What is a dime?


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I’ve received traffic about dime because one of my posts apparently displays in the search results. ­čÖé

For your info — yes you, because you’re reading this — a dime is a 10 cents coin in the USA.

More info on Wikipedia.

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No numbers, mo problem


Okay, I might sound like a whiney tourist here but why doesn’t America emboss numbers on their coins?

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What is a penny? A dime? A nickel?

If not for the song Penny For Your Thoughts, I wouldn’t really remember the other official names for 1 cent, 5 cents, and 10 cents.

And the nickel is bigger than the dime! Wait, can I say “the nickel”, “the dime”?

Are there other countries that have their coins this way?