What Is a Nickel Coin Made of?


Nickels have been made from different mixtures over time. Most of them, however, have contained the nickel alloy from which it's name comes from!
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Since 1938, United States five-cent nickel has been made of 25 percent nickel and 75 percent copper. This coin is referred to as the Jefferson Nickel. This nickel features an engraving
Cents are made out of copper-coated zinc (post-1982) modern dollar coins are made out of brass.
Nickels are made of an alloy of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel & weigh about 5.0 grams. Wow!
Nickels made from 1866 ( first year of issue) to mid-1942 and
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US Coins in Circulation
  Coin Composition Weight Cost to Produce
Penny Source Cent 2.5% Copper, 97.5% Zinc 2.5 g 2.41 cents
Nickel Source Nickel 25% Nickel, 75% Copper 5 g 11.18 cents
Dime Source Dime 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% Copper 2.268 g 5.65 cents
Quarter Source Quarter 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% Copper 5.67 g 11.14 cents
Half-Dollar Source Half Dollar 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% Copper 11.34 g N/A
Susan B Anthony Dollar Source Susan B Anthony Dollar 12.5% Nickel, 87.5% Copper 8.1 g N/A
US Dollar Coin Source $1 Coin 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel 8.1 g 18.03 cents
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