Silver Dimes

Capped Bust Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Capped (1809, 1811, 1814, 1820-1825, 1827-1837) 2.7 89% silver, 10% copper The Capped Bust Dime was minted irregularly from 1809 to 1837.  They were designed by John Reich and are the first dime minted by the United States to indicate their denomination (“10C.”).  These silver … Continue reading »

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Draped Bust Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value First Silver (1792) 2.7 89% silver, 10% copper Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Draped (1796-1798, 1800-1805, 1807) 2.7 89% silver, 10% copper The Draped Bust Dime silver coin series was struck from 1796 thru 1807 skipping 1799 and 1806, producing … Continue reading »

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Barber Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Barber (1892-1916) 2.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Barber Dime was minted from 1892 to 1916.  They got their name from the designer Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber.  These silver coins have a reeded edge and composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.  The diameter … Continue reading »

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Seated Liberty Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Seated (1837-1853) 2.67 90% silver, 10% copper Seated (1853-1873) 2.49 90% silver, 10% copper Seated (1873-1891) 2.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Seated Liberty Dime series was struck in 1837 thru 1891.  Silver prices fluctuated greatly during these years and Congress reacted by changing the … Continue reading »

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Roosevelt Silver Dimes

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Roosevelt (1946-1964) 2.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Silver Dime came into being on time for the remembrance of his birthday on January 30th, 1946.  The US’ only four term president had passed away the year before on April 12th, 1945.  The … Continue reading »

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Mercury Head Dimes

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Mercury (1916-1921, 1923-1931, 1934-1945) 2.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Mercury Head Dimes were designed by sculptor Adolph Alexander Weinman in 1916 and minted in 1916 through 1945.  This silver dime has a diameter of 17.90 mm, weighing 2.5 grams, the edge has 118 reeds. … Continue reading »

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