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1892-1916 Barber Dime Melt Value

1892 - 1916 Silver Barber Dime Value (United States)

Obverse Image:Miss Liberty facing right, her hair in a Phrygian cap and wearing a laurel wreath, with the word "LIBERTY" in tiny letters in a band above her forehead.
Reverse Image:A large wreath enclosing the words "ONE DIME." There was no room for the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the coin, so it was omitted.
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."

Using the live silver price and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:
 $22.55  =silver price / ounce on Feb 26, 2024.
.90  =silver %
 $3.8768  =copper price / pound on Feb 26, 2024.
.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 :

    (22.55 × .0321507466 × 2.5 × .90)  =  $1.6312485056

$1.6312 is the rounded silver value for the 1892-1916 silver dime on February 26, 2024. 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 :

    (3.8768 × .00220462262 × 2.5 × .10)  =  $0.0021366

3. Add the two together :

    $1.6312485056 + $0.0021366 = $1.6333851056

$1.6333851056 is the total melt value for the 1892-1916 silver dime on February 26, 2024.

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The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, O is for New Orleans, 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
189212,120,000$7.50 - $1600.00
1892 O3,841,700$9.00 - $17500.00
1892 S990,710$50.00 - $25000.00
18933,340,000$10.00 - $1500.00
1893 O1,760,000$30.00 - $12500.00
1893 S2,491,401$15.00 - $45000.00
18941,330,000$25.00 - $3000.00
1894 O720,000$55.00 - $21000.00
1895690,000$70.00 - $30000.00
191618,490,000$4.50 - $800.00

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