1 Roll 2014 Roosevelt Dimes Denver Mint.
As soon as Roosevelt died in 1945, folks began writing to the Treasury Department from all over the country to get his picture on a coin. The dime was a good choice because Roosevelt supported the March of Dimes, a program that raised funds so researchers could try to find a cure for polio (short for poliomyelitis). Polio is also called "infantile paralysis" and is caused by a virus.
Roosevelt caught the disease himself when he was 39 years old, and started feeling sick in August of 1921. The disease got worse until he couldn't move his legs anymore. But he didn't let his wheelchair stop him from running for President, carrying out his Presidential duties—for more than three terms!—or working hard to overcome the disease. He was brave and determined, and that made everyone feel more brave and cheerful.