1961 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.

1961 Dime

Specifications

Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1961
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 1961 dime with no mint mark and also the 1961 D dime. You can find the mint mark on the front side of the coin.

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

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 1961 dime with no mint mark is valued at around $2.75 in fine to extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $3.50-4.00.

The 1961 D dime is valued at around $2.50 in fine to extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $3.50-4.00.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $10-15 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 3 million collectible proof coins so they aren't rare.


See also:

1962 Dime
1960 Dime
1959 Dime