1961 was one of the final years that Roosevelt dimes were minted. The 1961 dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1961 Dime

Specifications

Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1961
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 1961 dime with no mint mark and also the 1961 D dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1961 Philadelphia 93,730,000
1961 D Denver 209,146,550

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 1961 dimes with no mint mark and the 1961 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 $5.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $5 in PR 65 condition. There were 3,028,244 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:

1962 Dime
1960 Dime
1959 Dime