Do you know how many dimes make a quarter? It turns out that there are 2.5 dimes in a quarter.
Quarters to Dimes Converter
Use our free Quarters to Dimes Converter to quickly turn your quarters into dimes. We enter a quarter ($0.25) which gives us 2.5 dimes. That answers how many dimes make a quarter.
Now it’s your turn! Type in how many dollars you have and our quarters to dimes calculator will tell you how many dimes you have. Quarters to dimes made easy, no matter how many dimes you have. Whether you have 25 cents or two dollars in quarters, we will turn your quarters into dimes in no time.
Fun Facts About Dimes
People often have specific questions about dimes. Here are some of the most common questions people ask about dimes.
How Much Do 2.5 Dimes Weigh?
All dimes made since 1965 weigh exactly 2.268 grams which equals 0.085 ounces.
That means our 2.5 dimes ($0.25) weigh 5.67 grams! Not familiar with grams? 5.67 grams is equal to 0.2 ounces of dimes.
You might be asking if it’s actually possible to have 2.5 dimes. After all, who has seen a dime only worth half a dime before? Leaving aside the currency aspects, it’s possible to cut a dime in half so the question isn’t flawed on that count.
What Are Dimes Made Of?
Dimes are primarily copper but also are made of nickel. To be precise, our modern-day dimes are 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel. It wasn’t always this way though! Before 1965, dimes were 90% silver and 10% copper. If you have 2.5 dimes ($0.25), you are holding 4.75 grams of copper and 0.92 grams of nickel in your hand. If you prefer to work in ounces, that’s 0.168 ounces of copper and 0.032 ounces of nickel.
What hasn’t changed is that each dime is still worth 10 cents, even though it’s no longer made from silver.
How Tall Would 2.5 Dimes Stacked Together Reach?
Modern-day dimes are 1.35mm thick which is equal to 0.061 inches. If we stacked our 2.5 dimes ($0.25) starting from the ground, our dimes would reach 3.375 mm high for 180 degrees but only 2.7mm high for the other 180 degrees. If you prefer inches, your pile would be 0.133 inches on one 180 degree side and 0.106 inches on the other 180 degree side. Why is that? It’s because to have half a dime you would need to cut one in half. This means that you effectively have 3 dimes for 180 degrees and 2 dimes for the other 180 degrees.