TOP 10 MOST VALUABLE DIMES 

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1. 1894-S Barber Dime 

One of the most famous and valuable dimes, with only 24 minted and nine known to exist today. It was minted in San Francisco and can fetch millions of dollars at auction. 

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2. 1874-CC Liberty Seated Dime 

This Carson City Mint coin is extremely rare, especially in higher grades. Values can exceed several hundred thousand dollars for the finest known specimens. 

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3. 1916-D Mercury Dime 

Known for its low mintage, the 1916-D is the key date for the Mercury Dime series. In high grades, it can sell for over $100,000. 

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4. 1942/1 Mercury Dime 

This overdate error, where a 1942 die was stamped over a 1941, exists for both the Philadelphia and Denver mints, with the Philadelphia variety being particularly valuable. 

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5. 1829 Curl Base "2" Liberty Seated Dime 

A rare variety from early in the Liberty Seated series, valued at tens of thousands of dollars in higher grades. 

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6. 1796 Draped Bust Dime 

As part of the first year of U.S. dime production, this coin is sought after for its historical significance and rarity, commanding high prices even in lower grades. 

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7. 1797 Draped Bust Dime 

Another early U.S. mint dime with various rarities based on the number of stars on the obverse; these can also be very valuable. 

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8. 1872-CC Liberty Seated Dime 

Another rare Carson City Mint issue, valuable in any condition and worth more in higher grades. 

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9. 1871-CC Liberty Seated Dime 

Like other CC-minted coins, this dime from the Carson City Mint is rare and sought after, especially in fine condition. 

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10. 1916-S Mercury Dime 

While not as rare as the 1916-D, the 1916-S is a semi-key date with values that can surprise in higher conditions, particularly with Full Bands (FB) details. 

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