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Interesting Facts About Dimes
People often have specific questions about dimes. Here are some of the most common questions people ask about dimes.
What are the dimensions of a dime?
A dime is 0.705 inches (1.791 centimeters) in diameter and has a thickness of 0.053 inches (0.135 centimeters).
How thick is a dime?
Modern-day dimes are 1.35 mm (0.135 cm) thick, which is equal to 0.061 inches.
What is the volume of a dime?
The volume of a single dime is 0.020755 cubic inches, which is equivalent to 0.34011 cubic centimeters.
How much does a dime weigh?
One dime weighs 2.268 grams, which is equal to 0.08 ounces.
How many ridges on a dime?
There are 118 ridges on a dime. Ridges, also called grooves, are a physical security feature that makes dimes difficult to counterfeit.
When dimes were made from silver, the reeded ridges also helped prevent coin clipping, which is a form of fraud. What is coin clipping, and how do ridges deter this fraudulent practice? Imagine that you have a bucket full of silver dimes. While each dime is worth 10 cents, the metal is also valuable.
By shaving off a small amount of the silver from each coin in the bucket, a scammer could amass a sizeable amount of valuable silver to sell for scrap. The preferred target of silver scrapers has always been the edges of coins because it is difficult to detect visually in the absence of ridges. It is much easier, in comparison, to notice if the face or back of a coin has been scraped. We would be much more likely to notice if Franklin D. Roosevelt’s face had been defaced than the edge of the dime!
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 200 dimes ($20), you are holding 415.82 grams of copper and 37.78 grams of nickel in your hand. If you prefer to work in pounds, that’s 0.917 pounds of copper and 0.083 pounds of nickel.
What hasn’t changed is that dimes are still worth 10 cents, even though they are no longer made from silver.
Are dimes magnetic?
No, dimes are not magnetic even though they are made from a nickel-copper alloy.
Nickel-copper alloys are only magnetic when the nickel content is greater than 56%. Since dimes are only 8.33% nickel, they are not magnetic.