The standard 1996 Roosevelt dimes are made of a clad composition that contains copper and 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.

1996 Dime

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.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1996 P Philadelphia 1,421,163,000
1996 D Denver 1,400,300,000
1996 W West Point 1,457,000
1996 S Proof San Francisco 1,750,244
1996 S Silver Proof San Francisco 775,021

Clad Dimes

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 $1.24 as of May 28, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.08 per ounce.

The 1996 S silver proof dime is worth around $8 in PR 65 condition.

Grading System

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:

1997 Dime
1995 Dime
1994 Dime