The 1912 Barber dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1912 Dime

Specifications

Type: Barber Dime
Year: 1912
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 1912 dime with no mint mark and also the 1912 D dime and the 1912 S dime. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1912 Philadelphia 19,349,300
1912 D Denver 11,760,000
1912 S San Francisco 3,420,000

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 22, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.50 per ounce.

The 1912 dimes with no mint mark and the 1912 D dimes have similar values. In good condition each coin is worth around $4. In very fine condition the value is around $10, and in extremely fine condition the price is around $24. 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 1912 S dime is the most rare and valuable variety. It's worth around $4 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $12 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $32. In uncirculated condition the price is around $170 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $300.

Proof coins are available and they are valued at around $500 each in PR 63 condition. There were only 700 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:

1913 Dime
1911 Dime
1910 Dime