Top 10 Most Valuable Dimes

Small dimes are valuable numismatically. Fans seek rare and valuable dimes to add to their collections. We list the top 10 most valuable dimes sought by collectors worldwide. 

The 1796 Draped Bust Dime with a Small Eagle Reverse is numismatic marvel. This dime is rare, with only a few. Its intricate design and historical significance attract collectors willing to pay more for early American coinage history. 

1796 Draped Bust Dime (Small Eagle Reverse) – Estimated Value: $1.5 Million

The Carson City Mint gave the 1874-CC Liberty Seated Dime Wild West charm. Its high estimated value is due to its scarcity and the mystique of Comstock Lode coins. 

1874-CC Liberty Seated Dime – Estimated Value: $500,000

Collectors cherish the 1916-D Mercury Dime, a key date in the series. Its low mintage, unique design, and association with a pivotal year make it a valuable gem. Value rises due to rarity and demand. 

1916-D Mercury Dime – Estimated Value: $300,000

In coin collecting, the 1894-S Barber Dime is legendary. Collectors seeking an elite collection will dream of this dime's nine known specimens. The fierce competition for ownership is reflected in its staggering estimated value. 

1894-S Barber Dime – Estimated Value: $2 Million

The 1792 Disme, one of the first US Mint dimes, is a historical treasure. Its rarity and association with early American coinage boost its estimated value. 

1792 Disme (Dime) – Estimated Value: $1.5 Million

An overdated die created the 1942/1 Mercury Dime, a rare error. Its unique feature and difficulty in finding a well-preserved specimen make this dime valuable to collectors. 

1942/1 Mercury Dime – Estimated Value: $60K

Another rare coin is the New Orleans Mint 1838-O Capped Bust Dime. Low mintage and few surviving examples make it desirable to collectors. Crescent City pieces are more desirable, increasing their value. 

1838-O Capped Bust Dime – Estimated Value: $300,000

The Mercury Dime series began with the 1921-D Mercury Dime. Collectors seek it out for its rarity, especially in higher grades. The numismatic market values this first piece due to demand. 

1921-D Mercury Dime – Estimated Value: $215,000

The Carson City Mint's 1871-CC Liberty Seated Dime is rare and historically significant. Its Old West connection and limited surviving specimens make it a prized addition to any numismatic collection, increasing its estimated value. 

1871-CC Liberty Seated Dime – Estimated Value: $350,000

Good-condition 1926-S Mercury Dimes fetch top prices. Scarcity and collector demand boost its estimated value, making it stand out among numismatic dimes. 

1926-S Mercury Dime – Estimated Value: $200,000

Rare Bicentennial Quarter and Rare Dimes Worth $15 Million Dollars Each Are Still in Circulation 

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