Roosevelt Dimes were struck in proof format for nearly every year of the series. These proof 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 (Buy on eBay) were struck in 1950 when the production of proof coinage resumed at the Philadelphia Mint. From 1950 to 1964, annual proof sets were available to collectors containing proof versions of each denomination. Mintage levels began at 51,386 for the first year, but rose into the millions as the popularity of the format increased.
Proof coins were not struck during the years from 1965 to 1967. For these years, special mint sets were produced, which contained coins with proof-like qualities.
Proof coinage resumed in 1968, however production was shifted to the San Francisco Mint. Once again, the proofs were minted for inclusion within annual sets offered to collectors and issued in large numbers. Starting in 1992, the United States Mint began to produce Silver Proof Sets containing the dime, quarter, and half dollar coins struck in the classic composition of 90% silver. Accordingly, for each year since this date, there are two different versions of the Proof Roosevelt Dime, 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
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