Roosevelt Dime, Coin Type from United States - detailed information

Roosevelt Dime, Coin Type from United States (issued 1965 - )
Coin TypeRoosevelt Dime

The dime, in United States usage, is a ten-cent coin (10¢), one tenth of a United States dollar, labelled formally as "one dime". After the half dime became five cents in 1873, the dime is now the only United States coin in general circulation that is not denominated in terms of dollars or cents.

The denomination exists since the introduction of US currency. It was initially a larger silver coin, then a smaller coin which went through several transformations of the design, the last of which was the Mercury Dime (1916 - 1945).

The Roosevelt Dime was introduced as a silver coin in 1946, shortly after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, and features his portrait on the obverse. Designed by John R. Sinnock. The reverse shows a torch in the centre, representing liberty, flanked by an olive sprig representing peace, and one of oak symbolising strength and independence; the design as a whole is symbolic of the victorious end of World War II.

In 1965 the denomination was debased to its current composition while retaining the same design; the coin has an outer layer of Copper-Nickel (75% copper and 25% nickel) bonded to an inner core of pure nickel, to a total of 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel. It has been issued with no change ever since.

Obverse
United States / Roosevelt Dime - obverse photo

Within a plain rim, the obverse of the coin shows the portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the Unite States, facing left .

The designer's initials JS (for John Sinnock) are below the neck truncation of the portrait. To the right of that and much larger, the date of issue: [year].

Around left in large letters, the inscription LIBERTY.

On two lines below left, the national motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Obverse Inscription LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST [year]
Reverse
United States / Roosevelt Dime - reverse photo

Within a plain rim, the reverse of the coin shows a torch in the centre, representing liberty, flanked by an olive sprig representing peace, and one of oak symbolising strength and independence; the design as a whole is symbolic of the victorious end of World War II.

Around above, in large letters the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; separated from this by two dots, around below are the value and denomination: · ONE DIME ·.

Interrupted by the torch and two branches, horizontally in the lower half of the design is the motto E · PLURIBUS · UNUM ("Out of many, one" - signifying unity in diversity).

Reverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA · ONE DIME ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The mint mark was transferred to the obverse, as compared to the silver coins with the same design which had it on the reverse. The Philadelphia Mint had no mint mark initially, then started using a P mint mark in 1980.

Coin Type: Roosevelt Dime - (57) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
One Dime 1965 Roosevelt 1,654,500,570 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1965
One Dime 1966 Roosevelt 1,384,996,123 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1966
One Dime 1967 Roosevelt 2,245,870,664 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1967
One Dime 1968 Roosevelt 908,260,186 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1968
One Dime 1969 Roosevelt 711,508,501 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1969
One Dime 1970 Roosevelt 1,103,144,910 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1970
One Dime 1971 Roosevelt 543,824,973 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1971
One Dime 1972 Roosevelt 765,090,996 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1972
One Dime 1973 Roosevelt 773,462,765 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1973
One Dime 1974 Roosevelt 1,043,943,568 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1974
One Dime 1975 Roosevelt 902,224,650 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1975
One Dime 1976 Roosevelt 1,268,132,504 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1976
One Dime 1977 Roosevelt 1,176,788,380 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1977
One Dime 1978 Roosevelt 949,955,321 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1978
One Dime 1979 Roosevelt 710,038,359 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1979
One Dime 1980 Roosevelt 1,458,079,127 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1980
One Dime 1981 Roosevelt 1,392,997,226 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1981
One Dime 1982 Roosevelt 1,066,046,063 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1982
One Dime 1983 Roosevelt 1,380,433,350 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1983
One Dime 1984 Roosevelt 1,564,538,086 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1984
One Dime 1985 Roosevelt 1,296,543,753 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1985
One Dime 1986 Roosevelt 1,158,987,160 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1986
One Dime 1987 Roosevelt 1,420,140,611 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1987
One Dime 1988 Roosevelt 1,996,198,437 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1988
One Dime 1989 Roosevelt 2,198,155,791 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1989
One Dime 1990 Roosevelt 1,877,635,383 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1990
One Dime 1991 Roosevelt 1,531,328,901 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1991
One Dime 1992 Roosevelt 1,212,632,913 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1992
One Dime 1993 Roosevelt 1,518,923,605 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1993
One Dime 1994 Roosevelt 2,494,752,704 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1994
One Dime 1995 Roosevelt 2,402,507,496 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1995
One Dime 1996 Roosevelt 2,824,670,244 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1996
One Dime 1997 Roosevelt 1,973,505,000 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1997
One Dime 1998 Roosevelt 2,337,336,507 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1998
One Dime 1999 Roosevelt 3,564,293,401 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 1999
One Dime 2000 Roosevelt 3,664,282,572 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2000
One Dime 2001 Roosevelt 2,784,684,909 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2001
One Dime 2002 Roosevelt 2,569,319,766 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2002
One Dime 2003 Roosevelt 2,074,172,684 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2003
One Dime 2004 Roosevelt 2,489,304,396 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2004
One Dime 2005 Roosevelt 2,840,095,000 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2005
One Dime 2006 Roosevelt 2,831,695,150 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2006
One Dime 2007 Roosevelt 2,010,176,053 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2007
One Dime 2008 Roosevelt 1,053,396,602 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2008
One Dime 2009 Roosevelt 149,051,730 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2009
One Dime 2010 Roosevelt 1,121,271,609 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2010
One Dime 2011 Roosevelt 1,503,098,835 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2011
One Dime 2012 Roosevelt 1,059,294,002 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2012
One Dime 2013 Roosevelt 2,112,854,785 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2013
One Dime 2014 Roosevelt 2,303,260,876 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2014
One Dime 2015 Roosevelt 3,041,721,952 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2015
One Dime 2016 Roosevelt 2,954,655,171 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2016
One Dime 2017 Roosevelt 2,728,846,384 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2017
One Dime 2018 Roosevelt 2,199,535,221 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2018
One Dime 2019 Roosevelt 2,149,606,274 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2019
One Dime 2020 Roosevelt 2,541,500,000 Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2020
One Dime 2021 Roosevelt unknown Franklin Roosevelt LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2021
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Roosevelt Dime: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Sub-type ofOne Dime
From1965
Face Value10 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-Nickel clad copper
DesignerJohn R. Sinnock
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size17.910 mm
Thickness1.350 mm
Mass2.268 g