Roosevelt Dime

Roosevelt Dime

A coin minted by the United States starting in 1946. It is worth 1/10 of one dollar. It features a portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the obverse.
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The 1916 Mercury dime, bearing the head and winged helmet of the ancient Roman messenger god, was replaced in 1945 by the Franklin Roosevelt dime.
From the Lincoln cent in 1909, through the Jefferson nickel in 1938, Roosevelt dime in 1946, Washington quarter in 1932, Kennedy half in 1964 (after a brief interlude for Ben Franklin, 1948-1963), and the Eisenhower dollar in 1971, America deified its favored sons.
More than 1,200 "Money Talks" programs have aired, with topics ranging from how the Roosevelt dime helped find a cure for polio to how placing Caesar's portrait on Roman coins led to his assassination.
wants Congress to waste millions putting Ronald Reagan's face on the Roosevelt dime.
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