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13 May 2022

West Point Mint Dime, Nickel, and Cent

| CheerioCoins

In 1996, the West Point Mint minted a special Roosevelt dime. The 1996-W dime is scarce with a very low mintage of 1,457,000. The reason they made this coin was because it was the50th anniversary of the series and the fact thatRoosevelt lived in the town of Hyde Park in upstate New York, around 40 miles from West Point. It was not made for circulation but just for collectors. It is 75% clad and 25% nickel and is worth around $23. There was also a silver 2015-W dime too which had a super low mintage of 74,430, is 90% silver, and worth around $46.


There was also the West Point Mint cent in 2019. This was the 110th anniversary of the Lincoln cent since in 2009 for the 100th anniversary, they had special reverse for the coin. This design came out in 2019 and have an uncirculated, proof, and reverse proof version of this coin. There were 346,257 minted of the uncirculated ones, 593,978 for the proof, and 412,609 for the reverse proof. This coin is not for circulation is each one is worth around $10.


In 2020, the West Point mint minted a Jefferson nickel and had a total mintage of 465,080 in proof and313,184 in revere proof. Making a total mintage of 778,264. It was the 80th anniversary of the Jefferson nickel. There were no uncirculated versions of the 2020-W nickel. It is worth around $12 in proof and $18 in reverse proof.


Finally, in 2019 and 2020 they made the W quarters which I've already made a blog about. They were put into circulation and had a mintage of 20,000,000 in total. I've found 8 of them in circulation and hope to, in my numismatic career, find either a 1996-W dime, 2019-W cent, or 2020-W nickel in rolls or in pocket change. I also encourage you to look for all of these too.


Thanks for reading my blog and good luck!


CheerioCoins



Comments

CC

Level 4

Great blog, will keep an eye out!

"SUN"

Level 6

The "W" coins make a nice collection

Long Beard

Level 5

I bought the 1996 mint set directly which included the third dime. I paid up, more than the issue price of the set, getting it separately for my Roosevelt series. I don't open original issue products, ever.

Kepi

Level 6

Nice blog! I always enjoy your writings! ; )

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Thanks!

Longstrider

Level 6

Good blog again. I, fixed, little error. No problem. Thanks.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Your welcome!

Mike

Level 7

The West Point mint made business strikes for the mint for years before it was a mint of the United States. So there are many cents nickels out there made at West Point with no mint mark. Good blog. I like most coins from West point.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah.

The MoKe

Level 6

Interesting recouinting of the mint's efforts to create demand via the W mintmark. I think it's sad that they did not make an uncirculated W nickel in 200 due to the Pandemic's effects on the mint's ability to sustain production.

user_9073

Level 5

Check your "Red Book." The 1996-W dime is copper clad, not silver.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

I might’ve been looking at the silver proof 1996 dime vs. the 1996-W dime.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Oh, I will fix that real quick.

$tarCollector

Level 4

I would love to find a W Cent, Nickel, or Dime as well, but the odds of that are so low because they only came with Silver Proof Sets, Proof Sets, and Uncirculated Mint Sets, so somebody would have to pull them out. What is really interesting is that every (currently) circulating coin has been made with a W mintmark. There are even Sacagawea dollars with W mintmark as well, and there were also Kennedy Halves with a W.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Yeah, although there aren’t many in circulation they still pop up sometimes. I’ve heard of a 1996-W dime found in circulation.

AC coin$

Level 5

Great coin collection , nice blog .

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