Dime: coin from USA; 10 cents or 1/10 dollar (1796-...)

DIME: COIN OF UNITED STATES

Dime, 1988: United States of America

Dime, 1988: United States of America (USA, US)

Among the numismatists, US coins often have personal names in addition to denominations in accordance with the theme — a portrait of the president, the style of the image of the allegorical Liberty (Libertas) or the eagle, engraver's name... For example this coin widely known as "Roosevelt Dime".

E PLURIBUS UNUM - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - ONE DIME:

E pluribus unum is a traditional motto of the United States (Latin for "Out of many, one"). The 13 letters of E PLURIBUS UNUM makes its use symbolic of the thirteen original states like the thirteen stripes on the US flag. The meaning of the phrase originates from the concept that out of the union of the original Thirteen Colonies emerged a new single nation.

An olive branch, a torch, and an oak branch symbolize peace, liberty, and victory.

LIBERTY - IN GOD WE TRUST - 1988 - P - JS:

"In God We Trust" — the official motto of the United States that replaced the motto "E pluribus unum" in 1956.

Until the beginning of the 20th century, the personified image of Liberty was widely used on US coins, replacing it with historical figures. Coins increasingly featured former presidents. Today the only remaining trace of Lady Liberty on American coins is the word "LIBERTY".

Engraver: John R. Sinnock (the 8th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1925 to 1947; symbol "JS").

Portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt — the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until 1945.

United States Mint, Philadelphia (symbol "P").

Mintage: 1.030.550.000.

  • Copper-nickel plated copper: 17.9 mm - 2.27 g
  • Reference price: 0.2$

COIN DIME — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1796-...): dime = 10 cents = 2 half dime = 1/10 dollar

The name of the dime coin comes from the term "dîme" (modern French) or "disme" (obsolete version of the French language) — "tithe", "tenth", "1/10". We are talking about the equality of 10 coins with a face value of 1 dime to one US dollar.