The 1947 Roosevelt dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1947 Dime


Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1947
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.75

The US minted the 1947 dime with no mint mark and also the 1947 D dime and 1947 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1947 Philadelphia 121,520,000
1947 D Denver 46,835,000
1947 S San Francisco 34,840,000


This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.75 as of October 21, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.21 per ounce.

Each series has similar values. These coins are each worth a slight premium over their silver melt value in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $6.00-6.50 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $12.

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Grading System

Extremely fine- The lines of the hair, flame, and torch look very plain.

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.

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.



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See also:

1948 Dime
1946 Dime