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The first Roosevelt dime was struck in 1946 — and the Roosevelt dime series continues today.
While many Roosevelt dimes can be had for face value or a nominal premium over silver bullion value, there are some Roosevelt dimes that are worth tens — even hundreds — of dollars!
Before we jump to the dime values (listed below), I wanted to let you know about a potentially rare Roosevelt dime that you’re likely to find in your pocket change.
A Rare 2009 Roosevelt Dime?
Based on mintage numbers alone, there is a very good chance that 2009 Roosevelt dimes will eventually become scarce.
That’s right, the 2009 dime is likely to become a future key date coin!
In 2009, the U.S. Mint struck just 146 million dimes — which is a drop in the bucket compared to other years:
- Only 96,500,000 dimes were made at the Philadelphia Mint in 2009.
- Only 49,500,000 dimes were made at the Denver Mint in 2009.
In fact, coin collectors are still looking back at 2009 as the year that the U.S. Mint struck the fewest dimes in recent generations.
What does that mean for coin collectors?
While these numbers, in absolute terms, don’t make 2009 coins rare — what the relatively low mintages do mean is that 2009 dimes are downright scarce in terms of how many are available for coin collectors. So if you find a 2009 dime, you might want to hold onto it!
Now let’s look at some of the key dates, rarities, and other interesting things you’ll find in the Roosevelt dime series…
Key Date Roosevelt Dime Values
Here are the values for Roosevelt dime regular-strike key dates:
- 1949 – $17+
- 1949-D – $10+
- 1949-S – $35+
- 1950-S – $33+
- 1951-S – $11+
- 1955 – $3.50+
- 1955-D – $3.50+
- 1955-S – $3.50+
- 1996-W – released only in mint sets $14+
- 2015-W silver proof – released only in proof sets $10+
- 2015-P reverse silver proof – released only in proof sets $15+
*All estimated values are for coins in Uncirculated or Proof grade, unless otherwise noted.
Rare Roosevelt Dime Values
There is also a score of unintended rarities in the Roosevelt dime series:
- 1960 doubled-die obverse – proof $100+
- 1963 doubled-die reverse – $25+
- 1964-D doubled-die reverse – $50+
- 1968 no-S – proof $12,500+
- 1970 no-S – proof $600+
- 1975 no-S – proof $350,000+
- 1982 no-mint mark – $40+ circulated, $150+ uncirculated
- 1983 no-S – proof $600+
*All estimated values are for coins in either Uncirculated or Proof grade, unless otherwise noted.
Other Roosevelt Dime Values
Unless your dime is one of those listed above, you can generally expect that it won’t be worth very much money.
Even silver Roosevelt dimes aren’t worth much more than their silver bullion value — even if uncirculated.
Here’s a look at average values for most Roosevelt dimes not listed above:
- Worn silver Roosevelt dimes from 1946 to 1964 – $1 to $2
- Uncirculated silver Roosevelt dimes from 1946 to 1964 – $2 to $3
- Worn copper-nickel clad Roosevelt dimes 1965 to present – 10 cents
- Uncirculated copper-nickel clad Roosevelt dimes 1965 to present – 20 cents to 50 cents
I’m the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I’m a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I’m also the editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I’ve contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I’ve authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins (many of them with over 50K shares), and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!