1964 was the final year that Roosevelt dimes were minted. The 1964 dimes have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1964 Dime

Specifications

Type: Roosevelt Dime
Year: 1964
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 1964 dime with no mint mark and also the 1964 D dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1964 Philadelphia 929,360,000
1964 D Denver 1,357,517,180

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 1964 dimes with no mint mark and the 1964 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 3,950,762 proof coins minted.

Double Die Error

For the 1964 D series there was a double die error that you should look for. On the reverse side of the coin some of the letters overlap each other. The letters will be a little wider and you can see the slight overlap where the letters are pressed on top of each other. Sometimes this error is hard to see and it's more noticeable on some coins than on others.

The 1964 D double die error coin is worth around $35 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $100 for coins with an MS 63 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $160.

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:

1963 Dime
1962 Dime
1961 Dime