Half-Dimes and Dimes

Half-Dimes and Dimes

  • 1797 10C 16 Stars Early Dime PCGS F12
    1797 10C 16 Stars Early Dime PCGS F12
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753688004

    1797 10C 16 Stars Early Dime PCGS F12

    $5,022.00
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  • 1820 10C JR-12 Bust Dime PCGS VF35
    1820 10C JR-12 Bust Dime PCGS VF35
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753366019

    1820 10C JR-12 Bust Dime PCGS VF35

    $2,862.00
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  • 1821 10C Large Date Bust Dime NGC AU58
    1821 10C Large Date Bust Dime NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753366020

    1821 10C Large Date Bust Dime NGC AU58

    $1,176.00
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  • 1834 H10C Bust Half Dime NGC MS65
    1834 H10C Bust Half Dime NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 750702055

    1834 H10C Bust Half Dime NGC MS65

    $1,953.00
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  • 1837 10C Capped Bust NGC Plus Bust Dime NGC MS65+
    1837 10C Capped Bust NGC Plus Bust Dime NGC MS65+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753595003

    1837 10C Capped Bust NGC Plus Bust Dime NGC MS65+

    $7,560.00
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  • 1851 H10C CAC Seated Half Dime PCGS MS67
    1851 H10C CAC Seated Half Dime PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753347001

    1851 H10C CAC Seated Half Dime PCGS MS67

    $6,210.00
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  • 1859 H10C NGC Plus Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR66+
    1859 H10C NGC Plus Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753688003

    1859 H10C NGC Plus Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR66+

    $3,942.00
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  • 1861 H10C Seated Half Dime NGC MS68
    1861 H10C Seated Half Dime NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 750073005

    1861 H10C Seated Half Dime NGC MS68

    $8,100.00
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  • 1862 H10C CA Proof Seated Half Dime PCGS PR67
    1862 H10C CA Proof Seated Half Dime PCGS PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503921004

    1862 H10C CA Proof Seated Half Dime PCGS PR67

    $5,238.00
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  • 1862 H10C NGC Plus Seated Half Dime NGC MS68+
    1862 H10C NGC Plus Seated Half Dime NGC MS68+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 751822008

    1862 H10C NGC Plus Seated Half Dime NGC MS68+

    $9,180.00
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  • 1862 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR65
    1862 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753366018

    1862 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR65

    $1,064.00
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  • 1869 10C Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR64
    1869 10C Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 752638005

    1869 10C Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR64

    $672.00
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  • 1871 10C Proof Seated Dime NGC PR66
    1871 10C Proof Seated Dime NGC PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753595004

    1871 10C Proof Seated Dime NGC PR66

    $5,130.00
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  • 1872 H10C Seated Half Dime PCGS MS66
    1872 H10C Seated Half Dime PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753046016

    1872 H10C Seated Half Dime PCGS MS66

    $1,344.00
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  • 1873 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime PCGS PR65
    1873 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime PCGS PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753609004

    1873 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime PCGS PR65

    $980.00
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  • 1879 10C Proof Seated Dime NGC PR68
    1879 10C Proof Seated Dime NGC PR68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 752201005

    1879 10C Proof Seated Dime NGC PR68

    $6,210.00
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  • 1882 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR66
    1882 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753684004

    1882 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR66

    $1,736.00
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  • 1887 10C Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR63
    1887 10C Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753671004

    1887 10C Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR63

    $644.00
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  • 1887-S 10C CAC Seated Dime NGC MS65
    1887-S 10C CAC Seated Dime NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753912001

    1887-S 10C CAC Seated Dime NGC MS65

    $896.00
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  • 1888-S 10C CAC Seated Dime PCGS MS66
    1888-S 10C CAC Seated Dime PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753630009

    1888-S 10C CAC Seated Dime PCGS MS66

    $5,130.00
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  • 1888-S 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS64
    1888-S 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753609005

    1888-S 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS64

    $1,400.00
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  • 1891 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS65
    1891 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753609007

    1891 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS65

    $540.00
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  • 1898-S 10C Barber Dime NGC MS67
    1898-S 10C Barber Dime NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753595032

    1898-S 10C Barber Dime NGC MS67

    $15,660.00
  • 1921 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS66
    1921 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 503919014

    1921 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS66

    $7,020.00
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  • 1936 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68
    1936 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 752935001

    1936 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68

    $2,007.25
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  • 1936 10C Proof Mercury Dime NGC PR67
    1936 10C Proof Mercury Dime NGC PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753138024

    1936 10C Proof Mercury Dime NGC PR67

    $2,170.00
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  • 1941-S 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68
    1941-S 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753054002

    1941-S 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68

    $3,780.00
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  • 1943-D 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68
    1943-D 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753366025

    1943-D 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68

    $1,064.00
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  • 1945 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS66
    1945 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753595033

    1945 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS66

    $14,040.00
  • 1955-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS67
    1955-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 502732005

    1955-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS67

    $1,288.00
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  • 1966 10C SMS CA SMS Roosevelt Dime NGC MS69
    1966 10C SMS CA SMS Roosevelt Dime NGC MS69
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 753630010

    1966 10C SMS CA SMS Roosevelt Dime NGC MS69

    $784.00
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Half Dimes and Dimes:

The very first silver coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint were 1792 silver Half Dismes which were reportedly struck from silver donated to the Mint by President George Washington. Only 1,500 of these coins were struck and it is believed that not more than 400 of those coins exist today. It is exceedingly rare and desirable and is considered more of a pattern coin by some experts.

The Half Dime coins were struck beginning in 1794 and were minted until 1873. There are several types of these Half Dimes such as the Flowing Hair, Draped Bust, Capped Bust and the Liberty Seated varieties. While most of these coins are easy to acquire and affordable in Uncirculated grades there are a few coins that are impossible to own. The rarities are led by the 1870-S coin, struck at the San Francisco Mint, which is unique! It is a fascinating series of American coins.

The ten cent coin, called a Dime, was first struck in 1796. The early coins are scarce and desirable but still affordable in higher circulated grades, this includes the Draped Bust and Capped Bust types of coins minted between 1796 and 1837. The later Liberty Seated dimes, which were struck between 1837 and 1891, are available and affordable on most budgets.

In 1892 US Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber designed a dime that became known as the “Barber Dime” and that series is very affordable, except for the extremely rare 1894-S, struck at the San Francisco Mint of which only 24 coins were reportedly struck. By 1916, the renaissance in American coinage had reached the Dime, which was redesigned to display Miss Liberty wearing a winged cap. This coin bore a striking resemblance to the Roman god “Mercury” and the coins were forever after known as Mercury Dimes. They were struck until 1945.

President Franklin Roosevelt died in April of 1945, just a few months prior to the end of World War II. Roosevelt had led America through the Great Depression and through this World War and America rewarded him with four terms in office. His remarkable life was celebrated by the U S Mint by striking a dime with his portrait on the obverse and the torch of freedom on the reverse. It is still struck today with no changes from its original design and is a set of coins that poses very few challenges.

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