Unlike the Silver Roosevelt dime (1946-1964), the clad Roosevelt dime can still be found in circulation. Even with this low cost of acquiring these coins, Roosevelt dimes are not widely collected. However, if you are looking to move beyond Lincoln pennies and Jefferson Nickels, this would be the coin collection for the budget minded collector.

History of the Clad Roosevelt Dime

Between 1963 in 1965 the United States was experiencing a coin shortage.

This was mainly due to the rising price of silver causing the intrinsic melt value of silver coins to be worth more than their face value. In 1965, the United States began converting all of their silver coins to a copper nickel clad composition. John Sinnock’s design of the Roosevelt dime remained unchanged. However,  the United States Mint continued to blame the coin shortage on coin collectors. Therefore from 1965 through 1967 they removed all mint marks from United States coins. Beginning in 1968, the mint resumed using mint marks to identify where the coins were made.

Market Analysis

Roosevelt dimes are still made for circulation by the United States Mint. The current coin is made with an outer layer composed of 25% nickel and 75% copper with an inner core of 100% copper.  Up until 1964, dimes were made with 90% silver. If you want to get the most money for your Roosevelt clad dime collection, you need to sort them and organize them so the dealer can quickly see what you have.

Unfortunately, most Roosevelt dime coin collections are not worth much more than face value.

Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties

In 1982 a die was made for a Roosevelt dime without the required “P” mint mark. A “1982 No P Mint Mark” coin is worth considerably more than regular 1982 Philadelphia mint dimes.

  As such, this coin is frequently counterfeit or altered from common 1982-P dimes.  Therefore, you should have the coin authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service.

  • ​1982 “No P” Roosevelt dime
  • 1996-W

Condition or Grade

If your coin is worn and looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below, it is considered a circulated coin.

  • Photo of a Circulated Roosevelt dime

If your coin looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below and has no evidence of wear due to being in circulation, it is considered an uncirculated coin.

  • Photo of an Uncirculated Roosevelt dime

Mint Marks

Roosevelt Clad Dimes were produced at four different mints: Philadelphia (1965-1979: no mint mark. 1980-date: P), Denver (D), San Francisco (S) and West Point (W).  As illustrated in the picture link below, the mint mark is located on the obverse of the coin, near the lower right side above the date.

  • Photo of the Roosevelt dime mint mark location

Roosevelt Dime (Clad) Average Prices and Values

The buy price is what you can expect to pay to a dealer when you purchase the coin.  Sell value is what you can expect a dealer to give you if you sell the coin. Average circulated and average uncirculated prices and values are given for your reference.

These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and a number of other factors that determine its worth.

Date & Mint Circulated Uncirculated
Buy Sell Buy Sell
1965 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1965 SMS $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $1.20
1966 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1966 SMS $0.25 F.V. $3.00 $0.80
1967 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1967 SMS $0.25 F.V. $3.00 $1.20
1968 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1968 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1969 $0.25 F.V. $3.00 $0.40
1969 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1970 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1970 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1971 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1971 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.40
1972 $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.40
1972 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.40
1973 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.30
1973 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.30
1974 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.30
1974 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1975 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.30
1975 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1976 $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.30
1976 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.30
Date & Mint Circulated Uncirculated
Buy Sell Buy Sell
1977 $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1977 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1978 $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1978 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1979 $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1979 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.30
1980 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1980 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.30
1981 P $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.30
1981 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1982 P $0.25 F.V. $4.00 $2.00
1982 P No Mint Mark * $38.00 $19.00 $200.00 $60.00
1982 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.80
1983 P $0.25 F.V. $3.00 $1.20
1983 D $0.25 F.V. $2.00 $0.80
1984 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1984 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1985 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1985 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.30
1986 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.20
1986 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.20
1987 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.20
1987 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.20
1988 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.20
1988 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.20
Date & Mint Circulated Uncirculated
Buy Sell Buy Sell
1989 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.20
1989 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.20
1990 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 $0.20
1990 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1991 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1991 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1992 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1992 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1993 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1993 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1994 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1994 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1995 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1995 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1996 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1996 W $2.00 $1.10 $15.00 $6.00
1996 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1997 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1997 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1998 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1998 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1999 P $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
1999 D $0.25 F.V. $1.00 F.V.
Date & Mint Circulated Uncirculated
Buy Sell Buy Sell
2000 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2000 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2001 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2001 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2002 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2002 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2003 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2003 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2004 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2004 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2005 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2005 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2006 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2006 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2007 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2007 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2008 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2008 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2009 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2009 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2010 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2010 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2011 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2011 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2012 P F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2012 D F.V. F.V. $1.00 F.V.
2013 P F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2013 D F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2014 P F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2014 D F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2015 P F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2015 D F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2016 P F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2016 D F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2017 P F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2017 D F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2018 P F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.
2018 D F.V. F.V. $0.50 F.V.

F.V. = Face Value
*= See the section above “Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties” for more information on these coins.