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03 May 2017

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If dimes were larger, would they be more popular than nickels? Please comment your thoughts on this topic.

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Kepi

Level 6

I actually prefer the dime to a nickel. Especially Mercury Dimes...haha

user_7180

Level 5

I like dimes, but my ability to pick up these small coins is quite hard. I doubt the Mint would ever change the size as it would cost more in metal prices to produce.

ZanzibarCoins

Level 4

I don't know, dimes are smaller and worth more, so you can carry more change in a smaller space. Of course there is also a chance of silver in dimes, and also, although more rare, nickels too. (war nickels) Great question! Are you a YN?

Alexyo?

Level 4

I am a YN!

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

I am just so used to the way the coins are shaped and how they feel, it would be a strange thing if any of that were to "change". I like how you think outside the box, though. It is easy to get used to what's in front of you. It takes imagination and ingenuity to consider something different.

Alexyo?

Level 4

Thank you!

I doubt it because carrying around a larger dime would limit the amount of dimes you could carry around.

Alexyo?

Level 4

True.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

what Numinerd9 and if you think about it nickels are more valuable than dimes at the moment because they both consist of copper nickel yet the nickel is significantly larger. great blog

"SUN"

Level 6

The Roosevelt Dimes are kinda "boring." Not many varieties compared to nickels.

user_9073

Level 5

I like a dollar coin about the diameter of the dime but 2 to 3 times thicker.

Numinerd9

Level 5

Remember, our dimes used to be composed of 90% silver, so the size was based on the amount of precious metal contained therein. I guess it depends upon how much larger they'd be; how big are we talking about here? In recent decades, it seems the American public has resisted and refused to use anything larger than a quarter dollar for our commerce/business transactions; most of us don't like to carry too much change, but then I always carry at least four different US dollar coins as pocket pieces, all in different compositions, as well as a challenge coin received from Fred Schwan (MPC Fest - trust me, you do NOT want to get caught by Fred without this in your possession if he ever gives you one!) ---- Man, does this post ever remind me of the trouble I got into for convincing my little sister to trade me all of her dimes for my nickels when we were kids in the 1980's, because nickels were larger, so therefore she thought they must be more valuable; what a good brother I was, eh? lol!! All was going just fine until she proudly told our parents about her ' super savvy' money skills! -Sam Gelberd, ANA Numismatic Educator

CoinLady

Level 6

I doubt it. Everyone is used to dimes being smaller than nickels. I think dimes are popular anyway, because they contained silver years ago. That's a good question!

Mike

Level 7

I think the way I always think . Leave t hem alone. To start changing this and getting rid of that will cost more money and cost jobs. No one ever thinks of those who make and deliver our coinage. It is a big project. These people work very hard at the mints. Stop making some coins start looking for some jobs. Like I said were not 19 trillion in debt because of cents and nickels. Mike Good blog thanks for the question.

Good question. In my opinion, dimes are already more popular, but I'm not sure. Dimes have several things that make them popular, including the 90% silver dimes, Mercury dimes, Roosevelt dimes, Liberty Seated dimes.... Nickels do have the Buffalo nickels, War nickels, Jefferson nickels, Liberty nickels and the "Prince of coins" [named by the CoinLady]. I'll be interested to hear what others say.

Longstrider

Level 6

Are nickels more popular? Interesting question. There is a lot of talk, again, about getting rid of the one cent and changing the nickels' metal composition. I guess the mint thinks the nickel is more popular. Personally, I don't carry much change. It always falls out of my pockets. I check it out and in the coin jar it goes. I don't think the size would matter, as the saying goes. I do like getting dimes as change. Always the chance of silver. Hope springs eternal. Just my opinion. I could be wrong.

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