Originally Posted by HarryT
When I first visited the US, many years ago, I was completely baffled by this coin that just said "ONE DIME" on it. Nowhere does it tell you what this mysterious "Dime" is actually worth in terms of cents.
Dime derives from Latin decima
), meaning "a tenth."
A bit obscure too... if you don't know "dime" is 1/10 of a dollar.