Look on the back of the coin to see if there's a small mint mark letter below the wreath. It may be blank or there may be an O or S.
Numismedia lists the following approximate retail values as of 03/2010:
No mint mark (Philadelphia):
Very worn condition - $2
Moderately worn - $7
Slightly worn - $9
Almost no wear - $62
Uncirculated - $106 to $4,230 depending on quality
"O" mint mark (New Orleans):
Very worn condition - $6
Moderately worn - $17
Slightly worn - $26
Almost no wear - $178
Uncirculated - $450 to $12,030
"S" mint mark (San Francisco):
Very worn condition - $81
Moderately worn - $339
Slightly worn - $450
Almost no wear - $734
Uncirculated - $1,080 to $26,650Answer
The 1901 Barber Silver Dime was minted in Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Francisco so the value depends on where it was minted and what condition the coin is in. According to USA Coin Book, these are the values:
Philadelphia (no mint mark): In good condition, this coin is worth about $5.75 up to about $100 in MS60 mint condition. In MS63 choice uncirculated grade, this coin is worth about $150. Proof coins were also minted in Philadelphia and these are worth about $420 in PR63 choice proof condition.
New Orleans (small "O" mint mark): In good condition, this coin is worth about $6.75 up to about $420 in MS60 mint condition. In MS63 choice uncirculated grade, this coin is worth about $900.
San Francisco (small "S" mint mark): In good condition, this coin is worth about $80 up to about $940 in MS60 mint condition. In MS63 choice uncirculated grade, this coin is worth about $1525.
All coin prices depend on characteristics of the coin itself. The wear and condition of the dime play a huge role of its pricing. Along with its mintage of almost 18 million the coin is pretty common. It has a .900 silver composition, so its always worth its silver. A 1901 dime with sell for right around 2-3 dollars. A barber dime like this would de a great gift to a child or grandchild. If your 1901 dime is in very very nice shape it can be worth 70-120 dollars in some cases.
I would check out pcgs.com for more up-to-date pricing and for more information about pricing.
That would be worth a lot being that they didn't start making them till 1916. A 1901 dime would be a Barber dime . Please see the question "What is the value of a 1901 US dime?" for more information.
See the related links below labeled "Front" and "Back" for a picture of a 1901 US dime.
Cleaning reduces the value of any coin.
There's no dime called a "wheat dime". There are the famous wheat CENTS, of course, that carry the images of two wheat ears on the back, but a 1901 dime has a wreath on the back and is frequently called a Barber dime after its designer Charles Barber.
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a 1917 us dime is called a mercury dime. its not that rare so it is worth about a dollar
Face value only.
A 1988 dime is worth 10 cents.
The US discontinued its half-dime denomination in 1873.
The 1965 dime is a Roosevelt dime. This dime does not carry a mint mark and there were 1,652, 140,000 of them minted in the U.S. They have a value of between 10 cents and 2 dollars.
The British have never produced a "Dime" coin. The "Dime" is a US 10 cent coin.
A US dime dated 1944 is a Mercury head dime, it's very common with a value of $2.00 just for the silver.
No US dimes were minted in 1816.
I am not aware of a dime being minted by the US Treasury. in the year, 1806.
Face value: 10 cents.
The US dime produced in 1807 was known as a "Draped Bust" dime, and would not be mistaken for an Indian head. In fact, I am not aware of any US dime that could be referred to as an "Indian head" dime.
There are no US dimes dated 1812.