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1965-2014 Roosevelt Dime Melt Value

1965 - 2014 Roosevelt Dime Value (United States)

Obverse Image:Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States.
Reverse Image:Torch, oak branch, and olive branch.
Metal Composition:91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel
Total Weight:2.268 grams
Comments:The term 'dime' comes from the French word disme, meaning "tithe" or "tenth part."

Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:
$3.8768  =copper price / pound on Feb 26, 2024.
.9167  =copper %
$7.7864  =nickel price / pound on Feb 26, 2024.
.0833  =nickel %
2.268  =total weight in grams
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)

The CME uses pounds to price these metals, that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams.

1. Calculate 91.67% copper value :

    (3.8768 × .00220462262 × 2.268 × .9167)  =  $0.0177686

2. Calculate 8.33% nickel value :

    (7.7864 × .00220462262 × 2.268 × .0833)  =  $0.0032425

3. Add the two together :

    $0.0177686 + $0.0032425 = $0.0210111

$0.0210111 is the melt value for the 1965-2014 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, 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
1969145,790,000$0.10 - $2.00
1982 no mint markunknown$40.00 - $365.00

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