Best Answer

Because the value of it is worth half the value of a dime.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-06-05 15:48:30
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


27 cards

What institution insures individual banking accounts

Which American president's image was used first on a circulation coin

How can you tell if an Internet site is secure

This is Paula's monthly budget What percent of her expenses is spent on insurance

See all cards

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why is the half dime called a half dime?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Is a nickel half a dime?

Yes, a nickel is half a dime!

Why was JFK on the dime?

??? JFK is on the half dollar. Franklin Roosevelt is on the dime. That's why they're called Roosevelt dimes.

When was Franklin D. Roosevelt put on the half dollar?

Never. The coin is called a Kennedy half dollar because it depicts President John F. Kennedy. The dime is called a Roosevelt dime because IT's the coin that shows FDR.

What is the value of a 1908 half dime?

The US discontinued its half-dime denomination in 1873.

What is a 1940 half dime worth?

The last half dime was 1873. If you mean a half dollar it's worth about $4.00


The British didn't make a half dime.

What is the value of a 1947 Canadian dime?

A 1947 Canadian dime features an image of the ship called the Bluenose so it is sometimes called a "Bluenose dime". Because of the value in the metal, it is worth at least a dollar and a half. Depending on its condition, these dimes can be worth upwards of twenty dollars.

How much is in a dime of weed?

normally about a gram...a dime is normally half an eighth

What is the value of an 1887 US half dime?

Please check again. Half-dime production ended in 1873.

Is there an 1825 nickel?

I am not aware of such a coin. The Draped Bust Half Dime was minted from 1796 - 1797; the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Half Dime was minted from 1800 - 1805; the Capped Bust Half Dime was minted from 1829 - 1837; and the Liberty Seated Half Dime was minted from 1837 - 1873.

How much is a dime of magic mushrooms?

A 'dime' refers to weight. It's the same as a 'dime' of weed, half an eighth [of an ounce], or 1.75 grams.

What is a1911 half dime worth?

The last Half Dime was struck in 1873. Please look at the coin again and post new question.

What is the difference between a Philadelphia half dime and a new Orleans half dime?

The only difference is the mintmark and the fact they were made at different Mints.

How do you make 60 cents with 3 coins?

2 quarters and a dime, or a half-dollar and 2 nickels.

What 3 coins add up to 65 cents?


What is the number of nickels in a half dollar and a dime?

12 - a half dollar is 50 cents, or 10 nickels; a dime is 10 cents, or 2 nickels.

Why is the 1906 dime called a barber dime?

The image of Liberty on dimes, quarters, and half-dollars minted between 1892 and 1916 was designed by Charles E. Barber, who was Chief Engraver at the US Mint at the time.

Which coin has the smallest radius penny nickel dime quarter half dollar or dollar?


How many grooves on the edge of a U.S. dime?

The grooves are called Reeds. Dimes have 118 of them, Quarters have 119. And Half Dollars have 150.

What is the value of a 1932 US Half Dime?

Please check again and post a new question. It's either not 1932, not a half dime, or not from the US. The last US half dimes were dated 1873.

What is the value of 1885 half dime?

The value of the Morgan 1885 half dime varies based on its condition. This coin in mint condition is valued at over 2,200.00 as of 2014.

What is the value of an 1848 half-dime?

1848 Half Dime, with Med. date, in good condition is worth $8.00, uncirculated is worth $185.00. 1848 Half Dime, with Lg date or O mint mark in good condition is worth $10.00, uncirculated is worth $400.00.

How many grams are in one dime bag of weed?

About a 1gram or 1.5

What is value of 1917 us dime?

a 1917 us dime is called a mercury dime. its not that rare so it is worth about a dollar

What is the value of a liberty half dime 1795?

I assume you mean the Flowing Hair half dime? As with all coins, it all depends on the condition. You're looking at anywhere from $100 to $100,000+