Top 10 Most Valuable Dimes

Small dimes are valuable numismatically. Collectors seek rare and valuable dimes for their collections. This article lists 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 elaborate design and historical relevance attract collectors ready to pay more for early American coinage history.  

1. 1796 Draped Bust Dime

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

2. 1874-CC Liberty Seated Dime

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

3. 1916-D Mercury Dime

In coin collecting, the 1894-S Barber Dime is famous. Collectors seeking an outstanding collection will dream of this dime's nine known specimens. The strong battle for ownership is reflected in its staggering projected worth.  

4. 1894-S Barber Dime

The 1792 Disme, one of the first US Mint dimes, is a historical gem. Its rarity and association with early American coins boost its assessed worth.  

5. 1792 Disme (Dime

An overdated die created the 1942/1 Mercury Dime, a rare mistake. Its distinctive characteristic and difficulty in finding a well-preserved example make this dime valuable to collectors.  

6. 1942/1 Mercury Dime

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 worth.  

7. 1838-O Capped Bust Dime

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 item due to demand.  

8. 1921-D Mercury Dime

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

9. 1871-CC Liberty Seated Dime

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

10. 1926-S Mercury Dime

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