Since its inception, the U.S. Mint had always issued 90% silver coins as a hard-asset foundation for the American economy, but in the 1960s the market price of silver began to exceed the face value of circulating coins. U.S. coins with 90% silver content were last issued for commerce in 1964; in subsequent years the precious metal was reduced or replaced entirely. These days, 90% silver Roosevelt dimes are rarely found in pocket change due to their double dynamic of silver and numismatic value. This vintage 1957 Roosevelt silver dime is still as beautiful as the day it left the mint. Our choice of mintmark.