U.S. dimes produced before 1964 were composed of a significant quantity of silver and are worth, at a minimum, their weight at the going price of silver. Typically, these silver dimes are approximately 0.07 ounces and wo... More »

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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,... More »

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Modern dimes contain no silver. After the Coinage Act of 1965, silver was removed from the dime's makeup. The present dime is made up of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel. More »

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Modern dimes contain no silver. After the Coinage Act of 1965, silver was removed from the dime's makeup. The present dime is made up of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel. More »

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Any dimes, quarters and half-dollar coins dated 1964 or earlier contained a percentage of silver. The silver color of coins minted after 1964 comes from a coating of copper and nickel. More »

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The 1974 U.S. silver dollar is known as an Eisenhower or "Ike" silver dollar. An uncirculated coin is valued at up to 5 dollars, while a circulated coin is generally not valued at more than a dollar, explains USA Coin Bo... More »

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Quarters and dimes minted by the U.S. Mint contained silver up until 1964, when the precious metal was removed in favor of a more economical composition: copper and nickel. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes minted ... More »

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