1957 Roosevelt Dime Value (‘’P‘’, “D” & Rare Errors)

Jenson Cambell

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The 1957 Roosevelt Dime offers a valuable variety. From the abundant Mint State gems and Cameo specimens—it’s truly a collector’s paradise. But aside from the typical yet prized dimes, the 1957 series also has rare versions to look for.

Full-torch and Ultra Cameo are scarce—thus, the market value fetches a whopping $1700. To learn more about how much it’s worth, remember not to miss out on the charts and guides.

Abridge: 1957 Roosevelt Dime Value Guide

Unlike other dime series, the 1957 version only have two mint location: Philadelphia and Denver. The production for both tallied over 274 million, including proof coins. And to date, it still offers an ideal price trade since its release. Take a look at the summarized table below to know the worth of each variety.

Mint Location Mintage Series Value
 

Philadelphia

 

160,160,000

1957 10C MS $2.20-$235
1957 10C MS FT $45-$4100
1,247,952 1957 10C PF $4.50-$1650
 

Denver

 

113,354,330

1957 D 10C MS $2.20-$650
1957 D 10C MS FT $25-$1700

1957 Roosevelt Dime Details

  • Nominal Value: 10-cent
  • Coin Composition: 90% Silver – 10% Copper
  • Obverse-Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
  • Diameter: 17.9 mm
  • Total Weight: 2.5 grams
  • Edge: Reeded

The U.S. minted the 1957 dime in Philadelphia (without a mint mark) and the other in Denver (with D). If the coin is made in the latter Mint, you can find the mint mark inscribed on the reverse side—at the bottom of the torch.

What Is The Value of A 1957 Roosevelt Dime?

1957 Roosevelt Dime

A circulated condition of a 1957 Roosevelt Dime values at about $2.20 to 2.70, while an uncirculated state can reach up to $235 to $650 on the common market. [See the table below for the current price guide issued by NGC based on their grading and mint location].

1957 MS Dime Grading and Value For Each Mint Location
Grading Philadelphia Denver
Good $2.20 $2.20
Fine $2.20 $2.20
Extremely Fine $2.20 $2.20
MS 50 $2.20 $2.20
MS 58 $2.70 $2.70
MS 60 $3.50 $3.50
MS 61 $3.75 $3.75
MS 62 $4 $4
MS 63 $5 $5
MS 64 $10 $10
MS 65 $15 $19
MS 66 $20 $30
MS 67 $25-$65 $55-$130
MS 68 $235 $650

Dime produced under the Philadelphia Mint is ordinary in circulated coins, thus the lower price value than Denver. Among the grades, MS 66 is abundant, reaching an NGC census of 1,589—followed by MS 67 with 839.

Conversely, the latter Mint has better quality control, explaining the 50% price difference. They also have a lot of BU rolls in the savings, so you can expect the 1957 dime to have a higher mint state.

1957 Dime Full Torch (FT) Worth

1957 Dime Full Torch (FT) Worth

Dime with Full Torch (FT) designation can be tricky to find. To qualify with such identification, the bands on the torch element should show full vertical line separation. The better the strike character, the higher the value it gets from the collectors.

1957 MS FT Dime Grading and Value For Each Mint Location
Grading Philadelphia Denver
MS FT 65 $45 $25-$30
MS FT 66 $165-$325 $45-$75
MS FT 67 $2,050-$4,100 $120-$275
MS FT 68 / $1,700

The base value for 1957 FT Dime is valued at around $35-$45 and can reach $4,100. One of the highest auction records on PCGS was a 1957 MS67 Full Band fetching $2,233.

1957 P Roosevelt Dime Proof Value

1957 P Roosevelt Dime Proof Value

The 1957 Roosevelt dime is more available than the previous date proof set. The sales history doubles over the following years of its release.

However, it encountered a setback after it shocked resellers. That is, especially on PF 69 CA. Currently, its base price is $325, which is 23.5% lower in value than its highest peak sale in 2007, amounting to $425.

1957 Proof Roosevelt Dime Value
Grading Proof (PF) PF Cameo (CA) PF Ultra Cameo (UC)
PF 60 $4.50 / /
PF 61 $4.60 / /
PF 62 $5 / /
PF 63 $5.50 $8.25 $13
PF 64 $9 $11 $20
PF 65 $12 $19 $40-$45
PF 66 $20 $30-$35 $175-$200
PF 67 $25-$28 $65-$75 $225-250
PF 68 $45 $125 $700-$1,075
PF 69 $150 $325 $1,650

The selling price for each variety remained unchanged for the past five years, ranging from $150 to $1,650. But based on the auction history, it can reach as high as $664 for a PF 69 and $1,058 for a PF 68 CA.

Roosevelt Dime Grading Based On Four Conditions

Understanding how to inspect a coin can help arrive at an accurate value. Here, we’ll briefly explain the distinct characteristics that differentiate each condition. (Note that some are subtle changes, so be sure to compare the wear on the photo as well).

Uncirculated State

Grading 1957 Roosevelt Dime
@Coin Study

As expected, this condition does not present any speck of wear. The original mint luster is intact, and the details of each element are precise. The hair—above the ear, specifically—features refined lines, while the cheek and jaw are lustrous. On the reverse side, the flame should not be dull; and the olive and oak leaves should have clear separation.

Extremely Fine State

Grading 1957 Roosevelt Dime Extremely Fine State

This condition features slightly worn details, with some elements starting to flatten. The hair and cheek details are still visible, although diminutive wear is present. The jawline shows signs of wear, and the lustrous appearance is reduced. On the reverse side, the fire, olive, and oak leaves show leveled parts, but still, no signs of merging.

Fine State

Grading 1957 Roosevelt Dime Fine State

Fine-condition coins still have adequate details. Although there are evident merged lines, losing the clear separation of the elements. The high spot of the hair now loses attribute and is close to leveling out.

Additionally, you’ll find the cheek and temple of Roosevelt flattened. Lastly, the torch flame and leaves line are missing. It is now left with an outline and diminished vertical bands.

Good State

Grading 1957 Roosevelt Dime Good State

In general, the elements on the obverse and reverse side look smoothened. The details are less sharp, and the inscription is faint. Take a look at the date—the last digit of the mint year fades first, moving inwards.

Also, the leaf and the torch on the tail side look merged—with some outlines missing. But despite the evident wear, all the inscriptions should still be readable.

List of 1957 Dime Error Coins And Their Features

As mentioned before, a 1957 dime is typical on a circulating coin. It is just a matter of condition and rarity to be valuable. Error coins, for example, have a good auction history based on PCGS records.

A 1957 D MS 68 FT was sold for $1,900, while a strike-through error PF coin garnered $84 at auction. Now let’s look at the other error coins available in the market and their current value.

Blakesley Effect – 1957 Roosevelt Silver, Clipped Dime

1957 Roosevelt Silver, Clipped Dime Blakesley Effect

This error term comes from an American numismatist who described the coin’s inaccuracy. The Blakesley effect is directly the opposite of the clipped side.

The rims usually lack area, or the edge is flat compared to the other sides. Some may show incomplete elements, while others may look punched out. This error values around $5 to $10.

Blank Reverse Side Error – 1957 Roosevelt Dime Light Toning

1957 Roosevelt Dime Light Toning Blank Reverse Side Error

From the name itself—it does not have a design on the reverse side. This error happens when the planchet gets skipped by the die press during minting.

The Mint sometimes removes these error coins for circulation as it is not counted as legal tender. With that, it is scarce and can be worth over $100, although some variety sells for $3 to $10.

Clipped Error Coin – 1957 Roosevelt Dime

1957 Roosevelt Dime Clipped Error Coin

Error dimes with missing pieces are coins struck from a clipped blank. Collectors find those with larger clips more valuable than minor clip percentage errors. This type of error can also form in a ragged shape, bowtie, or crescent—but the latter is more typical. Clipped error coins with grade and mint state can range from $50 to $100.

Improper Annealing Planchet Error – 1957 D Dime

1957 D Dime Improper Annealing Planchet Error

Improperly annealed coins happen when the cooper moves to the coin surface, forming unnecessary layers. Sometimes, the discoloration may look red, black, or purple from the oxidization. This type of error reaches around $35 to $120. But it can fetch up to $400, depending on the condition and variety.

Lamination Error – 1957 Silver Dime Very Rare

1957 Silver Dime Very Rare Lamination Error

In lamination errors, the cracks and flakes on the field are very evident. It occurs with contaminants in the alloy, causing the elements to separate—looking like metal leaves. Minor lamination errors usually come at $5 to $10, while prominent flakes can fetch $100 to $200.

Take Away

The 1957 Roosevelt Dime offers an excellent market value, especially if in pristine, uncirculated condition. It also has varieties that are worth above a thousand dollars.

The full torch alone fetches up to $4000, with the proof version following behind with $1,650. Aside from this, there is a line of error coins to trade for. The lamination error, for example, has different types making it unique to any coin set.

1957 Roosevelt Dime Value chart

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