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What US dimes are silver?

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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.

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