How Much Is a1949 Dime worth? (+Value Chart)

Last Updated on August 29, 2022

The US has a history of putting its presidents and founding fathers on their currency to make it special and rare.

Dimes are difficult to find in today’s time, but that is also why dimes are considered valuable and can fetch a collector a handsome amount.

The older the Dime, the better the value; that is why they made the last Dime with President Roosevelt on it.

1949 S Roosevelt Dime 10c FN Fine


 How Much is a 1949 Dime Worth?

1949 S Roosevelt Dime 10c FN Fine

The worth of 1949 Dime worth is around $4 if found in really good condition. During the Roosevelt era, the coins are mostly made in heavy silver; thus, the coin’s value, depending on its grading and condition while factoring in the amount of silver quantity that is available in the Dime helps set the right price. 

The grading of a coin means the condition in which it is found. The quality of the Dime, along with the outlook.

The coin’s features primarily dependent on whether the coin is uncirculated or in public use. Uncirculated coins fetch much more money than those in public use. 

How to Grade a 1949 Dime?

The grading system of a 1949 dime is similar to how most rare coins are graded. However, it is primarily focused on three major factors that affect the monetary value of the Dime. 

  • Excellent Quality: The quality of the 1949 dime is plain and simple. A few stains with wear and tear present, thus making it less valuable but easy to find.
  • MS 63 Uncirculated: The MS 60 Uncirculated 1949 dime is worth a lot more due to its presenting condition. The major points, such as Roosevelt’s nose or hair, have a bit of blemish but have a strong luster that invites the onlooker to go for it.
  • MS 65 Gem Uncirculated: This grade of the 1949 dime is the rarest and most expensive to find. It looks attractive to the collector as it has no blemishes or noticeable stains. It catches the eye of the collector and can fetch a good amount of money. 

These grading criteria help the collector decide which one they prefer to buy and whether the 1949 dime is worth adding to their collection. The better the grading, the more the coin has been preserved and thus can be a great find. 

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How is the 1949 Dime Mintmarked, and What is the Price Range?

The value of a 1949 Dime depends on where it was mintmarked and whether the coin was uncirculated or in public possession. The 1949 dime was majorly minted in Philadelphia, and was provided to the public where the value was on average $4.

On the other hand, the Dime minted in Denver and San Francisco where both uncirculated coins and thus had a higher value to them. 

Coin Value Excellent Condition MS 63 (Uncirculated) MS 65 Gem (Uncirculated)
1949 $4 $27 $38
1949 D $4 $12 $20
1949 S $5 $45 $55

As shown above, the 1949 S Dime has the highest rate at which it can be sold and bought. It is the rarest Dime that you can find as the least amount of 1949 Dimes were produced in that city with a roundabout figure of 13,510,000.

The Philadelphia Mint minted around 30,940,000 dimes, and the 1949 Dime, minted in Denver, were around 26,034,000. 

Specific Features of the 1949 Dime

1949 D Roosevelt Dime AG About Good 90% Silver 10c US Coin Collectible

Let’s talk about the specific features of the 1949 Dime that helps a collector choose it over any other coin. First and foremost, the feature that makes a collector choose a 1949 Dime is its metal composition.

Like most collectible coins, the 1949 Dime is also made of 90% Silver and around 10% copper. This composition is guaranteed to make a coin long-lasting and robust. 

The weight of the coin has to be specific when it comes to the bartering of the 1949 Dime. The coin’s silver weight is around 0.72 oz, and the total weight of the Dime is 2.5 grams.

This is an indication that the 1949 dime is the right one. The coin’s features include the bust of President Franklin Roosevelt.

Features that increase the value of this coins include the luster and appeal with the mintmark found on the back of the coin. All the features should be detailed and unfaded.

If the features start to fade away the value of the coin will go down as well.   

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.