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What is the value of a 1938 dime?

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10/17/2010

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This 1938 Mercury Dime is made out of silver so as of 10/2010, the value of silver content is about $1.70 ($24.30 per ounce of silver). The numismatic value of the coin depends on where it was minted and what condition the coin is in. It was minted in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. According to USA Coin Book, these are the values:

Philadelphia (no mint mark): In Good condition, this coin is worth about $1.80 up to about $15 in MS60 mint condition. In MS65 brilliant uncirculated condition, this coin is worth roughly $30. Proof coins were also minted here and are worth about $525.

Denver (small "D" mint mark): In Good condition, this coin is worth about $1.95 up to about $25 in MS60 mint condition. In MS65 brilliant uncirculated condition, this coin is worth roughly $35.

San Francisco (small "S" mint mark): In Good condition, this coin is worth about $1.80 up to about $28 in MS60 mint condition. In MS65 brilliant uncirculated condition, this coin is worth roughly $38.