90% Silver Roosevelt Dimes Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) x 10
Highlights of these Coins:
- Legal tender coinage produced by the US Mint from 1946-1964.
- Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED - NICE AND SHINY FROM A SEALED ROLL.
- These coins were common in circulation until silver was removed from US coinage in 1965.
- Comprised of 90% silver, 10% copper
- 90% silver dimes are a commonly traded and widely recognized investment product.
These coins have a standard weight of 2.50 grams and diameter of 17.9 mm with a reeded edge. During this time period, the mint mark for dimes struck at the Denver and San Francisco mint facilities appears on the reverse of the coin to the left of the base of the torch.
The United States Mint produced 90% silver coinage from the 1790s to the 1960s. For most of American history, these coins were commonly encountered in everyday commerce. When silver prices rose due to inflation in the 1960s, the melt value of these coins began to exceed their face value, and wise collectors hoarded them. In 1965, faced with a dearth of circulating coinage, the Mint eliminated silver from most American coins. Today, most coins are made from a copper-nickel alloy and contain no silver.
However, circulated 90% silver coins are still traded as an investment product around the world. These coins are sometimes referred to as “junk silver” because they are in circulated condition, but make no mistake: they are a wise investment, indeed. If you put away a paper $5 bill in 1965, you’d still have $5; but a roll of pre-1965 Roosevelt dimes is now worth many, many times that!
Dimes offer several key advantages. They are a great way of owning silver in small, easily divisible quantities. Should silver one day be used again in everyday commerce or for barter, these coins will likely be among the most common and widely-accepted. Additionally, they are a unique piece of American history.