Half-Dimes and Dimes

Half-Dimes and Dimes

  • 1807 10C JR-1 Early Dime NGC MS61
    1807 10C JR-1 Early Dime NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 907770017

    1807 10C JR-1 Early Dime NGC MS61

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  • 1823/2 Small Es Bust Dime NGC XF40
    1823/2 Small Es Bust Dime NGC XF40
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755730039

    1823/2 Small Es Bust Dime NGC XF40

    $728.00
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  • 1832 H10C Bust Half Dime NGC MS64
    1832 H10C Bust Half Dime NGC MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755730031

    1832 H10C Bust Half Dime NGC MS64

    $1,288.00
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  • 1833 H10C V-7 LM-1 CAC Bust Half Dime NGC MS67
    1833 H10C V-7 LM-1 CAC Bust Half Dime NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755805012

    1833 H10C V-7 LM-1 CAC Bust Half Dime NGC MS67

    $10,530.00
  • 1838 H10C NO DRAPERY Seated Half Dime NGC MS65
    1838 H10C NO DRAPERY Seated Half Dime NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755730033

    1838 H10C NO DRAPERY Seated Half Dime NGC MS65

    $1,288.00
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  • 1853 10C Arrows Seated Dime NGC MS67
    1853 10C Arrows Seated Dime NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504188014

    1853 10C Arrows Seated Dime NGC MS67

    $8,910.00
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  • 1858 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR64
    1858 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755829001

    1858 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR64

    $1,681.75
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  • 1862-S 10C Seated Dime NGC XF40
    1862-S 10C Seated Dime NGC XF40
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754330011

    1862-S 10C Seated Dime NGC XF40

    $952.00
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  • 1865 10C CA Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR66+
    1865 10C CA Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205050

    1865 10C CA Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR66+

    $9,720.00
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  • 1867 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR66
    1867 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504218005

    1867 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR66

    $5,670.00
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  • 1870 H10C CA CAC Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR66
    1870 H10C CA CAC Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756015041

    1870 H10C CA CAC Proof Seated Half Dime NGC PR66

    $1,898.75
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  • 1872 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR67
    1872 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504218006

    1872 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR67

    $5,130.00
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  • 1874 10C ARROWS Seated Dime PCGS MS65
    1874 10C ARROWS Seated Dime PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504188012

    1874 10C ARROWS Seated Dime PCGS MS65

    $3,402.00
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  • 1877 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS67
    1877 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910001006

    1877 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS67

    $5,238.00
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  • 1878 10C CA Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR64
    1878 10C CA Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756344003

    1878 10C CA Proof Seated Dime PCGS PR64

    $840.00
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  • 1878-CC 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS63
    1878-CC 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754645014

    1878-CC 10C Seated Dime PCGS MS63

    $2,700.00
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  • 1882 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR64
    1882 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 516736060

    1882 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR64

    $840.00
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  • 1882 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR66
    1882 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755649001

    1882 10C CA Proof Seated Dime NGC PR66

    $1,540.00
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  • 1898 10C Proof Barber Dime PCGS PR67
    1898 10C Proof Barber Dime PCGS PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755673035

    1898 10C Proof Barber Dime PCGS PR67

    $2,115.75
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  • 1916-D 10C Mercury Dime Details NGC XF40
    1916-D 10C Mercury Dime Details NGC XF40
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755132016

    1916-D 10C Mercury Dime Details NGC XF40

    $4,050.00
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  • 1931 10C FB CAC Mercury Dime PCGS MS67
    1931 10C FB CAC Mercury Dime PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756015007

    1931 10C FB CAC Mercury Dime PCGS MS67

    $8,370.00
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  • 1931-D 10C FB Mercury Dime PCGS MS67
    1931-D 10C FB Mercury Dime PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755694076

    1931-D 10C FB Mercury Dime PCGS MS67

    $2,441.25
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  • 1937 10C Proof Mercury Dime NGC PR68
    1937 10C Proof Mercury Dime NGC PR68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754387013

    1937 10C Proof Mercury Dime NGC PR68

    $1,953.00
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  • 1940 10C FB Mercury Dime PCGS MS68
    1940 10C FB Mercury Dime PCGS MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756015009

    1940 10C FB Mercury Dime PCGS MS68

    $3,618.00
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  • 1943-D 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68
    1943-D 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755789023

    1943-D 10C FB Mercury Dime NGC MS68

    $1,232.00
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  • 1947-D 10C Roosevelt Dime NGC MS68
    1947-D 10C Roosevelt Dime NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756077015

    1947-D 10C Roosevelt Dime NGC MS68

    $560.00
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  • 1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS67
    1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756344005

    1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS67

    $840.00
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  • 1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS67+
    1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504218009

    1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS67+

    $2,862.00
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  • 1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime NGC MS67
    1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755673042

    1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime NGC MS67

    $784.00
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  • 1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime NGC MS67
    1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756469009

    1949-S 10C FB Roosevelt Dime NGC MS67

    $784.00
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  • 1982 10C NO P FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS65
    1982 10C NO P FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755197009

    1982 10C NO P FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS65

    $420.00
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  • 1982 10C NO P FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS66
    1982 10C NO P FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755197008

    1982 10C NO P FB Roosevelt Dime PCGS MS66

    $560.00
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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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