Dime

Dime

In Canada , a dime is a coin worth ten cents . It has been the smallest Canadian coin since 1922, even smaller than a penny . According to the Royal Canadian Mint , the official national term of the coin is the 10 cent piece , but in practice, the term dime predominates in English-speaking Canada. It is nearly identical in size to the American dime , but unlike its counterpart, the Canadian dime is magnetic due to a distinct metal composition: from 1968 to 1999 it was composed entirely of nickel , and since 2000 it has had a high steel content.