Who Is On The Dime?
Who is on the U.S. dime?
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. president.
10-cent dime coin featuring President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Designer: John R. Sinnock
Better known by his initials "FDR," Roosevelt was first placed on the 10-cent coin in 1946 following his untimely death. His defining legacy was being the only four-term U.S. president and overseeing the country's recovery from the Great Depression.
Roosevelt dime reverse design:
- Lit torch flanked by oak and laurel leaves (since 1946)
DIME FUN FACTS:
- Silver dimes (minted up through 1964) are still a popular investment today.
- The weight of a silver dime (0.07234 troy oz) corresponded closely to 1/10th the weight of a silver dollar coin (0.77344 oz) in terms of silver melt value.
- The March of Dimes fundraising campaign, organized by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (founded in 1937), helped develop a cure for polio, the disease which afflicted FDR.
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Everett has been the head content writer and market analyst at Gainesville Coins since 2013. He has a background in History and is deeply interested in how gold and silver have historically fit into the financial system.