The 1898 Barber dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1898 Dime

Specifications

Type: Barber Dime
Year: 1898
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: 2.25 grams
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.27

The US minted the 1898 dime with no mint mark and also the 1898 O dime and 1898 S dime. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1898 Philadelphia 16,320,000
1898 O New Orleans 2,130,000
1898 S San Francisco 1,702,507

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.27 as of October 22, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.50 per ounce.

The 1898 dime with no mint mark is worth around $4 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $12 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $26. In uncirculated condition the price is around $130 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $200.

The 1898 O dime is worth around $12 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $100 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $150. In uncirculated condition the value is around $475 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $900.

The 1898 S dime is worth around $8 in good condition. In very fine condition the price is around $45 and in extremely fine condition the price rises to around $80. In uncirculated condition the value is around $500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,100.

Proof coins are available and they are valued at around $500 each in PR 63 condition. There were only 735 proof coins minted but mostly all of them were saved by collectors so the value isn't as high as you might expect.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1899 Dime
1897 Dime
1896 Dime