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Does the value of a silver dime ever change?

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The value of a silver dime can change daily with fluctuations in the precious metals market valuation of silver. Dimes minted before 1964 contain 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper, with a total weight of 2.5 grams, which equates to each dime containing 2.25 grams of pure silver.

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Does the value of a silver dime ever change?
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As of April 3, 2015, the market value of silver was $16.77 per troy ounce. To convert grams to troy ounces, it is necessary to multiply the current market value of silver by .0321507466 to find the melted value of the coin. This means that every silver dime is worth at least $1.21. Some silver dimes are worth more as collector's items, depending on the age, mint location, condition and rarity.

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