What is a dime? This money symbol represents a Russian coin worth ten kopecks. The dime was minted from silver. This coin was used in monetary circulation during tsarist Russia in the period from 1701 to 1917.
First silver ten-kopee coins
For the first time ten silver cents were madein 1701 in Moscow. The starting circulation was 30 thousand copies. In addition to the dimes, in 1701, other metal money was made worth half a pound, fifty and twenty-five kopecks.
History of the coin
A dime is how much silver? Russian money of the tsarist period of ten kopecks had different weight and silver content, depending on the year of manufacture. In 1718, a mint was minted, the mass of which was 2.84 grams. The obverse of the coin contained the coat of arms of Russia - a two-headed eagle with three crowns on top. On the reverse of the dime, the word "hryvnia" was knocked out, and the year of issuance was indicated at the bottom - 1718. On the top of the back side, ten lines were located in two lines.
What is a 1750 dime? This year, silver ten kopecks were issued, which became known as "the coinage of Anna Ioannovna". The weight of the coin was 2.59 grams. This dime was issued in the same way as ten kopecks in 1718 with the exception of one feature. On the coin of 1735, the inscription "Grivennik" and the year of issue were separated by a double horizontal strip.
What is a dime of 1741? During the reign of Tsar John VI, a new one, containing an obverse image of the emperor, was issued a ten-kopeck piece. A cartouche was placed on the reverse of the coin. In 1747, under Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, another renewed ten-kopeck piece was produced and put into circulation. On the obverse of the coin, the ruler herself was depicted, with the inscription "B. M. ELISAWEV. I. IMP: I AMOD: VCEEROS: ". The reverse of ten kopecks contained the name "hryvnia", and below it was inscribed the inscription of the year of issuance - 1747. The upper part of the obverse included the image of the crown of the emperor, and on the sides were plant shoots that converged at the bottom. The weight of this coin was 2.42 grams.
The last UAH of the epoch of tsarist Russia
What is the dime of 1797? In that year, new coins were issued by the emperor of the All-Russian Paul I. The mass of the dime was 2.93 grams, and the issue was made in the amount of 48 thousand and one copy. During the reign of Pavel's eldest son, Alexander, ten kopecks were made. This happened in 1810. The weight of such a silver coin was 2.07 grams, and the circulation was 77 thousand 364 copies. During the reign of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II, the last ten kopecks coins of tsarist Russia were issued. The weight of the dime was 1.8 grams, and the circulation was 17.5 million copies.