1964 and older US dimes contain 90% silver.
1964 was the last year for a 90% silver dime. No circulating coin was pure silver.
.07234 oz of pure silver.
The US mint never made pure silver dimes. See the related link below for more information on the value of 1939 US dimes.
Pre-1965 dimes are 90% silver & 10% copper. The Actual Silver Weight (ASW) is .07234oz of pure silver.
14 Mercury Head dimes = a little more than ounce of silver. Each dime has .07234oz of pure silver in them.
14 silver dimes equal just little more than 1 troy oz. Each coin has .07234 oz of pure silver.
US silver dimes, since 1873, contain .07234 oz of pure silver. However, except for certain collector coins, there is no silver in dimes minted from 1965 to the present .
14 silver dimes equal just a little more than 1 troy oz. Each coin has .07234 oz of pure silver.
Roosevelt dimes from 1946 to 1964 are 90% silver. The ASW. (Actual Silver Weight) is 0.07234oz of pure silver.
US quarters (and dimes, half dollars and silver dollars) were never made of pure silver. Up till 1964, they were struck in an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper.
A pound (not troy pound, but just a normal pound) of 90% pure silver dimes would get you about 13.122 troy ounces of pure silver. At current silver prices of $33 a troy ounce, that would get you about $433 in just pure melt. Keep in mind that there are coins which are worth more to collectors than just pure melt values however.
Beginning in1965, dimes were made without silver. Up to 1964, dimes were made of 90% silver. The nominal weight was 2.5 gm so 0.90 * 2.5 gm = 2.25 gm of pure silver.
The US never made pure silver dimes. Silver by itself is too soft for use in circulating coins. Dimes dated 1964 and earlier are made of a .900 fine alloy of silver and copper.
The Mercury Dime contains: 0.900 silver and 0.100 cooper. The net weight of the pure silver in this coin is: 0.07234 oz.
They were never pure silver, but all half dollars (as well as dimes and quarters) 1964 and earlier are 90% silver.
US dimes were never made in sterling silver. They were made of a slightly less pure alloy called coin silver.
Any Canadian dime dated 1967 or earlier is silver. Then some in 1968 were 50% silver, others were pure nickel. The nickel ones are magnetic.
The silver eagle coin has been the only US coin struck in pure silver. All other US silver coins were produced with an alloy of silver. Dollars, halves, quarters and dimes were produced with 90% silver prior to 1964. Halves were struck in 40% silver from 1965-1970.
Circulating U.S. coins were never made of pure silver, but all dimes, quarters, and half dollars minted before 1965 were 90% silver with 10% copper.
Only 2 countries call their 10¢ coins "dimes", the US and Canada. US dimes were made of 90% silver and 10% copper up till 1965. Starting with that date, all circulating dimes are now made of a 3-layer sandwich consisting of a pure copper core with outer cladding of 25% nickel and 75% copper, for an overall copper content of about 92% copper. Canadian dimes have been made of various materials over the years, beginning with sterling silver (92.5% silver, 7.5% copper), then 80% silver/20% copper, 50% each, pure nickel, and since 2000, plated steel.
It's not pure silver. Up to 1964 circulation U.S. dimes, quarters, and halves were made of an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper. There's more information on values, etc. at the Related Question link below
Silver US dimes minted from 1873 to 1964 weighed 2.5 grams when new. The coins were made of an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper, so they contain 2.25 gm of pure silver. Silver dimes with earlier dates weighed different amounts due to adjustments in the price of silver. When silver prices were deregulated and the composition of dimes, quarters, and halves was changed to copper-nickel, the weight of the dime was reduced to 2.27 grams to maintain the same diameter and thickness.
Mercury dimes were never made of pure or solid silver. In 1944 they would have been made of an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper. Today these dimes are worth around 2.00 dollars for their silver. However, they are rare in circulation of you usually pay over what it's worth when buying from a collector.
Any combination of 90-percent silver U.S. coins which have a face value of US$1.00 contains 0.715 troy ounces of 99.9-percent silver (0.7234 troy ounces if uncirculated), except for the silver dollars (Morgan and Peace) which contain .7736 troy ounces of silver. In other words, a full troy ounce of 99.9-percent silver is contained in any combination of 90-percent silver U.S. coins which have a face value of US$1.40.Therefore, a roll of uncirculated 1964 dimes contains 3.617 ounces of pure Silver, while a roll of circulated 1964 dimes contains 3.575 ounces of pure silver.