Linsey L. writes: Recently on the local NYC news was an article about the 1965 US dime being of some possible worth because it was made of silver; but from research I am finding that only up to 1964 are the dimes are made of silver. Who is correct? And what is its worth?
The 1965 silver dime is an error. Only a few have been found. You can tell a silver dime from a copper-nickel clad dime by weighing the coin. A silver dime will weigh 2.5 grams. A copper-nickel clad dime weighs 2.27 grams. Also, you can see the copper core on the edge on most clad dimes.