1968 Dime Value Guide (‘’P ‘’, “D”, ‘’PF’’ & Rare Error Coins)

Jenson Cambell

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Dimes from 1968 do not hold the most value in the long list of dime series. Being the fourth iteration of the clad dimes, its bullion value is much lower than the past production.

With that said, some elements can increase the price of this coin. With this guide on the 1968 Dime Value, you’ll learn the ins and outs of knowing which coins hold more price.

1968 Dime Value Table

1968 dime

Below is the estimated value of the 1968 Dime. Due to the high production numbers, the base value of the dime is relatively low, at just $0.15. Even as a proof coin, it has a $0.45 base value.

Mint Location Mintage Coin Series Estimated Value
Philadelphia 424,470,000 1968 10C MS $0.15 to $400.00
1968 10C MS FT $30.00 to $350.00
Denver 480,748,280 1968 D 10C MS $0.15 to $165.00
1968 D 10C MS FT $15.00 to $41.00
San Francisco 3,041,506 1968 S 10C PF $0.45 to $20.00
1968 S 10C PF CA $4.60 to $30.00
1968 S 10C PF UC $7.00 to $85.00
1968 NO S 10C PF $11,000.00 to $40,000.00
 1968 NO S 10C PF CA $20,000.00 to $38,000.00

The Full Torch coins have a higher base value at $15 to $30. At the highest estimate, it can go from $41 to $350. Lastly, the rare no-S proof coin has a very highest estimated price out of all the 1968 Dimes at $11,000 to $38,000.

1968 Dime Design Details

  • Coin Series: Roosevelt Dime
  • Composition: Copper-nickel Clad, Copper Core
  • Weight: 2.27g
  • Coin Designer: John R. Sinnock
  • Diameter: 17.9mm
  • Edge: Reeded

One of the longest-running in the US Mint history, the Roosevelt Dime series has undergone many changes since its first circulation.  One of the striking design changes for 1968 is the position of the mintmark.

1968 Dime obverse feature

From its first production until 1967, the mark is situated at the base of the torch. However, since 1968, the mintmark appears on the obverse right side, on top of the production year and the designer’s signature.

Other than that, the design stayed the same. President Roosevelt’s portrait is still the centerpiece of the front side. Surrounding it is the word “LIBERTY” on the upper left side, along with the famous slogan “IN GOD WE TRUST” below.

1968 Dime reverse feature

The reverse design is more intricate compared to the obverse. The center features a lit torch accompanied by an olive sprig and oak branch. Along with it is the US motto, “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” cutting through the branches.

On the upper rim is the country’s name. Meanwhile, the denomination “ONE DIME’’ is at the bottom rim. These elements are separated by two dots on both sides of the coin.

How Much Is a 1968 Dime?

The 1968 Dime’s value can be divided into three series: Regular Strike, Proof, and Full Torch.

The Full Torch (FT) designation is a unique strike character found on the reverse side of Roosevelt dimes. It is similar to the predecessors’ Full Band (FB) designation, which also emphasizes the intricate details of the back coin’s design.

The FT description relies on the torch engraving on the dime. It must be struck with precise, well-defined lines all over the torch’s handle.

However, it should be noted that Proof dimes are typically assumed to have excellent strikes; thus, they do not receive this particular designation.

1968 P Dime Value and Auction Records

1968 P Dime Value
1968 10C (Regular Strike) Roosevelt Dime

The Philadelphia Mint produced 424,470,000 coins in total in 1968. This large production number affected the price of the 1968 Dime, making it lower in value.

The starting price for the circulated condition is just $0.15, not that far from the 10-cent face value. The uncirculated is not that high either at $1 to $35 for the MS-60 to MS-70 coin.

1968 Dime: Grade and Value Chart
Grading 1968 P Dime 1968 P FT Dime
G to EF $0.15  


AU 50 $0.15
AU 58 $0.25
MS 60 $1.00 /
MS 61 $1.50 /
MS 62 $2.00 /
MS 63 $2.50 /
MS 64 $5.00 /
MS 65 $10.00 $30.00
MS 66 $20.00 $60.00
MS 67 $35.00 $350.00
MS 68 $400.00 /

However, the value of the 1968 Dime shines with its MS-68 grade, jumping from the past grade’s $35 to $400 in value. This is due to the rarity of this grade, with only 12 graded.

Meanwhile, as expected, the Full Torch comes with a higher price than the regular strike. It has a starting base of $30 to $350 for the highest MS-67. Its value is ten times the MS-67 regular strike!

For the 1968 P Dime auction records, the highest belongs to this 1968 MS-67 Full Torch Dime. The coin was sold for $1,116.25 by the Heritage Auctions in December 2013. Another is an MS-67 coin with a price tag of $940, also sold by Heritage Auctions in 2014.

1968 D Dime Value and Auction Records

1968 D Dime Value
1968-D 10C (Regular Strike) Roosevelt Dime

Despite having a large amount of production for 1968, the Denver Mint surprisingly produced a lot of higher-quality strikes.

1968 D Dime: Grade and Value Chart
Grading 1968 D Dime 1968 D FT Dime
G to EF $0.15  


AU 50 $0.15
AU 58 $0.25
MS 60 $1.00 /
MS 61 $1.50 /
MS 62 $2.00 /
MS 63 $2.50 /
MS 64 $5.00 /
MS 65 $10.00 $15.00
MS 66 $20.00 $30.00
MS 67 $45.00 $55.00
MS 68 $165.00 $415.00

As you might notice, the regular strike 1968 D Dime price is not that far from the ones from Philadelphia. The base price is still $0.15 to $0.25 for the circulated to almost uncirculated grading.

The 1968 D Dime is available at a grade scale of MS60 to MS68 in mint condition. The most commonly found grades are MS66 and MS67, which can cost $20 to $45.

Finding an MS68 specimen is rare, which raises its value to $165. It’s not as high as the P Dime but still triple in value to the grade before it.

Meanwhile, the Full Torch Dime has a value range of $15 to $415. Compared to the P Dime, the D Dime has a higher grading available at MS-68, which increased its value.

The highest price point for the D Dime belongs to this MS-68 Full Torch, which sold for $1,380. It was put up for bidding by Heritage Auctions in 2004.

1968 S Proof Dime Value

1968 S Proof Dime Value
1968-S 10C (Proof) Roosevelt Dime

The San Francisco Mint is tasked to produce the proof coin for this year. In total, the mint location released 3,041,506 dimes.

1968 Proof Dime: Grade and Value Chart
Grading 1968 S 10C PF 1968 S 10C PF CA 1968 S 10C PF UC
PF 60 $0.45 / /
PF 61 $0.50 / /
PF 62 $0.55 / /
PF 63 $1.50 / /
PF 64 $2.50 $4.60 $7.00
PF 65 $4.00 $6.50 $10.00
PF 66 $5.00 $10.00 $13.00
PF 67 $8.50 $12.00 $18.00
PF 68 $12.00 $16.00 $28.00
PF 69 $20.00 $30.00 $85.00

This high number of mintages affected the price for this mint location. Although proof coins provide higher strike quality, high quantities of it make the value much lower. The standard proof coins have a price of $0.45 in the lowest MS-60 mint state, with $20 as the highest PF-69.

Meanwhile, the higher quality cameo proof comes at the lowest grade of PF-64 at $4.60. The highest estimated value is at the $30 MS-69.

The highest Ultra Cameo proof does not increase by a significant amount. But, it still provides more value than the other proof coins at $7 to $85.

1968 No S Proof Dime Value

1968 No S Proof Dime Value
1968 10C No S (Proof) Roosevelt Dime

In 1968, the first error on the Roosevelt Dime Proofs was created without their usual “S” mint mark. These coins are significant because they are the only ones believed to have not been punched with the mint mark die at all.

Some other coins may not have a mark indicating the mint where they were produced, but this is usually because they were too polished or had oil on the dies. In the case of the 1968 No “S” Proof Dime, it seems that the mint mark was never added to the die during production.

1968 Dime No S MS Proof: Grade and Value Chart
Grading No S Proof No S PF Cameo
PF 64 $11,500.00 /
PF 65 $12,500.00 /
PF 66 $13,000.00 $20,000.00
PF 67 $20,000.00 $27,000.00
PF 68 $27,000.00 $38,000.00
PF 69 $40,000.00 /

This mistake was likely noticed early on by mint employees, as only a few coins without the ‘S’ mark were released. Due to its limited release, the 1968 No “S” proof dime has become quite rare and holds significant value in the coin-collecting market.

Take this 1968 No S PR-67 coin with a price tag of $37,375. It’s almost sold for double the estimated price of the MS-67 dime! This auction is up for bid in 2007 and is handled by the Heritage Auctions.

1968 Dime Error

Other than the 1968 No S error, here are some of the common Roosevelt Dime errors. It can range in value, especially if the mistake is more noticeable, thus increasing the coin’s value. Some examples are:

1. 1968 Dime Broad Struck Rim Error

1968 D Broad Struck Rim Error

A broad strike error is a human error that can occur during the striking process. This typically occurs when a coin is struck without the use of a collar, which is an essential tool used to determine the final size of the newly minted coin.

Without the collar, the coin could turn out larger than intended and may have a noticeably distinct appearance, such as raised edges. One sample is this error coin with a price of $333.75 on eBay.

2. 1968 Dime Clad Missing Error

1968 Dime Clad Missing Error

Being a copper-nickel clad, a missing clad layer error is inevitable for the 1968 Dime series. This error happens when the coin has lost its outer nickel layer, leaving only the inner copper core visible. This unique appearance makes it easy to identify, with one side showing a copper color and the other displaying a nickel color.

These coins may also feel lighter, as they typically weigh approximately 15% less than standard coins. As natural toning error like this is pretty rare for the 1968 dime, it can have a higher value. This is especially true if the coin is certified.

One sample is this 1968 dime, which fully has an obverse missing clad. It’s up for $217.80 on eBay. In comparison, a 1968 partial missing clad is up for $27.99.

3. 1968 Double Die Obverse Error

1968 Double Die Obverse Error

This issue arises when the mint dies make multiple impressions on the coin blank, causing a double image to appear. Although it is commonly seen in dimes, its significance or value should not be underestimated.

Dimes with this error from 1968 can range in worth from $15 to $70, depending on the grading and how noticeable the error is.

FAQ: How can you tell if you have a 1968 No S Dime?

As established earlier, the 1968 Dime is priced for its No S error. With this error coin, you can get thousands of dollars even with the lowest MS PF-64 grading. But how can you differentiate it from the regular strike P coin when neither of them has a mint mark?

The first sign that you have a priced No S Dime is its quality. This particular error coin is a proof one, meaning you can see a high-quality strike and luster. It’s much higher, even in comparison to the uncirculated regular strike ones.

You will also notice the details in the coin. It’s much easier to distinguish the finer details, such as in Roosevelt’s hair and ears.


Although the value of a regular strike 1968 No S Dime can be low, having an uncirculated, Full Torch, or error coin can increase its value. As long as you have excellent quality coins, you can ensure it’s higher than the dime’s face value.

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