The dime, in United States usage, is a ten-cent coin, one tenth of a U.S. dollar, labeled formally as “one dime”. The dime is the smallest in diameter and is the thinnest of all U.S. coins currently minted for circulation, being 0.705 inches (17.91 mm) in diameter and 0.053 in (1.35 mm) in thickness.

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Mint Mark

Mint Mark

Coin Grade

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Numerical Grade
Adjectival Description
About Good: Design details are flat and appear in outline. Portions of the rim are lost to wear.
4, 6
Good: Design details are flat and visible in outline. Some portions of the design may be faint.
8, 10
Very Good: Heavy wear flattens design elements, although major features are clearly outlined.
12, 15
Fine: Moderate wear on many elements with heavy wear on high points. Major design elements remain visible.
20, 25, 30, 35
Very Fine: Major details of the coin are clear although wear is evident; the high points show moderate wear.
40, 45
Extremely Fine: Design features are well defined, although light wear is evident throughout.
50, 53, 55, 58
About Uncirculated: Traces of light wear are evident on the high points of the coin's design.
Mint State: A coin that shows no wear or evidence of circulation.
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What is a dime?
A dime coin is a unit of currency in the United States and Canada that is equal to one-tenth of a dollar. In the United States, the dime is worth 10 cents, while in Canada, it is worth 10 cents in Canadian currency. Dime coins are commonly used for everyday transactions and are part of the circulating currency in both countries.
Who is depicted on the dime in the United States?
In the United States, the dime coin features a depiction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the obverse (front) side. This design has been used since 1946 and replaced the previous design featuring Liberty, known as the Mercury Dime. The reverse (back) side of the U.S. dime displays an image of a torch, an olive branch, and an oak branch.
Are there different types of dime coins?
Yes, there have been different types of dime coins throughout history. In the United States, notable series include the Barber Dime (1892-1916) designed by Charles E. Barber, the Mercury Dime (1916-1945) featuring Liberty with wings on her cap, and the Roosevelt Dime (1946-present) featuring Franklin D. Roosevelt. Each series has its own unique designs and variations, making them sought after by collectors. Similarly, in Canada, dime coins have had different designs and variations over the years, reflecting various symbols and important figures in Canadian history.
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