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What is on the back of a US dime?

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07/12/2013

Tail Side of a Dime

The back (reverse) of the dime pictures a torch with an olive branch to the left and an oak branch to the right. The torch stands for liberty. The oak branch stands for victory. The olive branch stands for peace. The symbols clearly reflect national sentiment at the end of WWII.

The back reads, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (which means, "Out of many, one"), and "ONE DIME."

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is on the front.

The dime was released to the public on January 30, 1946, which would have been Roosevelt's 64th birthday.[20] Sinnock's design placed his initials ("JS") at the base of Roosevelt's neck, on the coin's obverse. His reverse design elements of a torch, olive branch, and oak branch symbolized, respectively, liberty, peace, and victory.