1960 Roosevelt Dime

1960 Roosevelt Dime

The 1960-D Roosevelt Dime saw a mintage of just over 200 million pieces. For the series to date this marked the second highest mintage, only falling short of the first year of issue. In the ensuing years, mintage levels would spiral even higher as the need for circulating coinage increased.

The Philadelphia Mint struck dimes both for circulation and as well as in proof format for the annual collectors sets. The 1960 Proof Roosevelt Dime is considered relatively common, although collectors will seek out and pay premiums for high grade examples exhibiting cameo or deep cameo contrast. This refers to coins which display frosted design devices against mirrored background fields. While this appears is standard for modern proofs, it only occurred on a small number of these earlier proof coins.

Date: 1960
Mint marks: none, D
Mintage: 70,390,000 (Philadelphia), 200,160,400 (Denver)
Proof mintage: 1,691,602
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Diameter: 17.9 mm
Weight: 2.50 grams
Silver Content: 0.07234 troy ounces