Detailed information about the coin 1 Dime "Roosevelt Dime", United States, with pictures and collection and swap management: mintage, descriptions, metal. The dime, in United States usage, is a ten-cent coin, one tenth of a United States dollar, labeled formally as "one dime". The denomination was first authorized by the Coinage Act of Dime values for coins dated or earlier have the current silver price as their base value. At over $ per ounce, all silver dimes are.
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Mint Director Robert Maskell Patterson requested a new coin design, to be reminiscent of the Britannia image found on coinage of the United Kingdom. Fine Grade: Wear is unmistakable on a dime in Fine grade. His reverse design elements of a torch, olive branch, and oak branch symbolized, respectively, liberty, peace, and strength. The first dimes minted for circulation did not appear until , due to a lack of demand for the coin and production problems at the United States Mint. Lightly worn examples of scarcer issues are worth significantly more. Luster still covers the surface and no wear has lowered the highest points of the design. To maintain a standard weight and alloy, the diameter of most coins was reduced. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the design, the mint sets included a "W" mintmarked dime made at the West Point Mint. The one dime coin
issues of are slowly maturing and beginning to gain in value. Compare your coins to the grading images, determine their condition and check the value or your Mercury Dimes. In the Small Date variety, one dime coin "3" has a rounded serif, and there is small a knob, or bulge, in the "7" horizontal element. Extremely Fine Grade: Dimes with light wear confined to isolated areas is in the range of the Extremely Fine grade. The composition of the disme was set at
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Roosevelt in , legislation was introduced by Virginia Congressman Ralph H. The obverse also contains the long-used 13 stars for the 13 colonies design element. Previous designs of the dime had no indication of its value, the way people determined its value was by its size[ citation needed ] Capped Bust dimes minted through are known as the Large type. The design was shared with the quarter and half-dollar of the same period. Carson City in used a "CC" mintmark and Denver beginning in placed a "D" mintmark on its coinage.