- Year: 1981
- Mint Mark: S
- Type: Roosevelt Dime
- Price: 10 cents-$3.00+
- Face Value: 0.10 USD
- Produced: 4,063,000
- Edge: Reeded
Notes: This proof contains no silver, it was not until 1992 that the US mint started back minting silver proof dimes, and even then most were not silver proofs.
How much is a 1981 S Roosevelt Dime Proof worth?
This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 10 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $3 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1981, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Overall Specs & Design
This coin has a total mass of 2.268 g, a diameter of 17.91 mm, and a thickness of 1.52 mm. It's edge is Reeded, and the coins are composed of 1965-2022 75% Cu 25% Ni, Pre 1965 90% Silver and 10% Cu.
Designer: John R. Sinnock
Front (Obverse): The Roosevelt Dime is the modern United States dime that has for the most part continued production without interruption. The front also known as the obverse of the coin contains the bust of Theodore Roosevelt the 26th president of the United States. The words In God We Trust, and Liberty are inscribed as well as the date, the initials JS, and a mint mark if present. If no mint mark then the coin was issued at the Philadelphia mint.
Back (Reverse): The reverse or back of this coin contains the words United States of America, One Dime, and E pluribus Unum (out of many, one). A lit torch is center, with an olive branch to the left, and an oak branch to the right.
What do the initials JS stand for? John Sinnock the Mints Chief Engraver.
***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.
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