Monday, July 28, 2014

1946 Dime

The first of the Franklin D. Roosevelt dimes was issued on January 30, 1946 which was Roosevelt's birthday. It was Roosevelt who started the March of Dimes which encouraged Americans to send dimes to fund polio research. It worked.

Vaccines are the greatest health advancement of mankind and it saved American society in the early 20th century. The scourge of polio infected a large portion of the population including the President of the United States. From 1894 when the first case of polio was reported it ballooned to over 50,000 cases by 1952. By 1979 the last four cases were reported by people who refused the vaccine.

What stopped this disease that killed and crippled was research and funding by March of Dimes and other organizations.  Honoring the March of Dimes and President Roosevelt will continue next year with a commemorative dollar coin

Here's the stats for this dime...
Type/Country: 10 Cents / United States
Year: 1946
Mintage: 255,250,000
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Value: $1.50 in G-4 (a silver value of $1.5017, a copper value of $0.002)

Do you have a silver dime coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment / question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

2 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

Hi....I have 3 1992 10p coins which have the ceowned lion facing to the left was wondering if you could tell me the value of these.....many thanks ian

Man said...

1992 10p coins which have the ceowned lion facing to the left

British 10 pence from 1992 are about $0.15 each.