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1981-S Roosevelt Dime Type 2 PROOF Coin

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We are pleased to offer for sale this 1981-S Type 2 Roosevelt Dime Gem Proof.  This coin is in Gem Proof condition with nice eye appeal and no major marks or visible problems.  This Roosevelt Dime is taken from an original Proof set, and is an outstanding value!

The Roosevelt 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 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 1981-S Type 2 Roosevelt Dime Proof  Roosevelt Dimes are comprised of outer layers of copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel) bonded to an inner core of pure copper. These Roosevelt Dimes have a weight of 2.27 grams, a diameter of 17.9mm and a reeded edge.  It is a beautiful coin in Gem Proof condition, a great value and perfect for any Roosevelt  Dime collection. Between Type 1 and Type 2 there were 4,063,083 of the 1981-S Roosevelt Proof Dimes minted at the San Francisco Mint. A new mint mark was introduced in October of 1981 when the current mint mark began to deteriorate. The Type 2 1981-S Roosevelt Dimes are the ones that were struck with the new mint mark.

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At a glance
Year: 
1981
Mint: 
San Francisco (S)
Coin Type: 
Roosevelt Dime
Denomination: 
Dime (10C)
Grade: 
Proof (PR)
Composition: 
Clad of .75 (75%) Copper and .25 (25%) Nickel, bonded to a (100%) Copper core
Edge Type: 
Reeded
Diameter: 
17.91 mm
Mass: 
2.27 grams (each)
Mintage: 
3,279,126
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