What Is a Nickel Coin Made of?

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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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US Coins in Circulation
  Coin Composition Weight Cost to Produce
Penny Cent 2.5% Copper, 97.5% Zinc 2.5 g 2.41 cents
Nickel Nickel 25% Nickel, 75% Copper 5 g 11.18 cents
Dime Dime 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% Copper 2.268 g 5.65 cents
Quarter Quarter 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% Copper 5.67 g 11.14 cents
Half-Dollar Half Dollar 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% Copper 11.34 g N/A
Susan B Anthony Dollar Susan B Anthony Dollar 12.5% Nickel, 87.5% Copper 8.1 g N/A
US Dollar Coin $1 Coin 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel 8.1 g 18.03 cents
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The "new" nickel coin is made out of nickel and copper. It was first minted with these metals in 1866. The first five-cent piece was made from silver, like the dime. By
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Cents are made out of copper-coated zinc (post-1982) modern dollar coins are made out of brass.
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Nickels are made of an alloy of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel & weigh about 5.0 grams. Wow!
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The nickel has been in use in the United States since the middle of the 19th century. Since 1938, the front of the nickel has featured the profile of President Thomas Jefferson.
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The "new" nickel coin is made out of nickel and copper. It was first minted with these metals in 1866. The first five-cent piece was made from silver ...
The "new" nickel coin is made out of nickel and copper. It was first minted with these metals in 1866. The first five-cent piece was made from silver ...
The "new" nickel coin is made out of nickel and copper. It was first minted with these metals in 1866. The first five-cent piece was made from silver ...
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