Category Archives: Roosevelt Dimes

The Roosevelt Dime – A Fitting Tribute, But Not Without Controversy

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. Most circulating United States coins have received both scrutiny and some negative press when first issued. The first 1793 cents were denounced for their Chain reverse, adapted from the earlier Fugio cents but held to be a poorly chosen symbol for its Liberty head obverse. John Reich’s buxom […]

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Roosevelt Dimes – History, Values and Some Key Dates: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was the only U.S. president who served more than two terms in office, from 1932 to 1945. During that period, he took the country out of the Great Depression and guided it through most of World War II while also transforming the country in lasting ways […]

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Top Pop 1949-S Silver Roosevelt Dime Garners Over $10,000 at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. A Full Band, high Mint State 1949-S Roosevelt dime is one of the hardest coins in the Roosevelt silver series to collect, and an example that sold at GreatCollections.com on August 2 stands as proof of that statement. The sole top pop PCGS MS-68, which also happens to be a toner, went […]

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Coin Profile: United States 1982-P Roosevelt Dime

Description President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the “Greatest Generation”: those who lived through the Great Depression (1929-39) and prevailed in World War II (1939-45). Though his administration was not without criticism (numismatists might lament his 1933 Executive Order […]

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Record-breaking 1975 No S Proof dime quickly re-sold for $516,000

Auction purchase by Mitch Spivack, MonsterCoinMart’s Justin Spivack, and Steven Heller bought days later by avid collector
September 16, 2019 — The most valuable United States modern coin ever sold at auction, a 1975 Proof No S dime, changed hands twice in less than a week, both times for record prices.
The finer of the two known 1975 Proof dimes without the San Francisco “S” mint mark was jointly purchased on September 6, 2019, for $456,000 by modern coin specialist Mitch Spivack along with his son, Justin, owner of MonsterCoinMart in Orange County California, and with collector Steven Heller also as a partner on the deal

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Coin Finds: Luck plays a part

We recently asked you, our readers, to share your best numismatic finds with us. Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt.
Send your “Coin Finds” to numismatics@fwmedia

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Q&A: Was the Roosevelt dime introduced in 1946 to commemorate the passing of the longest-serving president?

The following is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: I have always held the opinion that the Roosevelt dime was introduced in 1946 to commemorate the passing from the scene of the president who had the longest tenure in the history of the country. Is this the accepted theory?
A: Popularity is greatness to one’s contemporaries, but not to history

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Over Two Centuries of U.S. Dimes Featured in New 4th Edition of Whitman’s MEGA RED

The fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the “Red Book”) will officially debut April 10, 2018, with retail pre-orders being shipped on that date. The 1,504-page MEGA RED retails for $49.95 USD. It can be pre-ordered online and after April 10 will […]

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Q&A: Do Mercury and Roosevelt dimes display references to paganism and Joseph Stalin?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition:
Q: Can you explain the contradiction of the Mercury dime bearing both the portrait of a pagan god and a motto stating national trust in the Christian God?
A: There is no contradiction. “Mercury dime” is a misnomer, for the ancient god Mercury is not depicted on the coin

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Last chance Roosevelt dime: When to give up on grading

Coin collecting is a lot like gambling when you get lucky — as I did with this spectacular 1964 Roosevelt dime — won with a $27 bid in Capitol Coin Auction and which graded MS-67+, worth $750.
Here’s how it looked in the Proxibid auction:
Here’s the PCGS certification:

After that jackpot experience, I was intent on finding other high-grade Roosevelt dimes, believing I had the Midas-hobbyist touch

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United States Mint releases annual special occasion coin sets on January 11

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 versions of its popular special occasion sets starting on January 11, 2018, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Designed to celebrate the arrival of a newborn, the 2018 United States Mint Birth Set (product code 18RD) features teddy-bear themed packaging with gender neutral colors

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The 1964 U.S. Proof and Uncirculated Sets heralded the first Kennedy half dollars

Given the fact that we are now celebrating the centenary anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, I thought it would be prudent to discuss the first sets from the Mint to include the Kennedy half dollar: the 1964 U

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The 1964 U.S. Proof Set heralded the first Kennedy half dollar

Given the fact that we are now celebrating the centenary anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, I thought it would be prudent to discuss the first Mint Set to include the Kennedy half dollar

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U.S. Mint News – Trump Nominates David Ryder as 39th Mint Director

Household order limits also lifted on the Mint’s 2017 Silver Proof Set By CoinWeek News Staff …. In a press release dating from from October 5, the White House announced that President Trump has nominated David J. Ryder for the position of Director of the United States Mint, a role that officially has went unfilled […]

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Resubmitting or living with grades

In my opinion, these beautifully toned Roosevelt dimes received low grades, MS-63 for the 1946-D and MS-62 for the 1947-D. You can go to the certifications and expand, and you’ll see more small marks on the cheek of the 1946-D than on the cheek of the 1947-D, which got the lower of the two grade

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Resubmitting or living with grades

In my opinion, these beautifully toned Roosevelt dimes received low grades, MS-63 for the 1946-D and MS-62 for the 1947-D. You can go to the certifications and expand, and you’ll see more small marks on the cheek of the 1946-D than on the cheek of the 1947-D, which got the lower of the two grade

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Whitman Publishing wants your Roosevelt dimes

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is looking for sharp, high-resolution photographs of Roosevelt dimes, 1946 to date, including die varieties, to illustrate the fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins). Hobbyists who share their photographs will be credited in the book’s acknowledgments

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Counterfeit Detection: 1963-D Roosevelt Dime with Altered Bands

Careful examination of this 1963-D Roosevelt Dime reveals an alteration to the torch By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… Coins are altered in a variety of ways for a number of different reasons. Some alterations may be unintentional, such as corrosion or altered color due to improper storage. Other alterations—altered dates or added mintmarks—are attempts to […]

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U.S. Mint Limited Edition 2016 Silver Proof Set Available November 25

The 2016 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code 16RC) will be available for purchase beginning on November 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $139.95, this set includes the following proof quality coins: One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin; Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coins honoring Shawnee […]

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US Coins – Baltimore Whitman Expo & Stack’s Bowers Auction Underway

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….. 70th Anniversary Roosevelt Dimes offer variety and value. Golden nostalgia ahead in 2016. As winter slowly relinquishes its grip, and most of the country is enjoying the transition to spring, New England (it seems) is always a naysayer. I woke up the first full day of spring […]

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2015 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set Available May 14

The 2015 United States Mint Silver Proof Set (product code SW2) will be available for purchase starting on May 14 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set is priced at $53.95 and contains the following 14 coins from the United States Mint at San Francisco: Four Presidential $1 Coins honoring Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

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Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The United States Mint 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set went on sale at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) today, and within an hour of its release the coin set is already on backorder. Periodically checking up on the silver set’s product page at usmint.gov, the set’s backorder status was […]

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