Roosevelt Silver Dime Values and Prices

How Much Is My Silver Roosevelt Dime (1946-1964) Worth?

United States Roosevelt Silver Dime
United States Roosevelt Silver Dime. Heritage Auction Galleries

Whether you're in the market to start acquiring a set of silver Roosevelt silver dimes or you are looking to sell your existing Roosevelt silver dime collection, you will need to know your coin values and prices. You can also find out how much your Roosevelt clad dime (1965-Date) is worth if you are interested in collecting them too.

History of the Roosevelt Dime

President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945.

Because of his work with the March of Dimes, the mint decided to commemorate him with the new design on the United States dime. John R. Sinnock created the design for both the obverse and the reverse that is still in use today. Roosevelt's portrait on the obverse is facing left and also contains the inscriptions of "Liberty" and "In God We Trust." The reverse consists of a torch flanked by an olive branch on the left side and an oak branch on the right side. These branches symbolize peace and strength.

Market Analysis

The United States Mint currently makes Roosevelt dimes for circulation. However, copper and nickel alloy is currently used to make these dimes.  In 1964, the mint made the last dimes containing 90% silver. Most circulated Roosevelt dimes are only worth their bullion value. If you want to get the most money for your Roosevelt silver dimes, you need to sort them and organize them so the coin dealer can quickly see what you have.

Condition or Grade

If your coin is worn and looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below, it is considered a circulated coin.

If your coin looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below and has no evidence of wear due to being in circulation, it is considered an uncirculated coin.

Mint Marks

The United States Mint produced Roosevelt silver dimes at three different mints: Philadelphia (no mint mark), Denver (D) and San Francisco (S).  As illustrated in the picture link below, the mint mark is located on the reverse of the coin, near the bottom just above the "E" in ONE and to the left of the base of the torch.

Silver Roosevelt Dime Average Prices and Values

The following table lists the buy price (what you can expect to pay to a dealer to purchase the coin) and sell value (what you can expect a dealer to pay you if you sell the coin). The first column lists the date and mint mark (see the photo link above) followed by the buy price and the sell value for an average circulated silver Roosevelt dime. The next two columns list the buy price and the sell value for an average uncirculated. These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and some other factors that determine its worth.

Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
1946$3.90$2.00 $6.70$4.60
1946-D$4.10$2.00 $6.70$4.70
1946-S$4.00$2.10 $7.10$5.00
1947$4.10$1.90 $7.00$4.90
1947-D$3.90$2.00 $7.90$5.80
1947-S$4.00$2.00 $7.20$5.20
1948$4.10$2.00 $8.00$5.80
1948-D$4.10$2.00 $7.60$5.60
1948-S$4.00$2.00 $7.50$5.50
1949$4.10$2.10 $14.40$9.70
1949-D$3.70$1.90 $10.60$7.70
1949-S$5.30$2.60 $23.00$16.00
1950$4.00$2.10 $9.00$6.30
1950-D$4.00$2.00 $8.10$5.50
1950-S$4.90$2.40 $26.00$19.00
1951$4.10$2.00 $7.40$5.30
1951-D$3.90$2.00 $7.70$5.40
1951-S$3.90$2.00 $11.00$8.00
1952$4.10$2.00 $6.90$4.80
1952-D$3.80B.V. $6.60$4.50
1952-S$3.70B.V. $8.90$6.50
1953$1.60B.V. $6.00$4.00
1953-D$1.60B.V. $5.70$3.90
1953-S$1.60B.V. $6.20$4.40
Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
BuySell BuySell
1954$1.70B.V. $6.40$4.50
1954-D$1.70B.V. $6.00$4.00
1954-S$1.70B.V. $6.00$4.00
1955$1.60B.V. $6.80$5.00
1955-D$1.70B.V. $6.20$4.20
1955-S$1.70B.V. $5.50$4.00
1956$1.60B.V. $5.20$3.60
1956-D$1.60B.V. $5.50$3.70
1957$1.60B.V. $5.10$3.70
1957-D$1.50B.V. $5.10$3.40
1958$1.70B.V. $4.90$3.50
1958-D$1.70B.V. $4.70$3.30
1959$1.50B.V. $4.80$3.40
1959-D$1.70B.V. $4.90$3.50
1960$1.50B.V. $4.90$3.30
1960-D$1.50B.V. $4.80$3.50
1961$1.50B.V. $4.60$3.10
1961-D$2.00B.V. $5.00$3.00
1962$2.00B.V. $5.00$4.00
1962-D$2.00B.V. $5.00$3.00
1963$2.00B.V. $5.00$3.00
1963-D$2.00B.V. $4.00$3.00
1964$2.00B.V. $4.00$3.00
1964-D$2.00B.V. $4.00$3.00
Date-Mint Set

Total Coins: 47
$130.00$70.00 $340.00$230.00
Date Set

Total Coins: 19
$50.00$27.00 $115.00$75.00

B.V. = Bullion Value. You can check the current bullion value of all U.S. silver coins.

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