A Dime's Worth in the early 1900s

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I am trying to find out how much was a dime worth in the early 1900s (1900-1930 ballpark)...Was it like having $20 today? $50?

Thanks for your help!

-- Gail Rosenberg (Gail.Rosenberg@abc.com), July 22, 2002


Just worth a dime

-- gs (gs@gs.gs), February 02, 2004.

u r probbibily right bout the $20 doller mark!

-- (0204954@chester.com), February 12, 2004.

Don't really know but i know that i love jo!

-- (poo@home.com), February 12, 2004.

A dime is still woth exactly ten cents.

In 1905, five dollars a day was considered a good wage for a journeyman carpenter (for a ten hour day!). Doing the math, that translates to fifty cents an hour. Taday a carpenter in that same area is lucky to get fifteen dollars an hour, so.... even though a dime is still worth ten cents, the buying power of that 1905 dime is about three dollars in todays market.

Food for thought? Here is a link that gives a good idea about the cost of food from 1890 to 1970.

http:// www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0873707.html

-- walley (walleysworld@yahoo.com), February 27, 2004.

I dunno how much its worth i have one from 1848 and im tryin to figure out how much its worth too.. i also have 3 ten dollar certificate bills i dunno how those are worth let me know

-- Lauren (lqqkinup04@aol.com), June 07, 2004.

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-- lala latina (jojofan_04@yahoo.com), November 05, 2004.

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