We are pleased to offer for sale this Roosevelt Silver Dime (1946 - 1964). This Roosevelt Silver Dime is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. All of our BU Roosevelt Silver Dimes are nice original coins and represent a great value for the price. You will receive one Roosevelt Silver Dime. Dates and/or mint marks are mixed and selected at random.
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The Roosevelt Dime was first issued in 1946 to honor the recently deceased Franklin D. Roosevelt. President Roosevelt had long been a strong proponent of the March of Dimes Campaign to battle polio, and therefore, the dime was selected as the coin to bear his image. The portrait of Roosevelt was created by John Ray Sinnock and accepted only after revisions were made which lent 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, and has a plaque bearing her portrait of Roosevelt hanging at the Recorder of Deeds Building in Washington, D.C., claimed Sinnock used her work as a model for his own design, a charge denied by Sinnock. Additionally, a theory grew among many Amercians that the initials, J.S., stood for Joseph Stalin, furthering the paranoia and mistrust of Communism at that time.
The Roosevelt Silver Dimes
were produced from 1946 through 1964. They were minted at the Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints. The coins are comprised of .900 (90%) silver and .100 (10%) copper with a diameter of 17.9mm and a mass of 2.50 grams with a reeded edge. The coins contain .07234 oz. of pure silver.