Today Your Lucky Silver Dime Was Worth $2.17.1Submitted by Chris Uski on Sun, 12/30/2012 - 05:42
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Silver closed at $29.99, so a silver dime minted between 1946 and 1964, composed of 90% silver, contained $2.16.9 in melted silver dollar/FRN denominated value.
The 10% copper content would have sold for .2 cents.
The total melt value added together would total $2.17.1 Minus the cost of melting the silver dime which most people would never do, it's more of a useful term. Even though it is perfectly legal to melt down coins hence the term 'melt value'.