We are pleased to offer for sale this Roosevelt Dime Set , it includes all business strike Roosevelt Silver Dimes from 1946 - 1964 in GEM BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition, a Littleton Roosevelt Dimes Folder LCF21, and a Pair of White Cotton Gloves to Handle Coins.
The 48 Roosevelt Silver Dimes included in this Roosevelt Dime Set are all in gem brilliant uncirculated condition. These coins were issued from 1946 through 1964 from the Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), and San Fransisco (S) Mints. These are 90% silver Roosevelt Dimes. The Roosevelt Silver Dimes will come in a tube. We provide a pair of cotton gloves to handle your Roosevelt Dimes without harm while placing them into your Roosevelt Dime folder.
The 48 Roosevelt Silver Dimes, Roosevelt Dimes Folder, and Cotton Gloves included in the set are:
The Roosevelt Dime was issued in 1946 to honor the recently deceased Franklin D. Roosevelt. The dime was selected as the coin to bear President Roosevelt's image since he had been a strong proponent of the March of Dimes Campaign to battle polio. The image of Roosevelt was created by John Ray Sinnock and accepted after many revisions to lend more dignity to the design. Controversy immediately followed the release of the coin. Sculptor Selma Burke, who had submitted a portrait of Roosevelt five years earlier, claimed Sinnock used her work as a model for his own design. The public also believed that the engraver's initials of JS stood for Joseph Stalin, furthering the paranoia and mistrust of Communism at that time.
Initially, the Roosevelt Dime was composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. However, in 1965 the worldwide rising price of silver caused the Mint to remove silver from the composition of the Roosevelt Dime. It was changed to a Copper-Nickel clad composition, although some Proof coins were struck in silver for collectors.
Roosevelt Dimes were minted at the Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point Mints. Roosevelt Dimes are 17.9mm in diameter and have a reeded edge. The Roosevelt Silver Dimes (1946 -1964) weigh 2.5 grams and are comprised of .900 silver and .100 copper. The Roosevelt Copper Nickel Clad Dimes (1965-Date) weigh 2.27 grams are are comprised of outer layers of .750 copper and .250 nickel, bounded to an inner layer of pure copper.
Information on the Littleton Roosevelt Dime Folder:
This 4 panel Roosevelt Dime Folder holds all the business strike Roosevelt Silver Dimes from 1946 through 1964. The Roosevelt Dime folder contains 50 ports. 48 ports are labeled with year, mint, and mintage figures for the Roosevelt Silver Dimes. Two ports are labeled obverse and reverse for you to customize your collection. This Roosevelt Dime folder measures 6.5" x 8.275" when closed.
This Roosevelt Dime Set is a great gift for the beginning collector through the experienced numismatist!