1964 Dime Value Guide

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Composition: The 1964 dime is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.

Mint marks: Dimes minted in 1964 were produced in Philadelphia (no mint mark), Denver (D mint mark), and San Francisco (S mint mark).

Silver content: Each 1964 dime contains approximately 0.0723 troy ounces of silver.

Face value: The face value of the 1964 dime is 10 cents.

Numismatic value: The coin's numismatic value refers to its worth to collectors beyond its silver content.

Melt value: The melt value is the worth of the coin if it were melted down for its silver content.

Rarity: The 1964 dime is considered common as it was widely produced before the transition to copper-nickel clad dimes in 1965.

Condition: A dime's condition significantly impacts its value. Coins in better condition command higher prices.

Grades: Common coin grades include Poor (P), Fair (F), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF), Extremely Fine (EF or XF), and Mint State (MS).

Uncirculated coins: Uncirculated 1964 dimes that have not been used for commerce tend to have higher values.

Full Bands: The presence of full bands on the reverse torch (on the fasces) enhances the value for mint state coins.

Mint set coins: 1964 dimes from mint sets can sometimes be more valuable than those found in circulation.

Errors and varieties: Certain minting errors or die varieties can increase the dime's value, such as double dies or striking errors.

Grading services: Coins authenticated and graded by reputable services like PCGS or NGC often have a higher value.

Bullion vs. collector value: Some people collect these dimes for their silver content, while others focus on their numismatic value.

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