NGC Complete Mint Set 1946
10C 1946-S





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - ROOSEVELT
Item Description: 10C 1946 S
Full Grade: NGC MS 67
Owner: bishopjd

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: NGC Complete Mint Set 1946   Score: 395
NGC MS Roosevelt Dimes 1946 - Current   Score: 395
NGC MS Roosevelt Dimes 1946-1964   Score: 395
NGC US Type Set Past to Present   Score: 288
NGC Dime Type Set   Score: 288
NGC MS 20th Century Type Set   Score: 288
NGC MS & PF 20th Century Type Set   Score: 288
NGC Basic US Type Set w/Gold   Score: 288
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The Roosevelt Dime was introduced in 1946, shortly after the conclusion of World War II, and less than a year after the death of the 32nd President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. This represented the fourth circulating denomination to change its design from a depiction of Liberty to that of a former President.
The obverse of the Roosevelt Dime features the head of Franklin D. Roosevelt facing left with inscriptions “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and the date. The reverse of the coin features a lit torch with sprigs of olive and oak to either side. The inscriptions include “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, and “One Dime”.

When introduced, the coins were minted in a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper, although this was changed in 1965 to a composition of 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel. During the series, coins have been produced at the Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point Mints.

The Roosevelt Dime series is both approachable for new collectors and interesting for advanced collectors. For beginners, series does not contain any costly key dates, so a basic set can be assembled without much difficulty. Collectors looking for more of a challenge can seek to assemble a set of fully struck coins carrying the Full Torch or Full Bands designation. Many issues of the series are exceedingly difficult or impossible to find as such.

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