The 1955 Roosevelt dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1955 Dime

Specifications

Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1955
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.22

The US minted the 1955 dime with no mint mark and also the 1955 D dime and 1955 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1955 Philadelphia 12,450,181
1955 D Denver 13,959,000
1955 S San Francisco 18,510,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.22 as of November 14, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.85 per ounce.

Both the 1955 dimes with no mint mark, 1955 D dimes and 1955 S dimes have similar values. In extremely fine condition these coins sell for a slight premium above their silver melt value. In uncirculated condition the price is around $4 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $8.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $15 in PR 65 condition. There were 378,200 proof coins minted.

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.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1956 Dime
1954 Dime
1953 Dime