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Dimes, little coins, have great numismatic value. Collectors and enthusiasts seek uncommon and valuable dimes to enhance their collections. In this listicle, we reveal the top 10 most precious dimes that collectors worldwide have sought.  

1  1796 Draped Bust Dime (Small Eagle Reverse) – Estimated Value: $1.5 Million

The 1796 Draped Bust Dime with Small Eagle Reverse is numismatic marvel. Few of this dime exist. Collectors of early American coinage historically pay more for its complex design and historical significance.  

2   1874-CC Liberty Seated Dime – Estimated Value: $500,000

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.  

3  1916-D Mercury Dime – Estimated Value: $300,000

The 1916-D Mercury Dime, a series milestone, is prized. This diamond is precious due of its low mintage, unusual design, and important year. Rarity and demand increase value.  

4  1894-S Barber Dime – Estimated Value: $2 Million

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.  

5  1792 Disme (Dime) – Estimated Value: $1.5 Million

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.  

6  1942/1 Mercury Dime – Estimated Value: $60K

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.  

7  1838-O Capped Bust Dime – Estimated Value: $300,000

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.  

8  1921-D Mercury Dime – Estimated Value: $215,000

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 item due to demand.  

9  1871-CC Liberty Seated Dime – Estimated Value: $350,000

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.  

10  1926-S Mercury Dime – Estimated Value: $200,000

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


These 10 most valued dimes illustrate money and the US's long coinage history in numismatics. Collectors and enthusiasts love these dimes for their rarity, historical significance, and distinctive features. Finding valuable dimes is thrilling for numismatists because of treasures like this.  


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