What are the pictures on a dime?

The obverse of the current dime depicts the profile of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the reverse boasts an olive branch, a torch, and an oak branch, from left to right respectively.

Who was on the dime before Kennedy?

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt dime

Mint marks P, D, S, W. Located from 1946 to 1964 on the lower reverse to the left of the torch, since 1968 on the obverse above the date. No mint mark used at Philadelphia before 1980 or at any mint from 1965 to 1967.
Design Franklin D. Roosevelt
Designer John R. Sinnock
Design date 1946

Why is Truman on the dime?

Instead, he is on this coin because of his drive to stop polio. January 30, 1946, would have been FDR’s 64th birthday. The war in Europe ended seven months before, and it had been six since the Japanese forces surrendered. Roosevelt died in April 1945, not living to see either event.

Why is the dime the smallest coin?

When coins were first established, the basic unit was the silver dollar, which was made with actual silver worth approximately one dollar. Thus, the dime had to be rather small, since it only had one-tenth the amount of silver that the dollar coin had.

What years of dimes are worth money?

In general, well-circulated Roosevelt dimes made before 1965 are worth between $1.25 and $2. Lightly worn examples of scarcer issues are worth significantly more. This includes the 1949, 1949-D, and 1949-S. Each are worth about $5 and up.

Who picture is on the US dime?

Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States.

Why is the dime the smallest?

Worth ten cents, the dime is not ten times bigger than the penny. In fact, it’s actually smaller! Thus, the dime had to be rather small, since it only had one-tenth the amount of silver that the dollar coin had. Eventually, other coins, such as nickels and pennies, were needed to make transactions easier.

What person is on the dime?

What coin is smaller than a dime?

The half-dime. Made of silver, it was smaller than the dime and was doing just fine as our five-cent piece until people with investments in the nickel industry lobbied for coins to be created with their metal of choice instead. Their arguments were successful and the first nickel five-cent piece was minted in 1866.


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