Where Can I Find the Dime?

The individual shown on the coin's obverse or, on occasion, reverse may be unknown to the general public when they initially lay eyes on the coin. This is particularly the case with the current US currency, which bears the likenesses of former US presidents on every denomination.

Every one of these coin sets is a great place to start collecting coins, and most people undoubtedly recognize every president's face on the set.

First things first: who exactly is getting their hands on the American taxpayer's money?In a nutshell, it would be Franklin Delano Roosevelt ("FDR"), the 32nd President of America. President Franklin D.

Roosevelt guided the nation through the Great Depression and the bulk of World War II after being elected in 1933, when the economic crisis was at its worst. On April 12, 1945, President Roosevelt passed away while still in office, having served an unprecedented four consecutive terms.

Popular among everyday people, FDR's legacy includes the New Deal, a collection of initiatives meant to rescue the nation from the Great Depression and secure future generations of Americans' well-being. These initiatives ranged from Social Security to the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

The Treasury Department considered putting FDR's likeness on a coin after he passed away. This commemoration could only employ the cent, dime, and half dollar coins because it is illegal to alter the design of coins until twenty-five years have elapsed after their introduction.

Because of Roosevelt's connection to the March of Dimes campaign, the dime was decided upon. Paralyzed from the waist down, President Roosevelt, then 39 years old, got what was widely thought to be polio in 1921.

The March of Dimes's effort to end polio by "crowdfunding" the discovery of a cure was inspired by FDR's infamous case, even though the administration tried to divert public attention away from his illness. The design, which was produced by John R. 

Sinnock, Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, debuted to the public on January 30, 1946 (FDR's birthday), therefore honoring President Roosevelt was an appropriate choice for the dime.

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