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What's Next For The Humble Roosevelt Dime?

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 Posted 06/26/2022  10:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add AverageMercEnjoy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
All of the US coins have had big changes but the Roosevelt dime remains the same. How much life does it have left? Do you think new variations of it will be made or a complete new design?
I would love to hear your thoughts.
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 Posted 06/26/2022  11:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a good point. It's a weak design over its prior version, in my opinion. It'd be nice to bring the original lady liberty design back to the dime and an eagle on the back, perhaps the Walking Liberty eagle? That would be a beaut!!!!
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 Posted 06/27/2022  08:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Raised on rock to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would be all in for a new design. The Roosevelt design is basically just blah.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps replace the current design with a series commemorating/celebrating each US Code (Titles 1-54). Good, clean fun.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just what we need, more commemoratives.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've long been a proponent of recalling the nickel and reissuing it in aluminum. After a few years the size should be reduced.

But now inflation has wiped out the value of 5c as well so I'd simply change the dime to an eight of a dollar through fiat. New dimes would would be designed that say 1/8th dollar with a new reverse for the "New Deal". So instead of a new refrigerator being priced at $2,199.99 it will be priced at $2,199.875. Some might scoff at the $.115 savings but every little bit adds up and with the frequency with which we have to buy refrigerators now days it will add up even faster.

I doubt the current dime is in much danger and the penny may be nearly as safe.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  10:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lets make future Roosevelt dimes in the Golden color like the new Dollar coins . That should make them more attractive .

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 Posted 06/27/2022  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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I am not going to hold my breath waiting for change.

The cent should have have been nixed thirty years ago. The nickel is a resource drain (more than the cent) and only exists to make the quarter relevant. The dime is really the "new cent," but even it is on borrowed time. I am sure it will linger on past its expiration date just as the quarter will after it.

I have no doubt the dime will look exactly as it does now if/when they finally retire it.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpsned to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like the Roosevelt dime. Because it's our smallest coin, I doubt any design changes will occur, because no one would notice.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  8:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congress has considered changing the design of the dime in the past, but the proposals included maintaining an image of FDR on the coin's obverse.


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 Posted 06/27/2022  9:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Congress has considered changing the design of the dime in the past, but the proposals included maintaining an image of FDR on the coin's obverse


I believe Ronald Reagan was proposed for the dime several years back. That would have been interesting had they done so.
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 Posted 06/28/2022  03:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SpeedDemonND to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Personally, I'd like to go back to lady liberty inspired designs for the obverses instead of putting more people on coins.
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 Posted 06/28/2022  09:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Personally, I'd like to go back to lady liberty inspired designs for the obverses instead of putting more people on coins.
You would receive zero complaints from me if this were to happen.
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 Posted 06/28/2022  10:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The cent should have have been nixed thirty years ago. The nickel is a resource drain (more than the cent) and only exists to make the quarter relevant. The dime is really the "new cent," but even it is on borrowed time. I am sure it will linger on past its expiration date just as the quarter will after it.

Don 't you use the 1 and 5 cent coins actively ? I thought they were actively used by the population and there are no plans to remove them from circulation.
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 Posted 06/28/2022  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I believe Ronald Reagan was proposed for the dime several years back. That would have been interesting had they done so.

Yes, a bill was introduced back in 2003. It was referred to Committee and died for lack of action.


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