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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
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28 thoughts on “Roosevelt Dime Value Guide: See How Much Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Present) Are Worth, Including Rare Dimes”
I have a 1977 d dime DDO DDR im pretty sure if there is such a coin I will send photos thanks in advance for any help on the coin.
Looking forward to seeing photos…
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Hi, Christine —
These images are too fuzzy for me to make anything out on the coin. You might want to see if your camera has a macros focus setting, which should provide a clearer result. I’ll be happy to help further provided clearer images of your coin!
Photos 1977 d dime error
I have a 1975,1972,1967 dimes no mint mark the 75 and 72 look doubled or maybe errors
If you have any coins that are unusual I’ll need to please see clear images of them to help further. I look forward to checking out photos if these coins and hopefully assisting you more with them.
I think there’s doubling to not 4 sure
Hi, Rue —
I think there may be some light machine doubling on your 1999-P dime, which is common and caused by the way the coin was struck but this does not appear to be a doubled die — caused by a die that was impressed twice by the hub.
Here’s more info on doubled dies: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/doubled-die-coins/
Based on my observations I can make here, this coin should be safe to spend…
Hey, Rue —
Thank you for the images. I’m really trying to get a good look at the coins here but am afraid this image is just too blurry for me to really make anything out. If you can try to send a clearer version of this image again I’d appreciate it.
Pictures are fuzzy I can try 2 make them a little more clear 4 you
Much better! Thank you… OK, the 1975 Roosevelt dime without a mintmark is a regular business strike and not the rare “no-S” variety that turned up in a few collector proof sets. The 1967 and 1972 do look a little “mushy,” but this is at best only machine doubling. I don’t see any of the diagnostic markers in these images indicating doubled dies.
Thank you for reaching out!
I just got a 1998 D dime that is misstamped.
The edge has not been stamped and when you lay it flat it is raised.
The sandwiches are clear and distinct.
I’m not sure about the 8, because it’s hard to read.
Can you give me a guess on it’s value?
I can provide pictures if that would help.
Well, I’ve tried over and over to upload a picture.
It says I must be logged in to do that and I’ve relogged in with Disquis, and tried again only to receive the same answer.
What do I do now?
Weird… And you clicked the little rectangular photo upload box at the bottom of the comment box?
Hello, JouBaur –
Yes, please send a couple clear photos of this coin so I am try and help you figure out what’s going on here!
Hey I have some dimes and i’m unsure of whether or not they’re rare one is from 1975 I can send you pictures.
Hi, Tanner —
Please upload a couple clear images of the 1975 dime and I’ll be glad to assist further.
Hi, going through my old coin collection from when I was a kid and came across this dime. Annoyingly Littleton mistakenly marked it as a 1955-D UNC Roosevelt dime, but it’s a 1954-S (hopefully UNC) Roosevelt dime. I tried researching about the mint mark on the back being a possible error, but couldn’t find any info on it. The S is touching the torch. Any other Roosevelt dime I can see there is a small space between the mint mark and torch. Is this an error or were some made this way? Thanks!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f24a360608fd8419967679dbf68f6f60952d081e501bd38c42ac0ab2924f1c88.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6dd5cad776b4ee55873a9acd657b17bbcadeeaabba94d4570bf7cb291c0a6b92.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dbddf21fe4f7457371a0907fe59d29e5e0dac6b80048c4c476586807f9e08d70.jpg
Hi, Tiff —
This is an unusual mintmark location… Not totally out of place, in that it’s in the correct region of the reverse but — yes — it’s not quite in the right spot. In those days, mintmarks were punched onto the dies individually by hand, so that’s why mintmark locations vary a bit on pre-1990s US coins. But this may be worth sending into CONECA (die variety specialists, http://www.varietyvista.com) for an opinion and maybe a special designation.
Thanks, will do !!! I’ll keep you posted if it’s something rare !!
Awesome! Can’t wait to hear further!