Irradiated Roosevelt Dime American Museum of Atomic Energy Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Irradiated Roosevelt Dime (American Museum of Atomic Energy Oak Ridge, Tennessee) -  obverseIrradiated Roosevelt Dime (American Museum of Atomic Energy Oak Ridge, Tennessee) -  reverse

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Features

Location United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Promotional items › Advertising token
Value 1 dime (0.1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Size 25 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 314546
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References N# 156026
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Obverse

Plastic ring with blue lettering with Obverse of a dime in the centre.

Lettering:
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF ATOMIC ENERGY
- NEUTRON IRRADIATED -

Reverse

Plain metal back. Blank.

Edge

Plain

Mint

D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)

Comments

Made by a machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the mid 60's as souvenirs. Many varieties exist based on the dime inserted into the machine. The dime would be inserted into the machine and then be irradiated for a few seconds before being put near a geiger counter to show its radioactivitiy before being handled by an assistant with gloves and snapped into a case and handed to the visitor.

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