One Dime 2016 Roosevelt, Coin from United States - detailed information

One Dime 2016 Roosevelt, Coin from United States
CoinOne Dime 2016 Roosevelt

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. Dimes issued in 2016 have now been in circulation for only five years.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Philadelphia Mint Letter P 1,517,000,000 (1.5 billion)
Denver Mint Letter D 1,437,000,000 (1.4 billion)
San Francisco Mint Letter S 655,171
Obverse
United States / One Dime 2016 Roosevelt - 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: 2016.

Around left in large letters, the inscription LIBERTY.

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

The mint mark is a letter placed below the neck truncation of the portrait and to the right, over the last digit of the date. Mint marks this year are:
D for the Denver Mint,
P for the Philadelphia Mint, or
S for the San Francisco Mint (proof only).

Obverse Inscription LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2016
Reverse
United States / One Dime 2016 Roosevelt - 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 San Francisco Mint struck only proof coins this year.

One Dime 2016 Roosevelt: Known varieties
Variety Proof, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: 655,171 (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: 356,683
Material0.900 Silver
Details

2.5 g of 90% silver.

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One Dime 2016 Roosevelt: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeRoosevelt Dime
Issued2016
SymbolFranklin Roosevelt
Face Value10 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage2,954,000,000 (3.0 billion)
Total Mintage2,954,655,171 (3.0 billion)
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
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-YWYQ-ONZB
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One Dime 2016 Roosevelt: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsUnited States KM# 195a, 195b (Silver Proof)
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 197a