Gerald asks: Could you tell me what Mercury dimes are worth? Have approx. 300 pounds of various dates of these. What would be their value?
Junk silver, that is common date circulated U.S. silver coins, are sold in the market in $1000 face value bags. (That’s 10,000 dimes). Each bag weighs about 54 avoirdupois pounds. You’ll have to check the current market but junk silver bags bring about $14,000 per bag. Based on your estimate of weight you have about 5.5 bags or $5,500 face value in silver dimes. At $14K per bag, you’re looking at about $77,000. The only dates worth looking for in circulated condition are the 1916-D, any 1921 or 1942/1 or 1942/1-D. The rest are common in circulated condition.