How Many Pennies Are in a Dollar?

A dime in the United States is equal to 10 cents ($0.1), according to, meaning that 10 dimes equal one $1. Along with the 1-, 5-, and 25-cent coins, the dime coin is one of the most widely used in the United States, according to the currency website Xe.

The current obverse side of the coin’s design, according to the United States Mint, dates to 1946. It was published just after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed away and bears his portrait. Both the obverse and reverse of the dime, which show a torch, an olive branch, and an oak branch, were created by the United States Mint’s Chief Engraver at the time, John R. Sinnock.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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