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Old April 21, 2005, 11:20 AM   #7
Sam Adams
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Join Date: January 16, 2001
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Per the US Mint website, a dime is supposed to weigh 2.268 grams. This works out to 35.44 grains. This is if the dime is new (i.e. not worn, which reduces weight) and if made exactly to specs. I'm going to do this at home with a very shiny new dime, and if it weighs 35.4 grains then I'll be happy.
"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." Samuel Adams

"Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American." Tench Coxe 2/20/1788

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