half dime

noun

Definition of half dime

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

First Known Use of half dime

1792, in the meaning defined above

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“Half dime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20dime. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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