Scratching my head....question for Ed

Artie Fact

Well-Known Member
#1
Lately, in the evenings, I have been going through different jars of coins in an attempt to build yet another 50 state quarter collection to send to a friend abroad. They make great gifts and are uniquely American. In the process, I have rediscovered that I had previously started a couple of books for Roosevelt dimes. It has come to my attention that in 2009 the United States Mint only produced 49,500,000 dimes from Denver and 96,500,000 from Philadelphia. I know this sounds like a bunch of dimes but dime production prior to 2009 was in the hundreds of millions and for much the 2000’s, in the billions. After 2009, production shoots to almost 600,000,000 from both mints for 2010 and 750,000,000 from both for 2011 and even higher in ‘12. Anyway, my question is this...Does anyone know why the mint would so drastically curtail production of the Roosevelt dime for seemingly no reason in 2009? I know this sounds trivial but who would think that a 2009D dime would be hard to find? I would appreciate any feedback.
 

sojourner

COINSTAR KING
#7
Lately, in the evenings, I have been going through different jars of coins in an attempt to build yet another 50 state quarter collection to send to a friend abroad. They make great gifts and are uniquely American. In the process, I have rediscovered that I had previously started a couple of books for Roosevelt dimes. It has come to my attention that in 2009 the United States Mint only produced 49,500,000 dimes from Denver and 96,500,000 from Philadelphia. I know this sounds like a bunch of dimes but dime production prior to 2009 was in the hundreds of millions and for much the 2000’s, in the billions. After 2009, production shoots to almost 600,000,000 from both mints for 2010 and 750,000,000 from both for 2011 and even higher in ‘12. Anyway, my question is this...Does anyone know why the mint would so drastically curtail production of the Roosevelt dime for seemingly no reason in 2009? I know this sounds trivial but who would think that a 2009D dime would be hard to find? I would appreciate any feedback.
Usually just means that not many were needed at that time. Pennies from 2009 don't show up in change all that often either because the reverse side had four different versions due to 2009 being the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth and folks think they're rare and hoard them.
 

Artie Fact

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#15
Just my opinion..........paying that much for a 2009 dime is total insanity.
I agree wholeheartedly. I prefer to pull my coins out of circulation. It can be time consuming, but at one point or another every coin I get is looked at. Finding these two dimes has been a challenge...so far I only have a P mint. (Funny because I am on the West coast)

1971 has been illusive as well. I have contemplated making books for the Jefferson nickel.

http://www.coinnews.net/2010/07/13/2009-jefferson-nickels-and-roosevelt-dimes-values/

Isn’t the 2009-d dime in the mint and proof sets? Seems to me the sets can be had fairly cheap.
It would be in a mint set, but not a proof set. The proof set would be "S" mint.
The bad part is for 2009, as well as a couple other years, the mint set had a satin finish, so in a book, it would stand out a bit.
 

sojourner

COINSTAR KING
#16
Isn’t the 2009-d dime in the mint and proof sets? Seems to me the sets can be had fairly cheap.
The 2009 P and D dimes are in the mint sets and currently list for somewhere in the vicinity of $19-$20. Even that seems a bit high and I'm sure they could be had for less at a coin show.