half dime

noun

: a silver 5-cent coin struck by the U.S. mint from 1794 to 1873

Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of half dime was in 1786

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“Half dime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20dime. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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