2005-S Silver Proof Roosevelt Dime
These 2005-S Silver Proof Roosevelt Dimes were pulled from sealed US Mint silver proof sets. Extreme care was taken not to touch or contaminate this Roosevelt silver proof dime in any way. To preserve their condition, these coins were placed in a plastic tube holder and were extracted from the original slabs using cotton gloves.
- 2005-S Silver Proof Roosevelt Dime.
- Pre-1965 composition of 90% Silver.
- Produced at San Francisco in Proof condition.
- Individual coins shipped in protective plastic flip.
- Complete roll of 50 dimes ship in a hard plastic tube.
Important To Note
- These coins were only inspected to verify the year and count.
- They were not inspected to cull for cameos, deep cameos, variations, toned coins or mint errors.
- Expect to receive a mix of mostly gem proofs and a few toned/discolored/tarnished coins.
- The roll was comprised of a random inventory of 50 silver proof slabs. It is from that random inventory that your purchase will be pulled.
- The older the coins, the more likely it is to receive toned/discolored or tarnished coins.
- The photo attached to this listing is a stock photo, but a representation as to what you will receive.
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 cent, nickel, and quarter, had their designs changed in 1909, 1938, and 1932.
The new obverse design for the dime would feature the head of Franklin D. Roosevelt facing left with inscriptions "Liberty," "In God We Trust," and the date. The reverse of the coin featured 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. This was changed in 1965 to a composition of 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel. During the course of series, the coins have been produced at the Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco Mints. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the design, coins were also specially produced at the West Point Mint.