June 28, 2013 6:49 am at 6:49 am #609828This name is already takenParticipant
Why are they smaller than nickels and pennies if they are worth moreJune 28, 2013 11:23 am at 11:23 am #982639charliehallParticipant
At one point dimes were made of more valuable silver, while nickels and pennies were copper alloys, but today all US coins have the value they have because people accept them as such; they are fiat currency just like paper money.June 28, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm #982640akupermaParticipant
Whereas a penny, even though they switched to cheaper metal, is roughly worth a cent – if a dime was still made of silver it would be worth roughly $3, or if made a silver and worth $0.10 it would be not much bigger than a pencil point.June 28, 2013 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #982641gavra_at_workParticipant
Current dimes made for circulation have about as much silver as seawater. However, the mint does sell special dimes that contain the same amount of silver that a dime used to have.
A nickel on the other hand has metal content approximately worth its value. That is why the government is looking into ways of making them for less.June 28, 2013 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #982642jewishfeminist02Member
There is a children’s book out there about a little boy whose father gives him a dollar. His friend offers to give him two quarters for the dollar, and he is so excited that now he has TWO pieces of money. In the same manner, he exchanges the two quarters for three dimes, then for four nickels, and finally for five pennies.
That book made me so sad as a child.June 30, 2013 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #982643This name is already takenParticipant
Jf2 I made me want to know where I can find this kidAugust 15, 2013 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #982644SpunkMember
Canada stopped producing and is in the process of retiring all pennies, due to the fact that they cost 1.6 cents to produce.October 27, 2013 1:43 am at 1:43 am #982645👑RebYidd23Participant
I like dimes. They fit into glass bottles.
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