1957 Roosevelt dimes were minted in great quantities to meet the high demands from both coin collectors and commerce, which loved the dime that honors our nation’s 32nd president. The 1957 dime features the bust of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the obverse and several elements on the reverse, including: a lit torch (which signifies Liberty), an oak branch (representative of strength and independence), and an olive branch (which heralds peace).
This artistic dime was very popular with the masses, and was produced in high quantities, as can be seen below:
1957 – 160,160,000; $3
1957-D – 113,354,330; $3
1957 proof – 1,247,952; $6
*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine 40, unless otherwise noted.
1957 Roosevelt dimes are widely available in virtually any grade, including most middle and upper uncirculated grades. Also of note is the proof issue, which can be readily found for under $10 at most coin dealers.
While the 1957 proof dime is quite affordable for coin collectors on almost any budget, it is not considered a necessary purchase by coin collectors who are assembling a “complete” date-and-mintmark collection of regular issue Roosevelt dimes. Collectors attempting to finish a garden variety Roosevelt dime collection will save their funds to purchase the regular issues in nice circulated or uncirculated grades.