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  The number one dime
Name:    The number one dime
Location:    It is usually located in a secure glass case inside Scrooge McDucks Money Bin. In The Beagle Boys vs The Money Bin Don Rosa shows that there are at least two such glass cases in the Money Bin.
Produced:    In Lo$, part 1 The Last of the Clan McDuck Don Rosa shows that it is dated 1875 and that it is produced in the USA.
First appearance:    1953 in The Round Money Bin / Money Bin Tank
Created by:    Carl Barks.
Description:    It is an American Ten cent coin (dime is American slang for ten cent) produced in 1875.

The name for The number one dime in some other languages:

Language:     Name:
Danish: Den første femogtyveøre | Lykkeskillingen | Lykkemønten
Dutch (in the Netherlands):   Geluksdubbeltje (geluk = luck, dubbeltje = Dutch 10cent coin).
Finnish: Ensilantti (ensi =first, lantti =coin), Onnenlantti | Onnenmarkka (onnen = luck, markka = the Finnish currency).
French: Le sou fétiche (the fetish dime).
German: Der glückszehner | Der Glückstaler (The currency in "Entenhausen" is "Taler" with the sub-currency "kreuzer").
Italian: La numero uno
Norwegian: Den første tiøringen | Nummer en | Lykkeskillingen
Portuguese: Moedinha número um | Número um
Spanish (in Spain): La Número Uno | La moneda amuleto (means "The amulet coin").
Swedish: Turkronan | Den första kronan
   The number one dime


In Of Ducks, Dimes and Destinies Don Rosa shows that The Number One Dime came over the Atlantic in the pocket of Howard Rockerduck, the father of John D. Rockerduck, in 1877. To impress the girls in Glasgow he thrown a few American coins (among them the The Number One Dime) to some children (among them Scrooges sisters who picked up the dime and gave it to their father, who decided to use it to inspire Scrooge to start earning his own money...).

Soon after it became the very first coin Scrooge ever earned, by cleaning shoes as a ten year old. It is said to bring its owner good luck, but Don Rosa shows and says that the only luck it has ever given Scrooge is that it inspired him to hard work. It is thus nothing more than a source for inspiration.

Since 1961 the Italian witch Magica De Spell has kept trying to steal it, to melt it into an amulet that she believes will make her the richest in the world. So far Magica De Spell's efforts to steal the coin have been rather unsuccessful.

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