Dimes minted in 1964 and earlier are silver. Dimes dated 1965 and later are made of copper and nickel.
Some proof dimes are still made of silver. These are only available in "Prestige" proof sets; dimes, quarters, and halves in regular proof sets are made of copper-nickel like circulating versions. For example, in 1994 785,329 were struck on 90% silver planchets and 2,484,594 were struck using the same copper-nickel as the business strikes. In 1999 the US Mint began the "Silver Proof Set" series. These sets are similar to the "Prestige" proof sets, the difference being there are no commemorative coins in the "Silver Proof Set". Some of these sets are highly sought after by collectors and investors and command impressive values.
Silver dimes were last minted in 1964 in the US.
All pre-1965 US quarters and dimes are 90% silver.
1964 and older US dimes contain 90% silver.
US dimes were made of silver starting with the very first dimes back in 1796, and continued as such through 1964.
US dimes were struck in silver from 1796 to 1964.
The last year for silver U.S. dimes was 1964.
1964 was the last year US dimes struck for general circulation were 90% silver.
Sorry, no US dimes dated 1973 were struck in silver the last year for silver dimes was 1964.
US dimes were first minted in Philadephia in 1796.
All US dimes made before 1965 are silver and are worth at least $1.25.
No, other than silver dimes/quarters created for special collector sets, current dimes and quarters contain no silver and only contain copper and nickel.
No, no US dimes dated 1976 contain any silver at all.
All US dimes dated 1964 and earlier were struck in an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper
US dimes minted before 1965 are currently worth at least $2 for their silver content.
1964 was the last year for US silver dimes. The reason was because the value of the silver in a dime began to exceed ten cents.
US dimes were 90% silver through 1964. In 1965, the US shifted to clad coinage (75% copper, 25% nickel) for circulating coinage.
No. The last year for silver dimes in the U.S. was 1964.
To a collector all dates are collectable. If you are interested in just the silver coins they were made until 1964 with 1964 being the last year for silver US dimes released for circulation. Silver dimes do appear in special silver proof sets issued for collectors.
US silver dimes weigh 2.5 grams, dimes dated 1965 to date weigh 2.27 grams.
The ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of all 90% US silver dimes is .07234oz
From 1796 to 1964, all US dimes were struck in an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper. Starting in 1965 all circulating dimes have been made of copper-nickel. Since 1992, special "prestige proof" dimes have been made in 90% silver but these are only for sale to collectors and investors.
US dimes are made from 90% silver 10% copper in those years.
The US mint never made pure silver dimes. See the related link below for more information on the value of 1939 US dimes.
1964 was the last year that US dimes were struck in 90% silver. Since then they have been made of a copper core bonded with cupronickel on each side.
Yes. All 3 mints struck dimes in 1952