NGC SMS Mint Set 2009
10C 2009-D SMS





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - ROOSEVELT
Item Description: 10C 2009 D SMS
Full Grade: NGC MS 69 FT
Owner: bishopjd

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: NGC MS Roosevelt Dimes 1965 - Current   Score: 463
NGC MS Roosevelt Dimes 1946 - Current   Score: 463
NGC SMS Mint Set 2009   Score: 463
NGC US Type Set Past to Present   Score: 1252
NGC Dime Type Set   Score: 1252
NGC MS 21st Century Type Set   Score: 1138
NGC MS & PF 21st Century Type Set   Score: 1138
NGC Basic US Type Set w/Gold   Score: 1138
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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