Roosevelt Dime, Silver (1946-1964)

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After the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945 it was decided to redesign the dime to include the former president's portrait. The dime denomination was selected because Roosevelt had a close association with the March of Dimes charity fund-raising over a long period of years.

John R. Sinnock, chief engraver at the Philadelphia Mint, produced a portrait showing the head of Roosevelt facing left, with LIBERTY at the left side of the coin, IN GOD WE TRUST below his chin, and the date to the lower right.

The reverse depicts a torch with branches to each side, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DIME more

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