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

Color the front and back of a dime in this printout.

Color four US coins, front and back.

Label the US coins and what they are worth.

**Answers**

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

Figure out how much money is in each group of dimes.

Figure out how much money is in each group of dimes and pennies in these printouts:

How Much? (Dimes and Pennies): Printout #1

How Much? (Dimes and Pennies): Printout #2

How Much? (Dimes and Pennies): Printout #3

Figure out how much money is in each group of nickels and dimes:

How Much? (Nickels and Dimes): Printout #1

How Much? (Nickels and Dimes): Printout #2

How Much? (Nickels and Dimes): Printout #3

Figure out how much money is in each group of quarters and dimes in these printouts:

How Much? (Dimes and Quarters): Printout #1

How Much? (Dimes and Quarters): Printout #2

How Much? (Dimes and Quarters): Printout #3

Figure out how much money is in each group of mixed coins:

How Much?: Printout #1

How Much?: Printout #2

How Much?: Printout #3

How Much?: Printout #4

How Much?: Printout #5

How Much?: Printout #6

How Much?: Printout #7

How Much?: Printout #8

How Much?: Printout #9

How Much?: Printout #10

Subtract dimes from a dollar.

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

Match the coins to the amounts written in two different ways in these printouts:

Matching Printout #1

Matching Printout #2

Matching Printout #3

Match the groups of coins of equal amounts in these printouts:

Matching Groups Printout #1

Matching Groups Printout #2

Matching Groups Printout #3