1981 S Roosevelt Dimes : Type 2 - Clear S

Clad Composition

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: San Francisco

Designer - Engraver: John R Sinnock
Metal Composition: 91.67% Copper - 8.33% Nickel

Diameter: 17.9 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.27 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1981 Type 2 Clear S Roosevelt Dime Proof
The San Francisco Mint produced two different varieties of the 1981 S Proof Roosevelt Dime where one had a filled in S and the other had a Clear S. Depicted in the example image of the coin above is the Type 2 Clear S version. This can be best identified by the S being clearer and not as filled in. It is also "flatter" in a vertical sense with more styling and rounded ends to the "S". Below is a close-up image comparing the Type 1 Filled S vs the Type 2 Clear S. Click the image to enlarge:

1981 Type 1 Filled S vs Type 2 Clear S Roosevelt Dime - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0117

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