1948 Roosevelt dimes are a popular collectible among fans of 20th century United States silver coins as well as type coin collectors in general. Designed by John R. Sinnock in 1946, the Roosevelt dime honors our nation’s 32nd president, who died in 1945. The founder of the March of Dimes, Roosevelt, who contracted polio at the age of 39, was fittingly honored on a coin that millions of Americans have donated to the organization.
To meet strong demand for the coin, the United States Mint pumped out tens of millions of Roosevelt dimes during the early years of the series, and collectors and the general public alike responded by hoarding large numbers of the Roosevelt dime since its earliest days.
1948 Roosevelt dimes saw heavy production, as can be seen below in the mintage figures:
1948 – 74,950,000; $3
1948-D 52,841,000; $3
1948-S – 35,520,000; $3
*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine 40.
1948 Roosevelt dimes are readily available across the entire grading spectrum and are virtually as easy to find in uncirculated grades as they are in lower circulated grades. Prices for the coin remain affordable for collectors on just about any budget, and the coin can be found at most dealers who handle U.S. coinage.