What Does It Mean When You Find A Dime?

If you ever stumbled upon a dime, it probably made you wonder: “What spiritual message could this coin be telling me?” In this spiritual exploration, I’m researching the mystical significance of finding dimes!

Coin Divination :crystal_ball:

Whenever I find a dime or any coin, I like to engage in a bit of playful divination, similar to using a pendulum. It’s a simple process: I assign “yes” to heads and “no” to tails, and then I ask a question such as, “Should I keep this coin?” Then I flip the coin to see what answer I receive.

Meaning of finding dimes

If the coin suggests there’s a message for me, I continue this intuitive interaction, asking more questions that connect to my current thoughts, emotions, or circumstances. This simple method can be surprisingly insightful.

Here are a few examples and themes you might explore using this lighthearted approach with just a dime.

Hidden Messages in a Dime :coin:

If you’ve ever found a dime in an unexpected place and felt a deeper, perhaps unexplained significance, you might consider this as a spiritual message.

For example, each dime minted in the United States has a year stamped on it. If you keep finding dimes, here’s how you can analyze the years numerologically to see if there’s a connection between them:

Dime meaning of year

  1. Take each digit of the year on the dime and add them together. For example, if the dime is from 1982, you would calculate 1 + 9 + 8 + 2 = 20. If the resulting number is still a multi-digit number, add those digits together again until you get a single digit: 2 + 0 = 2.

  2. Each number in numerology has specific characteristics and meanings associated with it. For instance:

1: New beginnings, independence, one-door-closing-another-opening
2: Balance, duality, partnership, receptivity
3: Creativity, communication, expression
4: Stability, structure, foundation
5: Change, curiosity, freedom
6: Responsibility, nurturing, community
7: Introspection, spiritual awakening, analytical
8: Abundance, power, karmic equalization
9: Completion, compassion, idealism

  1. Consider how the numerological result relates to your life or your thoughts at the time of finding the dime. Maybe the number resonates with something you’re experiencing or offers insight into a decision or feeling. This is similar to my Dice Divination technique :game_die:

Spiritual Meaning of the Dime

In numerology, the number 10 (for 10 cents) symbolizes both completion and new beginnings - in other words, cycles. This duality makes it a powerful symbol of transformation and renewal. Finding a dime could be interpreted as a sign to trust your intuition and pursue new opportunities.

What does it mean to find a dime

Dimes have a lot of interesting folklore. Finding a dime is often seen as good luck, a small blessing on your path. This association with fortune could be linked to the historical role of the dime in facilitating transactions and bringing a sense of possibility.

Also consider:

Heads or Tails?: Some traditions associate heads-up dimes with positive messages and tails-up with needing a change of course.

Frequency: Finding a single dime might be a happy accident, but repeatedly finding them could be a stronger spiritual message.

10 cent coin
(The 10 euro cent coin could be the equivalent of a dime in Europe)

Some Common Interpretations

There are a few different interpretations of finding a dime spiritually, depending on your beliefs and the context:

  • Good Luck and Progress: In general, finding a dime is seen as a lucky omen. It could symbolize good fortune coming your way, or that you’re on the right track and making progress towards your goals.

  • Trust Your Intuition: The number 10, associated with dimes in numerology, is linked to intuition and self-confidence. Finding a dime might be a nudge to trust your gut feeling on a decision or take a chance on an opportunity.

  • Sign from a Loved One: Some believe finding a dime, especially if it’s from a year significant to you or a deceased loved one, can be a message from beyond. It’s a way for them to let you know they’re watching over you.

“Dimes from Heaven”

The book Dimes from Heaven: How Coins and Coincidences Helped Me Discover My Life As an Empath by Monica L. Morrissey explores the idea of finding dimes as a connection with deceased loved ones.

The book suggests that dimes, particularly in unexpected places can be a way for loved ones in spirit to communicate. It’s a personalized message, a way for them to say they’re thinking of you and offering emotional support.

Dimes can be a way for deceased loved ones to offer comfort and reassurance. It’s a subtle but meaningful way for them to let you know they’re still present in your life, even if unseen.

At the end of the day, the meaning a dime holds for you is personal. Pay attention to your intuition and any feelings that arise when you find it. Feel free to share your own experiences with finding dimes and any personal meanings or messages you’ve interpreted from them!


It means you get 10 wishes


We have a saying here in the UK, Find a penny pick it up all day long you’ll have good luck. :grin:


We say that in the US too! I’ve never heard of anything with find a dime. So this post was perfect because I found a dime in my vehicle yesterday!


What the heck… :sweat_smile: My fiance and I were in the basement last night and I looked down and there was a dime on the floor that neither of us had noticed the entire time we’ve lived here! You inspired me to go find it again and look at it some more.


The date on the coin is 2010 which would reduce to 3 for creativity. The crazy part? I found it on the floor in the basement while my fiance was painting some miniature figures for a tabletop game… :joy:

What a fun synchronicity!


My grandmother always told me that dimes were just our loved ones in heaven saying hello. My sister, who is a medium, says that my grandmother and great grandmother were also witches. I never got to meet my great grandmother, but the more I learn about my own path and the craft in general and then think back to things I remember very vividly about my grandmother, I suspect she is probably right! I remember her finding coins a lot and always being so tickled when she did!


Hmmm… I’m going to have to remember this the next time I find a dime! :hugs:


Very interesting! I’m going to be on the lookout for any wandering dimes :eyes: :sparkles:


my mom and i have been finding dimes a lot recently. my dad passed away last April and we just thought it was him, although once when she handed the dime to me, i had a very strong image of my great grandfather on my mom’s side, so apparently it was him popping in to say hello. i’ll have to remember to look at the dates on the dimes the next time one comes my way! :slight_smile: