Early United States dimes came about because of the Coinage Act of 1792. Referred to The Draped Bust Dime was designed by Robert Scot and was minted from 1796 to 1807. The Capped Bust was designed by Mint Assistant Engraver John Reich and was minted from 1809 to 1837. The denomination came about from the coinage act of 1792 which authorized the minting of a “disme” which would be made of silver with one tenth the weight and value of a dollar.
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