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The U.S. Dime is worth 10 cents.

The U.S. Dime is worth 10 cents.

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Definition: A dime is a U.S. coin worth 10 cents, or 10/100 of a dollar. The dime takes its name from the French "disme", which was a coin worth 1/10 of a unit in eighteenth century France. The pronunciation of "disme" is exactly the same as we pronounce dime today.
In the U.S., you need ten dimes to equal one dollar.

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