Dime of United States

11 Jan 2019  Fri

Dime refers to the One-Tenth of United States dollar; the word ‘Dime’ came from the French word which means ‘tithe’ or ‘tenth-part’. Dime is the smallest, the thinnest coin is the use today; it is around 17.91mm in diameter and 1.35mm in thickness. This denomination was first authorized by the ‘Coinage Act of 1792’.

The obverse of this coin depicts president ‘Franklin Roosevelt’ with inscription ‘LIBERTY’ and ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ written to the left side of the coin and year ‘2013’ written to the right side of the coin. The reverse of the coin depicts the torch in the middle with the olive branch and Oak branch to the left and right side of the torch. The torch here signifies liberty, the olive branch signifies peace and oak branch signifies strength.

Image Courtesy: usmint.gov

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