Why would you think dimes are better deals than silver eagles? Silver Eagles are almost 100 percent pure silver. Dimes are not. I do agree that they are a good investment as I do have dimes and quarters but better than Silver Eagles? Id like to hear another side on that discussion. I would have naturally thought the opposite.
The old non-collectable coins will be much easier to barter with as the silver content is known and the wear on them make them authentic. I see counterfitters of pure silver coins are already at work. >22 shells are the best barter bargain..