Proof Roosevelt Dimes

Proof Roosevelt Dime

Roosevelt Dimes were struck in proof format for nearly every year of the series. In general, these coins have lower mintages than their circulation counterparts, but since the coins were usually purchased by collectors or dealers, the survival rates are much higher and the coins remain readily available.

The first proof Roosevelt Dimes were struck in 1950, when the production of proof coinage resumed at the Philadelphia Mint. Annual proof sets were offered for sale to collectors from 1950 to 1964, containing one example of each denomination, including the dime.

For the years 1965 to 1967, no proof coins would be struck. For these years, special mint sets were produced, which contained coin with proof like qualities.

Proof coinage resumed in 1968, however production was shifted to the San Francisco Mint. The Proof Roosevelt Dimes accordingly carried the “S” mint mark. These coins were also struck for inclusion within proof sets offered to collectors each year.

Starting in 1992, the United States Mint began to produce Silver Proof Sets, containing the dime, quarter(s), and half dollar struck in 90% silver. Accordingly, for these years two different versions of the proof Roosevelt Dime exist, one struck in the standard clad composition and one struck in 90% silver.

Similar to the circulation strike coins of the series, there are no regular issue proof coins that are particularly rare or difficult to acquire. The exception rests with some or the earlier date coins that are scarce with cameo or deep cameo contrast, and some later date proofs (1968, 1970, 1975, 1983) minted without the San Francisco Mint mark.

Proof Roosevelt Dime Mintage

1950 51,386
1951 57,500
1952 81,980
1953 128,800
1954 233,300
1955 378,200
1956 669,384
1957 1,247,952
1958 875,652
1959 1,149,291
1960 1,691,602
1961 3,028,244
1962 3,218,019
1963 3,075,645
1964 3,950,762
1968-S 3,041,506
1969-S 2,934,631
1970-S 2,632,810
1971-S 3,220,733
1972-S 3,260,996
1973-S 2,760,339
1974-S 2,612,568
1975-S 2,845,450
1976-S 4,149,730
1977-S 3,251,152
1978-S 3,127,781
1979-S 3,677,175
1980-S 3,554,806
1981-S 4,063,083
1982-S 3,857,479
1983-S 3,279,126
1984-S 3,065,110
1985-S 3,362,821
1986-S 3,010,497
1987-S 4,227,728
1988-S 3,262,948
1989-S 3,220,194
1990-S 3,299,559
1991-S 2,867,787
1992-S 2,858,981
1992-S Silver 1,317,579
1993-S 2,633,439
1993-S Silver 761,353
1994-S 2,484,594
1994-S Silver 785,329
1995-S 2,117,496
1995-S Silver 679,985
1996-S 1,750,244
1996-S Silver 775,021
1997-S 2,055,,000
1997-S Silver 741,678
1998-S 2,086,507
1998-S Silver 878,792
1999-S 2,543,401
1999-S Silver 804,565
2000-S 3,082,572
2000-S Silver 965,421
2001-S 2,294,909
2001-S Silver 889,697
2002-S 2,319,766
2002-S Silver 892,229
2003-S 2,172,684
2003-S Silver 1,125,755
2004-S 1,789,488
2004-S Silver 1,175,934
2005-S 2,275,000
2005-S Silver 1,069,679
2006-S 2,000,428
2006-S Silver 1,054,008
2007-S 1,702,116
2007-S Silver 875,050
2008-S 1,405,674
2008-S Silver 763,887
2009-S 1,482,502
2009-S Silver 697,365