Roosevelt dime roll search yields silver bonanza: Found in Rolls

Helps fill holes in coin albums for series
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 01/22/16
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Found in Rolls column from Feb. 8, 2016, issue of Coin World:

I am not a big fan of creating New Year’s resolutions, but I did make one. I resolved that, during the year 2016, I will search through coin rolls to update my collections of copper-nickel clad United States coinage.

I know, I am not talking about adding any particularly high value coins to my collection, but much of the fun that I have while searching through various denominations of coins comes from filling the blank holes in my coin albums.

I decided to start by working on adding the Roosevelt dimes that I needed to complete a collection of circulation issue coins.

To that end, I picked up 10 rolls of dimes from my local bank. Nine of the rolls were machine wrapped and obviously came from a box of dimes delivered to the bank by a coin counting company. One roll was hand wrapped.

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A thorn in my numismatic side, if you could call it a thorn, was actually the fact that my collection of Roosevelt dimes starting 1965 was filled with all the needed date and Mint-marked coins up until 2002-D dime, except for the 1970 Roosevelt dime.

So, needed to update my collection, would be an example dated 1970 and any pieces from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints beginning in the year 2003 and ending with 2015. I don’t expect to find any dimes dated 2016 this early in the year, so they will not be considered yet. Also not on my list of hoped for finds is the 1996-W Roosevelt dime since they were not struck for general circulation.

The result of my effort was quite good. I did fill that 1970 slot in my album with a fairly nice example, and in another album, I did fill the holes from 2003-P and -D dimes to present, with the exceptions of Denver Mint pieces dating 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

I’ll continue my searching as I am sure that filling in those few blank spaces will be a piece of cake!

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