The standard 1996 Roosevelt dimes are made of a clad composition that contains 75% copper and 25% nickel. Clad proof dimes and silver proof dimes were also minted and they sell for more money. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.
The US minted the 1996 P dime, 1996 D dime, 1996 W dime, 1996 S proof dime, and 1996 S silver proof dime.
Proof coins are essentially coins that have more detail. They are minted on special planchets and it takes longer to produce them. They are specifically made for collectors so you won't find any in your spare change.
The 1999 W dime is the first US dime to ever have the 'W' mint mark. These dimes were minted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Roosvelet dime series. You could only buy them as part of a special edition 11 coin mint set.
Note: The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of each coin.
|1996 W||West Point||1,457,000|
|1996 S Proof||San Francisco||1,750,244|
|1996 S Silver Proof||San Francisco||775,021|
The standard 1996 clad dimes in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.10. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.
Both the 1996 P dime and 1996 D dime are each worth around $2 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.
The 1996 W dime is worth around $20 in MS 65 condition.
The 1996 S proof dime is worth around $3 in PR 65 condition.
Silver Proof Dime
This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.32 as of January 27, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $18.21 per ounce.
The 1996 S silver proof dime is worth around $8 in PR 65 condition.
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.
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