The 1953 Roosevelt dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1953 Dime

Specifications

Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1953
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: 2.25 grams
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.29

The US minted the 1953 dime with no mint mark and also the 1953 D dime and 1953 S dime. You can find the mint mark on the front side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1953 Philadelphia 53,490,120
1953 D Denver 136,433,000
1953 S San Francisco 39,180,000

Value

The value in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The scrap silver value for this coin is $1.29 as of September 19, 2019. This scrap value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.83 per ounce.

The 1953 dime with no mint mark is valued at around $2.75 in fine to extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $4.50.

The 1953 D dime is valued at around $2.50 in fine to extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $4.50.

Lastly the 1953 S dime is the most rare variety but the prices are similar to the other series. In fine to extremely fine condition the value is around $2.50-3.00. In uncirculated condition the value is around $4.50.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $30 when graded by a reputable grading company. Graded proof coins with a grade of PR 68+ will sell for more. The Philadelphia mint issued out only 128,800 collectible proof coins.


See also:

1954 Dime
1952 Dime
1951 Dime