Weight Of Dime

Weight Of Dime

10 cent coin in the United States Commonly known as a Dime. Based on thickness it is currently the smallest coin. If you keep 10 dimes together based on lengthwise in a row then they will equal to 7 inches long.

Previously known as one dime, The US first began minting dimes back in 1796 by following the coinage act of 1792. Since then these 10-cent pieces have changed their features many times.

So, How Much Does A Dime Weigh On A Scale?

Since 1965 all the 10-cent dimes minted by the United States weigh 2.268 grams or 0.080 ounces.

With 17.91 mm diameter and 1.35 mm thickness these dimes are made of 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel.

These dimes are also known as the smallest and lightest coins the United States ever produced. Weighing less than the penny that weighs 2.50 grams.

How Much Does A Dime Weigh On A Scale?

All the dimes that are minted by the U.S. since 1965 are weighing 0.080 ounces or 2.268 grams.

Types Of Dimes:

Although a dime is small in size, The U.S. dime has changed many times in the last two centuries.

-Draped Bust Dime (1796-1837)
-Capped Bust Dimes (1809-37)
-Seated Liberty 1837–1891
-Barber 1892–1916
-Winged Liberty Head (Mercury) 1916–1945
-Roosevelt Dime (1946 to date)

Fun Facts:

>>President Lincoln was the first U.S. president to appear on a U.S coin.

>>Dime is based on the Latin word “decimus” which means “one-tenth”.

>>Early designs of dimes showed a woman who was considered the symbol of liberty.