The 1959 Roosevelt dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1959 Dime

Specifications

Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1959
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 1959 dime with no mint mark and also the 1959 D dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1959 Philadelphia 85,780,000
1959 D Denver 164,919,790

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 1959 dimes with no mint mark and the 1959 D 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 $3 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $6.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $5 in PR 65 condition. There were 1,149,291 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:

1960 Dime
1958 Dime
1957 Dime