According to the United States Mint, a dime has a diameter of 17.91 mm (0.705 inches), is 1.35 mm thick and weighs 2.268 grams (0.08 ounces). This coin has the smallest diameter and is the thinnest of all U.S. coins.Know More
Dimes are made of cupronickel, which is an alloy of copper that contains nickel and other elements. Dimes contain 8.33 percent nickel with a balance of cupro, which is copper and usually a trace of manganese. Cupronickel gives dimes their silver color.
The edge of the dime is reeded with 118 reeds. These are the series of grooved lines around the edge of dimes, which are put there to discourage counterfeiting of coins. Dimes were originally made of gold and silver, and people tried to file the edges to recover the precious metals.Learn more in Coins & Currency
Sacagawea and her infant son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, are the only two non-presidents who appeared on U.S. coins as of June 2014. The pair appeared together on the face of the $1 gold coin. Also, Susan B. Anthony appeared on $1 dollar coins from 1979 to 1999.Full Answer >
Any dimes, quarters and half-dollar coins dated 1964 or earlier contained a percentage of silver. The silver color of coins minted after 1964 comes from a coating of copper and nickel.Full Answer >
There are 80 U.S. quarters in one pound. The weight of one U.S. quarter is 5.67 grams, and there are 453.59237 grams in one pound. When that number is divided by 5.67 grams, the weight of one quarter, it is equal to 80 quarters.Full Answer >
The 1974 U.S. silver dollar is known as an Eisenhower or "Ike" silver dollar. An uncirculated coin is valued at up to 5 dollars, while a circulated coin is generally not valued at more than a dollar, explains USA Coin Book.Full Answer >