The 1948 Roosevelt dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1948 Dime

Specifications

Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1948
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.23

The US minted the 1948 dime with no mint mark and also the 1948 D dime and 1948 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1948 Philadelphia 74,950,000
1948 D Denver 52,841,000
1948 S San Francisco 35,520,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.23 as of November 19, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.05 per ounce.

The 1948 dime with no mint mark is worth a slight premium over its silver melt value in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $4.25 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $12.

The 1948 D dime is worth a slight premium over its silver melt value in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $6 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $12.

Lastly the 1948 S dime is worth a slight premium over its silver melt value in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $5.50 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $12.

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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1949 Dime
1947 Dime
1946 Dime