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Obverse and reverse of 1792 Half-Dime.
17.  Half a dime wasn't a nickel then.  The first American coins were half dimes—spelled "dismes"—which were struck in the fall of 1792. Though worth 5 cents, they contained no nickel, but were mostly silver with a trace of copper. The first circulating coins were one cent pieces made the following year.

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