The 1949 Roosevelt dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1949 Dime

Specifications

Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1949
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 1949 dime with no mint mark and also the 1949 D dime and 1949 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1949 Philadelphia 30,940,000
1949 D Denver 26,034,000
1949 S San Francisco 13,510,000

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 1949 dime with no mint mark is worth around $3 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $27 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $38.

The 1949 D dime is worth around $3 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $12 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $20.

Lastly the 1949 S dime is the most rare and valuable series. This coin is worth around $5 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $45 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $55.

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:

1950 Dime
1948 Dime
1947 Dime