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.