The Symbols on the U.S. Dime

Updated March 1, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

What appears on the "tails" side of the dime, and what do these symbols mean?

The Answer:

According to the U.S. Mint, those symbols are a torch (a symbol of liberty), an olive branch (a symbol of peace), and an oak branch (a symbol of strength and independence).

-The Editors

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