Written by  Jon 17 oct, 2023

Your dime could be worth $13,200 

Recently, a unique dime fetched $13,200 in an online auction, and here's why it's so special.

The coin collector @TreasureTown on TikTok revealed the remarkable reasons behind its rarity.

The coin collector @TreasureTown on TikTok revealed the remarkable reasons behind its rarity.

The dime's exceptional value is linked to being struck on a 90% Silver Planchet.

In 1964, the US ceased using 90% silver for dimes and quarters, making this dime a relic.

In 1964, the US ceased using 90% silver for dimes and quarters, making this dime a relic.

Despite efforts to separate silver and clad planchets, a silver planchet found its way into the dies of a 1965 Roosevelt dime.

A planchet is a blank piece of metal used to create a coin's design.

These unique dimes are in circulation, so here's how to identify one.

Check the dime's edge for a silver sheen - a telltale sign.

Also, compare its weight; a genuine error dime weighs 2.5 grams, heavier than the usual nickel-copper mix.

If you suspect you have one, consult a professional coin appraiser. It could be a valuable 1965 silver planchet error dime.

They were minted in Philadelphia (P), San Francisco (S), or Denver (D), marked on the coin.

The first Roosevelt dime replaced the Mercury design in 1946.

While some dimes had silver content, in 1965, all Roosevelt coins switched to copper-nickel.

This rare dime showcases the rich history of US coinage. Keep an eye on your change; you might stumble upon a hidden treasure!