1936 Mercury dime Value

1936 Dime Value

The 1936 Silver Dime is worth more than its face value, due to its numismatic value and silver bullion content. Continue reading if you want to know how much is a 1936 dime worth.

1936 Mercury dime obverse
1936 Dime reverse

Coin Specification

  • Type: Mercury Dime
  • Country: United States
  • Year: 1936
  • Face Value: 0.1 USD
  • Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
  • Metal Composition: 90% Silver – 10% Copper

The 1936 Mercury Dime is a ten-cent coin that was produced by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. The 1936 Silver Dime coin’s obverse (Head) features the portrait of the Roman messenger god Mercury along with the inscription 1936 – LIBERTY – IN GOD WE TRUST. The reverse (tail) features a fasces (a bundle of rods with an axe), and the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  – E PLURIBUS UNO – ONE DIME.

The 1936 Silver Dime can be found in different versions of mintage types:

  • 1936 Silver Dime without a mint mark, was struck at the Philadelphia mint with a total quantity of 87,500,000.
  • 1936 D Silver Dime, was struck at the Denver mint with a total quantity of 16,132,000.
  • 1936 S Silver Dime, was struck at the San Francisco mint with a total quantity of 9,210,000.

Note: The mint mark for the 1936 Dime is visible on the reverse side. 

How much is a 1936 dime worth?

The 1936 dime has a total silver content of 90% Silver (.07234 oz.). Therefore, the 1936 dime is worth at least its weight in silver. In general, the value of a 1936 dime in a circulated condition is between( $1.75 to $5) based on a silver spot price of $24 per Ounce. However, certain examples of the coin can be worth much more. For example, the 1936 proof dime in an uncirculated PF65 condition is worth about $1,200.

A 1936 S silver dime in an uncirculated MS67 condition is worth about $620. A 1936 D dime in MS67 condition is worth about $540 and in MS66 condition is worth about $430.

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