Roosevelt Dimes In 1946, shortly after the death of President Franklin Roosevelt, John R. Sinnock, one of the Chief Engravers at the U.S. Mint, designed a lasting tribute to the late President. The Roosevelt Dime was born in that year and it still continues to this day. These dimes are collected by date and mint mark and now also by strike. A recent development has been an attempt by collectors to find a complete set of fully struck specimens. Now it is commonly accepted to look for "Full Torch" Roosevelt Dimes. There are no major rarities in this series, except for the 1982 No Mint mark variety coin.