How Much Does a Canadian Dime Weigh?

How Much Does a Canadian Dime Weigh?

How Much Does a Canadian Dime Weigh?

As of 2014, a newly minted Canadian dime weighs 1.75 grams. In the early 20th century however, Canadian dimes that weighed as much as 2.33 grams were produced.

The Canadian dime, first minted in 1908, measures 18.03 millimeters in diameter and 1.22 millimeters thick as of 2014. Though the dime's size has stayed relatively stable throughout its lifetime, the weight has fluctuated by as much as 25 percent. This is largely due to a change in the materials used to produce dimes. The primary metal used in dimes changed from silver to nickel in 1968, and changed again to steel, a relatively low-density metal, in 2000.