How Much Is a 1943 Dime worth? (+Value Chart)

Last Updated on August 29, 2022

If you are a beginner at collecting old coins and you are thinking about starting a new collection, then the 1943 Dime should be part of that collection.

Who could have thought in 1943 that one day a dime would be as valuable as it is today?

It may just be a coin back in 1943 but today, it holds a lot of history and value in it.

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How Much Is 1943 Dime Worth?

The 1943 Dime is worth around $1.86 to $2 in good condition. This value is same for coins with or without the mintmark. 

For 1943 dimes that are in extremely fine condition, you may even be able to get something around $3.25 to $3.5. The value of the dime is $0.10, so compared to that eve $3.25 is a big number.

However, every variant has a different value based on various factors. The most popular collectible coins are the ones that are in uncirculated condition. 

In uncirculated condition, the value of the coin can go up to $35 and in some cases even more than that. The 1943 dime with full bands and in pristine condition can be worth over $10,000.

Full bands on coin means the features and texture of the coin are in pristine condition and you can clearly see each and every detail on the coin. There have also been coins that have sold for around $19,000 because of high grade and full bands.

The natural toning of the coin also adds value to it. 

Coin Type Good Very Good Extremely Fine Uncirculated MS60 Uncirculated MS65
1943 Dime $1.86  $2.43 $3.24 $6.03 $28
1943 D Dime $1.86  $2.43 $3.24 $6 $35
1943 S Dime $1.86  $2.43 $3.24 $6.98 $35

Why Is The 1943 Dime Known As The Winged Liberty Dime?

The 1943 dime is popularly known as the winged liberty dime due to its unique portrait of Liberty with wings engraved on the side of her head. This can be seen on the obverse of the 1943 Dime. 

Where Can Be Mintmark Found on 1943 Dime?

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The mintmark on coins can give you information about the coin’s origin. It denotes the mint where the respective coin was minted.

The mintmark can be found on the reverse side of the 1943 dime. It is located on the bottom side of the coin.

However the size is very small so you might have to look very closely.

Why Is The 1943 Dime Rare?

There are several reasons why the 1943 dime is considered a rarity. One of the reasons is that these coins are very old.

They were minted around 80 years ago. Another reason is the fact that these coins are from a time when precious metal like silver was used in the coins.

These days the treasury does not mint coins with such high amounts of silver.

Looking for the value of other coins from 1943? Read more of our guides:

Where To Buy The 1943 Dime From?

There are many physical and online places where you can buy a 1943 dime. It is such a huge market that you can easily find them anywhere.

However, finding premium quality collectibles coins may be a bit challenging. Check out sites like eBay or other well reputed websites that only deal in selling old and valuable coins. Pawn Shops can also be a great place to buy or even sell your 1943 Dime.

One thing to be careful about is the authenticity of the coin. Make sure the coin is graded and authenticated by a well respected organization.

There are many fakes in the market so it is always best to meet the seller in person so you can check the coin yourself.

Errors On 1943 Dime: Broad Struck and Repunched

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The 1943 dimes with mint errors are worth hundreds of dollars. A few 1943 dimes minted at the San Francisco Mint happened to be broad struck.

These coins can be sold for around $100 to $120. However different types of errors can increase the value on a different level. 

There are also some coins where the “S” mintmark was re-punched on the coin. Depending on the grade of these coins, their worth can go over $2000.

You can check this video to learn more about the errors on 1943 dime and how they would affect the coins value. 

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.