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Other than size, appearance, and monetary value... not much. If both were minted pre 1965, then they are both 90% silver. Both underwent a few different styles. For the silver dollar, there were Liberty, Morgan, and Peace designs. Dimes were Liberty, Barber, Mercury and Roosevelt.

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Q: What is the difference between a old silver dollar and a dime?
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What is a different between a dime and a dollar?

the dollar is 90 cents more then the dime

How much you a 1962 JS dime worth?

It's just a silver Roosevelt dime worth about a dollar

What is the difference between dime and cent?

A dime is small,silver and its value is 10 cents A cent is the unit for the coins under a dollar A cent (so one cent) is one penny that is made of copper and is brown and usually has Abraham Lincoln imprinted on it

How much is a Canadian silver dime from 1967?

I would think about a dollar.

Value 1964 dime?

A 1964 US dime is so common most are valued only for the silver at about a dollar.

How much is a 1943 Canadian dime worth?

it's worth about a dollar for the silver in it.

What valuable coin do you have the best chance of finding in your pocket?

Either a "wheat penny", silver dime, silver quarter, silver half dollar, half dollar, dollar, bicentenial quarter half-dollar dollar, error coin

On what coins are there presidents on them?

penny nickel dime quarter kennedy 1/2 dollar eisenhower silver dollar

What is the value of an 1891 silver coin?

It really depends on which coin it is. Is it a US silver dollar or dime? There is a big difference. Is it a world coin? What country is it from? All of these things matter when figuring the value of a coin.

1963 dime with a D on reverse side What is the value?

The value is just for the silver, about a dollar

What is the difference between a new dime and an old silver dollar?

The joking answer is 90 cents, but it's actually much more because silver dollars dated 1935 and earlier are worth much more than a dollar for their silver content. In fact, as of 01/2010 they can be sold to a metal dealer for at least $10 or $11, but will be worth even more to a collector.

What is a dime waiting on a dollar?

"dollar waiting on a dime" not a dime waiting on a dollar. The dime represents the lower pay scale job such as a receptionist or assistant. The dollar represents the manager level position or the higher pay scale position. This expression is used to reemphasize a hierarchy between two individuals (e.g. a dollar should never have to wait on a dime because a dollar is worth more).

How many percents of a dollar is a dime?

A dime is 10% of a dollar.

How many US silver coins denomination were there in 1851?

6 denominations were in circulation and dated 1851: Dollar, Half dollar, Quarter, Dime, Half dime and the 3 cent piece.

How do you distinguish the silver coin?

You can tell a coin is silver by either looking at the edge and finding it a uniform silver color (with no darker colors) or by finding a dime, quarter, half dollar or dollar with a date from before 1965. They now make silver versions of the dime, quarter and half, but only in proof sets.

Who was on the dime before Dwight Eisenhower?

Eisenhower was never on the dime; he was on the silver dollar in the 1970s. Franklin Roosevelt has been on the dime since 1946. Before that, the dime featured Liberty wearing a winged cap.

What is worth a 1946 us silver dime?

Average condition about a dollar,uncirculated may be $5.00

What percent of a dime is a dollar?

A dollar is 10 dimes SO a dollar is 1000% of a dime.

How many ounces of silver in 100 dollars of silver coins?

It depends on the denominations of the coins, a silver dollar weighs a lot more than a dime.

What American coin is most valuable?

From least to greatest: Penny Nickel Dime Quarter Half Dollar Gold and Silver Dollar

What percent of 1 dollar is 1 dime?

A dime is 10% of a dollar.

What is a 1959 Eisenhower dime worth?

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Why is 1999 silver proof set worth so much?

Because of the silver content in the dime, quarter(s) and half dollar.

How much is a winged head silver dime worth 1944?

it is called a mercury dime it is worth 1 dollar to 50.00 dollars depends on condition

Is a dime one tenth of a dollar?

Yes a dime is one tenth of a dollar.