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The US Dime
The dime is a US coin worth ten cents. Ten dimes make a dollar. One dime can be written 10¢ or $0.10.
Dimes are made out of an alloy (a mixture of metals) of 91.67 percent copper and 8.33 percent nickel (before 1965, the dime was made out of silver). The dime has a edge with 118 ridges. This coin is 17.91 mm in diameter and is 1.35 mm thick - it is the smallest, thinnest and lightest US coin.
The Roosevelt dime has been minted since 1946, when it replaced the Liberty Head dime.
DIMES IN CIRCULATION
The front (obverse) of the dime pictures a left-facing profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only four-term President of the United States of America. This coin was was minted the year after the death of President Roosevelt; it was designed by John Ray Sinnock, the US Mint's Chief Engraver at the time.
The front reads, "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the year the coin was minted. The small initial over the date is the mint mark, denoting the location of the US mint that produced the coin (D means Denver, Colorado, S means San Francisco, California, and P means Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
The back (reverse) of the dime pictures a torch with an olive branch to the left and an oak branch to the right.
The back reads, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (which means, "Out of many, one"), and "ONE DIME."
ACTIVITIES INVOLVING DIMES:
Dime Coloring Page Printout
Color the front and back of a dime in this printout.
Color US Coins
Color four US coins, front and back.
US Coins: Label Me Printout
Label the US coins and what they are worth.
US Coins Sequencing Cards
Cut out the four cards and arrange them so they show the coins (penny, nickel dime, and quarter) in order of their value.
Add up the dimes in these printouts:
Adding Dimes #1 Printout
Adding Dimes #2 Printout
Adding Dimes #3 Printout
Adding Dimes #4 Printout
Adding Dimes #5 Printout
Adding Dimes #6 Printout
Subtract the dimes in these printouts:
Subtracting Dimes #1
Subtracting Dimes #2
Subtracting Dimes #3
How Much? (Dimes) Printout
Figure out how much money is in each group of dimes.
How Much? (Dimes and Pennies)
Figure out how much money is in each group of dimes and pennies in these printouts:
How Much? (Nickels and Dimes)
How Much? (Dimes and Quarters)
Figure out how much money is in each group of quarters and dimes in these printouts:
Figure out how much money is in each group of mixed coins:
US Dollar Minus Dimes (Printable)
Subtract dimes from a dollar.
Match the Groups and Values of Coins: Printouts
Match each group of coins to what it's worth in these printouts:
Match Groups to Values Printout #1
Match Groups to Values Printout #2
Match Groups to Values Printout #3
Match Groups to Values Printout #4
US Coins: Matching Printouts
Match the coins to the amounts written in two different ways in these printouts:
Matching Printout #1
Matching Printout #2
Matching Printout #3
Matching Groups of US Coins: Printouts
Match the groups of coins of equal amounts in these printouts:
Matching Groups Printout #1
Matching Groups Printout #2
Matching Groups Printout #3
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