Why are dimes called dimes????
Rayven1997 Rayven1997
18-21, F
1 Response Aug 19, 2014

The Coinage Act of 1792, passed on April 2, 1792, authorized the mintage of a "disme", one-tenth the silver weight and value of a dollar: from Wikipedia.
Disme being a obsolete french term for decimal or based on the number 10