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A Parade of Dimes

The dime is the smallest US coin in size. It is the smallest in terms of diameter at 17.91 mm and the thinnest at 1.35 mm. Formerly know as a “tenth”, it was first suggested by Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury in 1791. The dime was initially defined as a silver coin which “shall be, in weight and value, one tenth of a silver unit or dollar”. [...]

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