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Roosevelt Dimes

The Roosevelt dime is the current United States dime. It was originally minted in 1946 and is still made today. From 1946-1964 the Roosevelt dime was minted with a 90% silver content. From 1965 to the present day there is no silver in the coins. The only post 1965 Roosevelt dimes that have silver content is the proof coins. The coin was designed by John R. Sinnock, the obverse contained a left-facing portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the reverse depicts a torch, an olive branch, and an oak branch. 

Roosevelt Dimes Value

There are multiple types and designs of the Roosevelt dimes, the highest value and most popular for collectors of silver are the coins minted from 1946-1964, this is due to their silver content. Roosevelt dimes also run on the cheaper side, this causes many collectors to buy them in bulk. The most expensive Roosevelt dime is the 1964-D version which could cost around $160. People also like to buy Roosevelt dimes in rolls and Dansco albums. Not many people buy individual dimes.

Where to get Roosevelt Dimes

Bullion Shark carries many Roosevelt dimes. We carry them in rolls, albums, and individual key dates. If you are looking for a specific date you don't see, call us and a numismatic expert will locate that specific coin for you.


Roosevelt Dimes

 Roosevelt Dime Coins FAQs

1946- present
The Roosevelt Dime was designed by John R. Sinnock. It was introduced in 1946, shortly after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to honor his legacy and his leadership during both the Great Depression and World War II. Sinnock's initials "JS" can be found on the obverse of the coin, just below Roosevelt's neckline.
Original production had the Mercury dime weighing in at 2.5 grams composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. Pure silver weight =.07234
Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.
The Mercury Dime series ended in 1945, and it was replaced by the Roosevelt Dime in 1946. However, silver was still used in the production of Roosevelt Dimes until 1964. Starting in 1965, the U.S. Mint began producing dimes composed of a copper-nickel clad, eliminating silver from their composition. So, while Mercury Dimes were always made of 90% silver, it was in 1965 that dimes (in the form of the Roosevelt Dime) ceased to be made of silver.
An outer layer of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to pure copper. Total weight= 2.27 grams
Yes. Starting in 1950 almost every year has seen production of proof Mercury dimes.