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Roosevelt Dime
Years of Production: 1946 to present
Compostion: Silver and copper through 1964 / clad 1965 forward
Minted at: Roosevelt dimes were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint and San Francisco Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: Reverse side, bottom, slightly left of torch through 1967 / Obverse side, right, below Roosevelt 1968 forward.
Designer: The Roosevelt dime was designed by John R. Sinnock.
Comments: Roosevelt dimes were designed as a tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR died in 1945. Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.

How much is my Roosevelt Dime worth? A dime -- with a face value of 10 cents -- can be worth more depending on certain factors. The silver content of some Roosevelt Dimes increases their value. Coin value is dependant on the coin's condition, often rated as Fair, Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF) or Extremely Fine (EF or XF). Proof coins are specially struck coins with mirrored surfaces.

In addition to the quality of a coin, its value is also dependant on how rare it is. Below is a list of the approximate mintages of Roosevelt Dimes.

Silver Dimes

1946 255 Million
1946-D 61 Million
1946-S 28 Million
1947 122 Million
1947-D 47 Million
1947-S 35 Million
1948 75 Million
1948-D 53 Million
1948-S 36 Million
1949 31 Million
1949-D 26 Million
1949-S 14 Million
1950 50 Million
1950-D 47 Million
1950-S 20 Million
1951 104 Million
1951-D 52 Million
1951-S 32 Million
1952 99 Million
1952-D 122 Million
1952-S 44 Million
1953 54 Million
1953-D 136 Million
1953-S 39 Million
1954 114 Million
1954-D 106 Million
1954-S 23 Million
1955 13 Million
1955-D 14 Million
1955-S 19 Million
1956 109 Million
1956-D 108 Million
1957 161 Million
1957-D 113 Million

1958 33 Million
1958-D 137 Million
1959 87 Million
1959-D 165 Million
1960 72 Million
1960-D 200 Million
1961 97 Million
1961-D 209 Million
1962 76 Million
1962-D 335 Million
1963 127 Million
1963-D 422 Million
1964 933 Million
1964-D 1358 Million

Clad Dimes

1965 1652 Million
1966 1383 Million
1967 2244 Million
1968 425 Million
1968-D 481 Million
1969 146 Million
1969-D 563 Million
1970 346 Million
1970-D 755 Million
1971 163 Million
1971-D 378 Million
1972 432 Million
1972-D 330 Million
1973 316 Million
1973-D 455 Million
1974 470 Million
1974-D 571 Million

Coins - Dimes - Roosevelt Dimes

Coin collecting or Numismatics rewards the hobbyist in many ways. Coin values can be strictly described as the monetary value or price of given coins; but the knowledge of history, economics and geography available to coin collectors makes coin collecting an invaluable experience well worth sharing with friends, children and grandchildren.

A coin collection need not start with particularly old, rare, or valuable coins of gold or silver. Young collectors are captivated by the unfamiliar designs of such standard American coins as the Indian Head Penny and the Buffalo Nickel. Representative examples of such quintessential coins can be obtained at minimal cost to novice collectors willing to accept coins with high mintages or some wear. Patient culling can be more economical than paying dealer prices. Such coins will help teach basic lessons in grading coins and help to fill up the empty slots in the novice's coin albums. The newly released State Quarters series and Sacagawea Dollars can also be interesting points of entry for young hobbyists discovering the world of coin collecting.

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