The 1908 Barber dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1908 Dime

Specifications

Type: Barber Dime
Year: 1908
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 1908 dime with no mint mark and also the 1908 D dime, the 1908 O dime, and 1908 S dime. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1908 Philadelphia 10,600,000
1908 D Denver 7,490,000
1908 O New Orleans 1,789,000
1908 S San Francisco 3,220,000

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 17, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.54 per ounce.

The 1908 dime with no mint mark is worth around $4 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $10 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $125 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $225.

The 1908 D dime is worth around $4 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $10 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $30. 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 $300.

The 1908 O dime is the most rare variety. It's worth around $6 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $65 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $95. In uncirculated condition the price is around $300 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $500.

Lastly the 1908 S dime is worth around $4 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $25 and in extremely fine condition the value rises to around $45. In uncirculated condition the price is around $350 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $500.

Proof coins are available and they are valued at around $500 each in PR 63 condition. There were only 545 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:

1909 Dime
1907 Dime
1906 Dime