Roosevelt Dime Value Guide: See How Much Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Present) Are Worth, Including Rare Dimes

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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!

The reason?

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”

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.
    Thank you.

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    • 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?

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    • 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!

      Thank you,
      Josh

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    • Hi, Tanner —

      Please upload a couple clear images of the 1975 dime and I’ll be glad to assist further.

      Thank you!
      Josh

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  3. 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

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    • 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.

      Cool find!
      Josh

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