The dime has the president Franklin D. Roosevelt on it. The dime was also introduced into production in 1796. Franklin D. Roosevelt's is on the dime because after he died on April 12, 1945 everyone remembered he had guided the nation out of the Great Depression and to victory in World War II so they put Mr. Roosevelt on the dime to remember him and the greatness he did for the nation. Some interesting facts about the dime are it has 118 ridges around the edge. Also a really old dime, the 1894-S dime, one of only nine known to exist, recently fetched $1.9 million. I used http://www.pcgs.com/articles/article984.chtml and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dime_(United_States_coin) for my information.