The Silver Institute is a nonprofit international association that draws its membership from across the breadth of the silver industry. This includes leading silver mining houses, refiners, bullion suppliers, manufacturers of silver products and wholesalers of silver investment products. Established in 1971, the Institute serves as the industry’s voice in increasing public understanding of the many uses and values of silver.
The dime coin has been in circulation since 1796. Dimes made before 1964 have a base value of the current price of silver. The most valuable dimes are measured by such standards as condition, rarity and date of the coins, and can be worth in excess of $2 million.