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Current US dimes are made of a "sandwich" composite consisting of a solid copper core clad in outer layers of an alloy of 25% nickel and 75% copper, for an overall mix of roughly 92% copper and 8% nickel.

Until 1964 US dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars were struck in an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper.

Except during WWII, US nickels have always been made of the same 25% nickel / 75% copper alloy, but they're solid metal rather than clad.

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What is the US dime made out of?

it is made out of a mixture of copper and nickel


Is there silver in 1965 dime?

No Copper-nickel clad Copper 1 Dime "Roosevelt Dime" 1965-2017 1946-1964 Silver (.900)


Is a dime made out of silver?

A modern dime is 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


Is dime a element compound mixture homogeneous mixture or a heterogeneous mixture?

A dime is composed of a metal mixture called an alloy, which is a homogeneous mixture. The metal alloy that makes up a dime is a mixture of copper and nickel.


Is silver in a dime?

No, current US dimes are composed of 91.67% copper and the remainder is nickel


How much is a 1965 silver US dime worth?

1965 Silver DimeCoin: 1965 Silver Dime Estimated Value: $9000+Background: The official production of silver dimes were discontinued in 1964.Beginning in 1965 dimes were made out of copper and nickel. A silver 1965 dime is a mistake (and a rare one).Only a few have been found, but more are believed to still be in circulation.How to spot it: The silver coin has a silver edge; the common copper/nickel coin has a strip of brown around the edge.A silver dime weighs 2.50 grams, while a copper/nickel dime weighs 2.27 grams


Why is a dime so small but a nickel so big but the dime is worth more?

The reason is because the dime used to be made of silver, while the nickel has always been a copper/nickel blend. Silver is worth more, which is why the coin could be smaller, but worth more. There used to be a silver half-dime, but the coin was so small that it was replaced by the nickel.


Is a nickel less dense than a dime?

Both nickels and dimes are composed of Copper and Nickel. A dime, however, is 91.67% Copper and 8.33% Nickel, while a nickel is 75% Copper and 25% Nickel. Since Copper is a bit denser than Nickel, and a dime contains relatively more Copper, than a dime would be denser than a nickel.


What metal is a dime?

1964 and before 90% silver/10% copper, 1965 to date 75% copper/25% nickel.


What is the value of a 1971 silver dime?

All circulation dimes dated 1965 and later are made of copper-nickel, not silver.


How much is a 1965 US dime worth today?

1965 Silver DimeCoin: 1965 Silver Dime Estimated Value: $9000+Background: The official production of silver dimes were discontinued in 1964.Beginning in 1965 dimes were made out of copper and nickel. A silver 1965 dime is a mistake (and a rare one).Only a few have been found, but more are believed to still be in circulation.How to spot it: The silver coin has a silver edge; the common copper/nickel coin has a strip of brown around the edge.A silver dime weighs 2.50 grams, while a copper/nickel dime weighs 2.27 gramsI don't know if this is the right dime I hope this helped.


When did the US Mint start copper-nickel clad coins?

Copper-nickel coins for the dime and quarter started with coins dated 1965. The half-dollar remained 40% silver from 1965-1970 when it was changed in 1971 to copper-nickel removing all the silver of it.