The 1909 Barber dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1909 Dime

Specifications

Type: Barber Dime
Year: 1909
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.20

The US minted the 1909 dime with no mint mark and also the 1909 D dime, the 1909 O dime, and 1909 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1909 Philadelphia 10,240,000
1909 D Denver 954,000
1909 O New Orleans 2,287,000
1909 S San Francisco 1,000,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.20 as of December 07, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.57 per ounce.

The 1909 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 1909 D dime is the most rare variety and it's worth around $8 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $90. In extremely fine condition the value is around $140. In uncirculated condition the price is around $500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $800.

The 1909 O dime is worth around $5 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $25 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $70. In uncirculated condition the price is around $250 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $575.

The 1909 S dime is another rare variety that can be valuable. In good condition the value is around $9. In very fine condition the value is around $130 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $180. In uncirculated condition the price is around $450 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $750.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are valued at around $500 each in PR 63 condition. There were only 650 proof coins minted but mostly all of them were saved by collectors so the value isn't as high as you might expect.

Grading System

Good- The date and the letters are visible but plain. The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband has been completely worn off.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is visible but plain.

Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is sharp. The edges on Liberty's headband are distinct.

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.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1910 Dime
1908 Dime
1907 Dime