1958 Roosevelt dimes are highly common ad widely sought by numismatists who are attempting to complete a date-and-mintmark set of Roosevelt dimes, prefer 20th century coinage of any type, or silver coins across the board. The 1958 Roosevelt dime was minted in great quantities and, therefore, can be found in just about any grade desired, including the upper uncirculated grades.
As a rule, most dimes of the late 1950s are found in grades ranging from Very Fine to About Uncirculated. This is because the coin did not circulate for very long after it was produced. Increased in the value of silver bullion during the 1960s caused many people to hoard silver coins of all denominations, and therefore most 1950s dimes did not see more than 10 to 15 years of circulation time.
What follows is a run-down of mintages for the 1958 Roosevelt dime:
1958 – 31,910,000; $3
1958-D – 136,564,000; $3
1958 proof – 875,652; $6
*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely Fine 40, unless otherwise noted.
As can be seen, even proof 1959 dimes are quite affordable and relatively common. However, 1959 proof Roosevelt dimes are not considered necessary to complete a basic date-and-mintmark set of regular-issue Roosevelt dimes.