Roosevelt Dime

The Roosevelt dime is familiar to everyone. It will probably be one of the first silver coins that you will find when you start metal detecting. It was made of .900 silver until 1964.

History: John R. Sinnock (whose initials JS are at the truncation of the neck) designed this dime showing a portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The design has heavier lettering and a more modernistic character than preceding types. Minted 1946 to date.
The most valuable being a 1949s.

1953 Roosevelt dimeHow much is your coin is worth? Check Read when coins were minted in the US Coin Timeline.

Did You Know?

The alloy composition of dimes before 1964 consists of 90% silver and 10% copper. From 1964 to date they are made of 75% copper and 25% nickel with a layer of pure copper sandwiched in between them outer layers. They weigh 2.27 grams.