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1946-1964 Roosevelt Silver Dime Melt Value

1946 - 1964 Silver Roosevelt Dime Value (United States)


U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination:$0.10
Obverse Image:Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States.
Reverse Image:Torch, oak branch, and olive branch.
Metal Composition:90% silver, 10% copper
Total Weight:2.5 grams
Comments:The term 'dime' comes from the French word disme, meaning "tithe" or "tenth part."


    
CALCULATING TODAY'S MELT VALUE (USD)
Using the live silver price and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:
 
 $16.57  =silver price / ounce on Nov 21, 2014.
.90  =silver %
 $3.0423  =copper price / pound on Nov 21, 2014.
.10  =copper %
2.5  =total weight in grams
.0321507466  =ounce/gram conversion factor
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)


The CME uses pounds to price copper and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams. The silver price is based in troy ounces and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .0321507466 to make the conversion to grams.



1. Calculate 90% silver value :

    (16.57 × .0321507466 × 2.5 × .90)  =  $1.1986602101


$1.1986 is the rounded silver value for the 1946-1964 silver dime on November 21, 2014. This is usually the value used by coin dealers when selling these coins at melt value. However, the total melt value is continued below.



2. Calculate 10% copper value :

    (3.0423 × .00220462262 × 2.5 × .10)  =  $0.0016765


3. Add the two together :

    $1.1986602101 + $0.0016765 = $1.2003367101




$1.2003367101 is the total melt value for the 1946-1964 silver dime on November 21, 2014.



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MINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE VALUE (USD)
The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The "Mintage" column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The "Numismatic Value Range" column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition).

YearMintageNumismatic Value Range
1946 255,250,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1946 D 61,043,500 $1.50 - $16.00
1946 S 27,900,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1947 121,520,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1947 D 46,835,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1947 S 34,840,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1948 74,950,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1948 D 52,841,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1948 S 35,520,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1949 30,940,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1949 D 26,034,000 $1.50 - $16.00
1949 S 13,510,000 $1.50 - $75.00
1950 50,130,114 $1.50 - $12.00
1950 D 46,803,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1950 S 20,440,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1951 103,880,102 $1.50 - $12.00
1951 D 56,529,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1951 S 31,630,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1952 99,040,093 $1.50 - $12.00
1952 D 122,100,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1952 S 44,419,500 $1.50 - $12.00
1953 53,490,120 $1.50 - $12.00
1953 D 136,433,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1953 S 39,180,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1954 114,010,203 $1.50 - $12.00
1954 D 106,397,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1954 S 22,860,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1955 12,450,181 $1.50 - $20.00
1955 D 13,959,000 $1.50 - $20.00
1955 S 18,510,000 $1.50 - $20.00
1956 108,640,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1956 D 108,015,100 $1.50 - $12.00
1957 160,160,000 $1.50 - $8.00
1957 D 113,354,330 $1.50 - $8.00
1958 31,910,000 $1.50 - $12.00
1958 D 136,564,600 $1.50 - $8.00
1959 85,780,000 $1.50 - $8.00
1959 D 164,919,790 $1.50 - $8.00
1960 70,390,000 $1.50 - $8.00
1960 D 200,160,400 $1.50 - $8.00
1961 93,730,000 $1.50 - $8.00
1961 D 209,146,550 $1.50 - $8.00
1962 72,450,000 $1.50 - $8.00
1962 D 334,948,380 $1.50 - $8.00
1963 123,650,000 $1.50 - $8.00
1963 D 421,476,530 $1.50 - $8.00
1964 929,360,000 $1.50 - $8.00
1964 D 1,357,517,180 $1.50 - $8.00

If you're interested in learning more about grading coins, Photograde is an excellent resource.


EBAY AUCTIONS - SILVER ROOSEVELT DIMES ONLY
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