Whatever it is (I think it's Presidents' Day), hope you have a happy one. My day is going great because I found a DIME! President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's face is on the dime. I was actually hoping to find a penny or even better, a fiver, since Lincoln is my favorite, but this dime works just fine.
I was out riding my bike (it's GORGEOUS out today in Phoenix, in the 70s, a little breezy to cool ya off), and since there is no school today, I was riding through school parking lots looking for money figuring where there are cars (usually), there will be money (maybe). Yep! I found this dime at 28th and Osborne, Larry C. Kennedy School. I think it's a middle school. Not sure.
Even though there is no school today, it doesn't mean we can't learn a little something. Here's some dime facts from The Coin Alley:
Face on the coin: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Words on the front: "Liberty" along the rim, and the motto "In God We Trust." The date with a corresponding mint mark above the date.
Design and words on the back: A flaming torch and two different branches of leaves: olive leaves to the left and oak leaves to the right. "United States of America" above the torch, "One Dime" below the torch, and the motto "E Pluribus Unum" in the background.
Design first introduced in 1946, still in use today.
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 dime
U.S. Mint: Denver
Condition: Sparkles like a diamond in a goat's butt
How many coins/bills found to date: 13
How much found money to date: $.31