Definition of HALF DIME


HALF DIME

money. A silver coin of the United States, of the value of
one- twentieth part of a dollar, or five cents. It weighs twenty grains and
five-eighths of a grain. Of one thousand parts, nine hundred are of pure
silver, and one hundred are of alloy. Act of January 18, 1837, s. 8 and 9,
4 Sharswoods cont. of Storys L. U. S. 2523, 4. Vide Money.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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