A combination of factors led to relatively low mintages for the 2009 Roosevelt Dime (Buy on eBay). The circulation strike versions of these coins remain difficult to find and command significant premiums for single coins and rolls.
After a solid decade of mintages above the one billion mark for each circulation strike Roosevelt Dime, mintages started to decline in 2008. The slowing economy combined with a backwash of old coinage returning to system caused a glut of coins at the Federal Reserve. Since there was little demand for additional coins, the United States Mint drastically curtailed production.
The 2009-P Roosevelt Dime had a mintage of 96,500,000 and the 2009-D had a mintage of 49,500,000. The latter represented the lowest mintage for a circulation issue of the series since 1958.
Note that 2009-P and 2009-D dimes were issued as part of the United States Mint’s annual 2009 Uncirculated Mint Set. These coins have a satin finish, which differs from coins issued for circulation. Although these coins have a more limited mintage, the entire production was distributed directly to collectors through the annual coin sets, leading to much greater availability.
- Designer: John R. Sinnock
- Composition: 91.67% Coper, 8.33% Nickel
- Weight: 2.27 grams
- Diameter: 17.9 mm
- Edge: Reeded