The 1832 Capped Bust dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1832 Dime

Specifications

Type: Capped Bust Dime
Year: 1832
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 89.24% silver, 10.76% copper
Silver Weight: .0774 oz.
Total Weight: 2.70 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.63

The US minted the 1832 dime with no mint mark. No other series were minted for this year.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1832 Philadelphia 522,500

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.63 as of October 04, 2022. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $21.02 per ounce.

The 1832 dime is worth around $40 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $100. In extremely fine condition the price is around $275. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,800.

Grading System

Good- The date, letters, and stars are visible. The bust is outlined but no details are present.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" inscribed on Liberty's headband is distinct. The rim is full. Liberty's ear and clasp are distinct but plain.

Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" inscribed on Liberty's headband is sharp. Liberty's ear is distinct. The hair above Liberty's eyes is well-defined.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

 

Sources:

The Red Book