Roosevelt Dimes  (1946-Present) | The Coin Shop

Roosevelt Dimes

President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1945. Because of his work with the March of Dimes, the United States Treasury Department decided to commemorate his legacy with a new design on the United States dime. John R. Sinnock created the design for both the obverse and the reverse that is still in use today.

Roosevelt's portrait on the obverse is facing left and also contains the inscriptions of "Liberty" and "In God We Trust." The reverse consists of a torch flanked by an olive branch on the left side and an oak branch on the right side. These branches symbolize peace and strength. These coins are sought after by silver stackers and collectors making them hard to come by today.