WONDER #1614: Why Are Dimes Smaller Than Pennies?

Question 1 of 3

When coins were first created, they were made of which precious metal?

  1. oxygen
  2. diamond
  3. silver
  4. gold

Question 2 of 3

When the dime was created, its size reflected the fact that it needed to contain what fraction of silver compared to the amount in a silver dollar?

  1. 1/4
  2. 1/6
  3. 1/8
  4. 1/10

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a metal you’re likely to find in today’s modern coins?

  1. copper
  2. zinc
  3. nickel
  4. silver

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