Dime values for coins dated 1964 or earlier have the current silver price as their base value. At over $17.04 per ounce, all silver dimes are worth at least $1.28 each.
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 $30 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 $2.19 . 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 $255 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 $1.28 . 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.
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 Common Dates in the Series|
|Condition of Coin|
|Dime Values Updated||8/19/2019|
|Draped Bust Dime 1796-1807|
|Capped Bust Dime 1809-1837|
|Seated Liberty Dime 1837-1891|
|Barber Dime 1892-1916|
|Mercury Dime 1916-1945|
|Roosevelt Dime 1946-1964|
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.
Grading Old Dimes | Video Index
Grading of coins is critical when determining an accurate value. Grading videos cover the Barber, Mercury and Roosevelt dime series. Images are used to compare your coins as you judge condition. Descriptions follow; highlighting the key areas deciding on grade.
Guide to Grading Old Coins
Approach the judging (grading) of condition conservatively to realize a fair value. Grading old coins is subjective, especially from the point of view of the seller and the point of view of the buyer. Follow the grading guide closely. Very soon many of the subtle differences in condition become easier to recognize and grade.
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.
Safe Coin Storage | Recommendations
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.
Selling Coins | How to Get the Best Value
Selling coins for the highest price is achieved with planning. Research and organize well, value your coins accurately and then finding and selling to the right buyer equals excellent results.
Selling your coins is always a challenge. However you have taken big steps towards understanding what is involved in determining your half dime value and getting your best deal.