35 minimum value that quickly vaults into the hundreds depending on date and condition. Handle your coin gently and compare to the grading images and value chart.

Old Dimes | Value Increasing

A stately design admired by avid collectors. Maintaining constant demand and solid values for these old dimes. With numerous rare dates and varieties, compare your coins to the value chart. As always, better condition coins are worth large premiums.

Valuable Barber Dimes

All Barber Dimes are worth at least $2.87 . Please don't settle for this minimum value, double check your coins. Over half the dates and mint marks are worth substantially more. The ultimate find is the 1895-O, easily a $290 coin.

Mercury Dime Values on the Rise

One of the most popular and widely collected coins today. Rare and valuable dates are scattered through the series. A key element, the condition of your coin, is a major driving force to value. Compare your coins to the grading images, determine their condition and check the value or your Mercury Dimes.

Silver Roosevelt Dime

Most dates and mint marks are tied to the value of silver, each worth $1.56 . However, there are a few exceptions. The silver issues of 1946-1964 are slowly maturing and beginning to gain in value. Affordable to collect, the value is in Uncirculated coins. One strategy is to hold them for their silver content and save them for the future.

Dime Values Overview

The following chart is a sample of the most common coins in the series and their minimum values. What is striking is how the values are affected by "condition". Those small differences in the state of preservation of your coin.


Dime Values of the Most Common Dates in the Series

  Condition of Coin
Date Good - G Fine - F Extremely Fine
XF
Uncirculated
Draped Bust Dime 1796-1807
  $425 $915 $1,475 $3,875
Capped Bust Dime 1809-1837
  $35 $85 $320 $925
Seated Liberty Dime 1837-1891
  $11 $15 $27 $100
Barber Dime 1892-1916
  $2.87 $3.35 $17 $65
Mercury Dime 1916-1945
  $1.83 $1.96 $2.20 $5.71
Roosevelt Dime 1946-1964
  $1.56 $1.56 $1.56 $1.73
Dime Values Updated 7/28/2014

Dime Values Rise with Condition

Collectors avidly seek these old coins. As a result, impressive values even for the most common coins in the series. The chart also highlights the huge difference from the "Good" condition to the "Uncirculated" condition coin.

The standout example is the Barber Dime 1892-1916. A twenty-five fold increase in value from "Good" condition to "Uncirculated" condition.

Today, with high values and large differences between some grades, "Grading" is important but is also a little complex. All dime series and value charts include Grading Images to compare your coins and judge their condition. Key to arriving at an accurate value.



Finding Rare Dimes covers the high value US rarities and many of the other possible finds in your box of old coins. Some of the most sought after and collectible coins, the value of these old dimes is often surprising.

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Recommendations on basic supplies that greatly improve coin storage. Providing for safe handling, preserving of value and organizing your box of old coins.

Do you have other coin denominations?

Coin Values Discovery... finds Dime Values and... All old US coin values. It is an excellent index with images and text links to all coin series, from Cents to Gold. Value charts, grading images and descriptions uncover how much your box of old coins is worth.




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Precious Metals Update
Values of all silver and gold coins trading near bullion value were updated week beginning...
7/28/2014
Gold per oz. Silver per oz.
$1,303 $20.57


Date by Date
In depth Mercury Head Dime Values

1916 1926 1937
1917 1927 1938
1918 1928 1939
1919 1929 1940
1920 1930 1941
1921 1931 1942
1923 1934 1943
1924 1935 1944
1925 1936 1945

Rare Dimes!

Finding Rare Dimes... discover high value rarities in the US dime series and some of the other possible finds in your box of old coins.