The standard 2008 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.

2008 Dime

The US minted the 2008 P dime, 2008 D dime, 2008 S proof dime, and 2008 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
2008 P Philadelphia 391,000,000
2008 D Denver 624,500,000
2008 S Proof San Francisco 1,405,674
2008 S Silver Proof San Francisco 763,887

Clad Dimes

The standard 2008 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 2008 P dime and 2008 D dime are each worth around $2 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 2008 S proof dime is worth around $2.50 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 $1.08 as of April 08, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $14.97 per ounce.

The 2008 S silver proof dime is worth around $5 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:

2009 Dime
2007 Dime
2006 Dime