We are pleased to offer for sale this 1953-S Roosevelt Silver Dime. These Roosevelt Silver Dimes are 90% silver coins that have been circulated and will grade G-4 or better. All of our circulated Roosevelt Dimes have no major marks or visible problems (just honest wear). This Roosevelt Silver Dime is an outstanding value at this price!
The Roosevelt Silver Dime was released to the public on January 30th, 1946, which would have been Franklin D. Roosevelt's 64th birthday. The dime was chosen for honoring Roosevelt in large part because of his commitment to the National Foundation for Infant Paralysis, which was popularly known as the March of Dimes because of Roosevelt's encouragement that Americans send in one dime to fund the foundation.
The Roosevelt Silver Dime was designed by mint engraver John R. Sinnock. The obverse of the coin features a profile view of Roosevelt, while the reverse features a torch, olive branch, and oak branch, which represent Liberty, Peace, and Victory respectively. The design caused some controversy when it was released, as anti-communist sentiment led to speculation that the initials JS appearing under Roosevelt's neck were a tribute to Joseph Stalin. In reality, they simply denoted that the coin had been designed by John Sinnock.
The 1953-S Roosevelt Silver Dime is comprised of .900 (90%) silver and .100 (10%) copper with a diameter of 17.91mm and a mass of 2.5 grams. It is a beautiful coin that will grade G-4 or better, a great value and perfect for any Roosevelt Silver Dime collection.