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Of Ducks, Dimes, and Destinies, also known as Of Ducks and Dimes and Destinies and (inaccurately) as Ducks, Dimes and Destinies, is a story by Don Rosa. It features Magica De Spell, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck, Donald Duck, Matilda McDuck, Hortense McDuck, Fergus McDuck, Burt the Ditchdigger, and, in his first appearance, Howard Rockerduck.


When Magica De Spell learns how Scrooge McDuck earned his first dime, she travels back in time to his tenth birthday to steal before he can. Only when she has already gotten the Dime from its original owner, Howard Rockerduck, does she realize it's worthless if it never becomes Scrooge's Number One Dime in the first place. It is now up to her to get time back on track…

Behind the scenes

This story was first printed in 1995 in the Icelandic Andrés Önd #1995-24. It was printed in English in Uncle Scrooge #297, and reprinted in the various version of the Don Rosa Library and collected editions of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.

According to Rosa, it was written in 1992 but shelved because The Last of the Clan McDuck, released just after, dealt with the same story. Though technically not written as part of it, the series has subsequently been considered Chapter 0 of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.

The plot found Magica De Spell traveling back in time to get the Number One Dime out of a younger Scrooge McDuck, a plot device reused by A Dime in Time and later The Time Vortex (both times with Scrooge's Klondike Gold Rush days rather than the Glaswegian child).

List of episodes of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
By Don Rosa
Side-Steps and Precursors
Of Ducks, Dimes and DestiniesLast Sled to DawsonThe Dream of a Lifetime
The Original Saga
I: The Last of the Clan McDuckII: The Master of the MississippiIII: The Buckaroo of the BadlandsIV: The King of the Copper Hill
V: The New Laird of Castle McDuckVI: The Terror of the TransvaalVII: Dreamtime Duck of the Never NeverVIII: King of the Klondike
IX: The Billionaire of Dismal DownsX: The Invader of Fort DuckburgXI: The Empire-Builder from CalisotaXII: The Richest Duck in the World
Bonus Chapters
III-B: The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty SarkVI-B: The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff
VIII-B: The Prisoner Of White Agony CreekVIII-C: Hearts of the Yukon
Deleted Scenes & Other Bonus Content
0: The History of the Clan McDuckIII: Cattle WarsVIII: The Phoenix of White Agony CreekX: Teddy's CampaignXI: The Girls Can't Help It
By Others
Bonus Chapters
I-XB: The Orphan's ChristmasVIII-XB: Dime NovelsVIII-XC: Clues of the KlondikeVIII-XD: Christmas on Wheels
Side-Steps & Homages
The Time VortexScrooge vs. Scrooge
Precursors & Inspirations
Christmas on Bear MountainThe Old Castle's SecretOnly a Poor Old ManBack to the KlondikeThe Fantastic River RaceMush!
Black WednesdayNorth of the YukonThe Invisible IntruderThe Secret of the GlacierChairman of the Bored
An Informal Biography of Scrooge McDuckMark Worden's Duck Family TreeOnce Upon a Dime
The Life ands Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Official Score
DuckTales 2017
The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe Richest Duck in the World