The Roosevelt Dime series began in 1946 shortly after the passing of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. The obverse would carry a portrait of the President, while the reverse would carry the image of a lit torch with olive and oak branches to either side.
For the first year of issue, coins were struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. The coins from Philadelphia do not carry a mint mark, while the other two coins feature the mint mark on the reverse near the base of the torch. The mintage of the Philadelphia coin was a hefty 255,250,000, which would remain the highest figure for an individual issue of the series for many years. The lowest production this year took place at San Francisco at 27,900,000.
Mint marks: none, D, S
Mintage: 255,250,000 (Philadelphia), 61,043,500 (Denver), 27,900,000 (San Francisco)
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Diameter: 17.9 mm
Weight: 2.50 grams
Silver Content: 0.07234 troy ounces