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

Numismatic marvel 1796 Draped Bust Dime with Small Eagle Reverse. Few of these dime exist. Due to its complexity and historical value, early American coin collectors pay extra.

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

Wild West-themed 1874-CC Liberty Seated Dime from Carson City Mint. Its great value is due to scarcity and Comstock Lode coin mystique.

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

The 1916-D Mercury Dime, a series milestone, highly valued. Due of its rare design, low mintage, and significant year, this diamond is valuable. Rarity and demand boost value.

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

In coin collecting, the 1894-S Barber Dime is important. Collectors will love this dime's nine known examples. Its staggering value reflects the intense ownership battle.

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

The 1792 US Mint dimes are historical treasures. Its rarity and association with early American coins boost its value.

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

Rarely, an overdated die produced the 1942/1 Mercury Dime. Its rarity makes this cent valuable to collectors.

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

New Orleans Mint 1838-O Capped Bust Dime is rare. Low mintage and few surviving pieces appeal to collectors. Crescent City goods are worthier.

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

The first Mercury Dime was 1921-D. Rarity, especially in higher grades, attracts collectors. This first item's value is based on demand.

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

The Carson City Mint's 1871-CC Liberty Seated Dime is rare and significant. A great addition to any numismatic collection, its Old West connection and rare surviving specimens boost its value.

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

Good-condition 1926-S Mercury Dimes sell. Scarcity and collector demand boost its numismatic dimes worth.


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