The standard 1998 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.

1998 Dime

The US minted the 1998 P dime, 1998 D dime, 1998 S proof dime, and 1998 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.

Note: The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of each coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1998 P Philadelphia 1,163,000,000
1998 D Denver 1,172,250,000
1998 S Proof San Francisco 2,086,507
1998 S Silver Proof San Francisco 878,792

Clad Dimes

The standard 1998 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 1998 P dime and 1998 D dime are each worth around $2 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 1998 S proof dime is worth around $4 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 $1.30 as of January 17, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.98 per ounce.

The 1998 S silver proof dime is worth around $6 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:

1999 Dime
1997 Dime
1996 Dime