President Franklin D. Roosevelt is synonymous with the March of
Dimes, having his visage on the dime denomination since 1946.
To celebrate the release in 2015 of the March of Dimes commemorative
silver dollar, U.S. Mint officials decided to release a special silver
set incorporating Roosevelt dimes in two finishes from two different Mints.
The two dimes in the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver set are
exclusive to the set. Restricted to a product release of 75,000 sets
on May 4, the set, offered at $61.95, sold out quickly if not
officially. While the sets were reported “unavailable” within a week
of the sales launch, U.S. Mint officials confirmed a product sellout
finally Aug. 7.
There were no household ordering restrictions.
The set incorporates a Proof 2015-W March of Dimes silver dollar, a
Reverse Proof 2015-P Roosevelt silver dime, and a standard Proof
2015-W Roosevelt dime.
The Proof 2015-W dime is the first Roosevelt dime struck at the West
Point Mint since the 1996-W dime, which was struck as a bonus for
inclusion in the 1996 Uncirculated Mint set.
While the U.S. Mint also struck another standard Proof Roosevelt
dime in 2015 — for the annual Silver Proof set — that .900 fine silver
dime was struck at the San Francisco Mint and bears the S Mint mark.
A standard modern Proof coin exhibits frosted devices against
mirrored fields. A Reverse Proof is just the opposite — mirrored
devices against frosted fields.
Recent completed sales on eBay indicate Special Silver sets in their
original Mint packaging were sold between $75 and $90 per set.
The dimes can be found on eBay offered individually, both graded and
encapsulated by a third-party grading service and uncertified.
A Reverse Proof 2015-P silver dime graded Proof 70 by Numismatic
Guaranty corp. sold Dec. 8 in an eBay auction for $159.99.
An uncertified example sold in a Dec. 9 eBay auction for $42.95.
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