1: The dime was invented by Mint Director Elias Boudinot in 1792.

2: Boudinot’s design for the dime featured Lady Liberty and a wreath.

3: The dime was the first U.S. coin to include an official motto.

4: In 1916, the dime design was changed to feature President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

5: The dime is made of 90% silver and 10% copper.

6: The word “dime” comes from the French word “disme,” meaning tenth.

7: Dimes have been minted at various U.S. mints, including Philadelphia and Denver.

8: Dimes are the smallest and thinnest U.S. coin in circulation.

9: The dime is a popular coin for collectors due to its historical significance and small size.