We are excited to release the second coin in the CollecTons Keepers program, an exclusive series only offered by CollecTons. The second coin we present, CollecTons Keepers #2 in Series, features the rare 1996-W Roosevelt Dime.
Why is the 1996-W Roosevelt Dime a Coin Worth Keeping?
The 1996-W Roosevelt Dime is the first dime to bear the "W" mint mark. It is known as a key date coin and one every serious collector should obtain for their collection.
1996 marked the 50th anniversary of the Roosevelt Dime series. The US Mint chose to celebrate the occasion by minting a Roosevelt Dime at the West Point Mint. This was the first and only business strike dime minted at West Point as well as one of only two copper-nickel clad coins to contain the "W" mint mark. To add to the rarity of the 1996-W dime, it was never released for circulation. The 1996-W dime was only released as an insert in the 1996 Mint Set. This distribution decision led to a very low mintage of 1.46 million.
Today, the 1996-W dime is still a highly sought after modern rarity due to the low mintage and high demand. It is a key date coin and essential piece to any Roosevelt Dime set.
Mint: West Point
Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: 75% Copper & 25% Nickel, bonded to core of pure copper
Weight: 2.27 grams
What makes the Collectons Keepers program special?
Here at CollecTons, we work hard researching coins that should be part of every collection. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge in the numismatic industry to select coins worthy of being in everyone's collection! Therefore, the CollecTons Keepers program will only feature those Coins Worth Keeping.
Each coin is hand selected and given to ANACS (America's Oldest Grading Service) for grading and authentication. The coins are then sealed in an ANACS certified proprietary slab holder for long-term storage, with our limited edition label marking it a CollecTons Keeper.