What is nickel silver?

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Nickel silver is an alloy made from 50 to 80 percent copper, 5 to 30 percent nickel, and 10 to 35 percent zinc. Although it is silvery in appearance, it is non-precious and contains no silver.

Nickel silver is a highly workable metal, making it valuable in the production of objects such as jewelry and coins. Abrasion and corrosion resistant, it is found in door knobs and decorative plates. In the early 1900s it was often used as a base metal in the electroplating process during the manufacture of tableware and other items. Nickel silver is synonymous with the term "German silver."

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"War nickels" were the only silver nickels produced. They had 35% silver due to wartime metal shortages and were only produced from 1942-1945. War nickels had a large mintmark
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The only nickels that ever contained any silver were those struck
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The silver in Nickels was used from 1942 until 1945. The current Nickels is made from 75% copper & 25% nickel.
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Nickels that contained 35% silver were produced from 1942-45. They had the mint mark above Monticello, instead of to the right of it. warnickels.com
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