Following the release of the first Roosevelt dimes in 1946, the U.S. Mint kept production figures high for the coin in 1947, during which millions of people clamored to claim a few specimens of the popular coin. 1947 Roosevelt dimes, therefore, are highly common and to this day readily available at most coin dealers, though, they are nearly impossible to find in circulation, as these coins contain 90 silver and were largely removed in the years that followed the removal of silver from the dime in 1965.
What follows below is a rundown of the 1947 dime mintages:
1947 – 121,520,000; $3
1947-D – 46,835,000; $3
1947-S – 34,840,000; $3
*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine 40.
The Roosevelt dime was designed by John R. Sinnock, the same man who designed the Franklin half dollar, which was released in 1948 and is often closely tied to the Roosevelt dime in the sense that both coin designs numismatically represent the Post-World War II era in the United States. Roosevelt dimes of the 1940s are readily available in virtually all grades from Good through uncirculated, including the middle and upper Mint State grades. 1947 Roosevelt dimes remain generally affordable for collectors on just about any budget.