1960 was one of the final years that Roosevelt dimes were minted. These coins aren't rare, but they do have value as numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1960 Dime

Specifications

Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1960
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 1960 dime with no mint mark and also the 1960 D dime. You can find the mint mark on the front side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1960 Philadelphia 70,390,000
1960 D Denver 200,160,400

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 1960 dime with no mint mark is worth around $2.50-3.00 in fine to extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $3.50-4.00.

The 1960 D dime is slightly less valuable because it's more common. In fine to extremely fine condition it's only valued at a slight premium above the silver scrap value. In uncirculated condition the value is around $2.50-3.00.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $13-18 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 1.6 million collectible proof coins so they aren't rare.

Double Die Error

There is a double die error for the 1960 dime with no mint mark. This error occurred in some of the proof issues. On the front side of the coin there will be letters and numbers that slightly overlap each other. The bigger and more pronounced the overlap the more value the error coin will have. This error is not particularly easy to spot- you need to take a close look at the coin.

There is a lack of recent sales data for this error coin. However the value would be estimated to be at over $100 for coins in mint condition.


See also:

1961 Dime
1959 Dime
1958 Dime