When Did They Stop Making Nickels Out of Silver?

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The 5 cent coin called the nickel was made of a copper-nickel alloy from 1866 to 1942. For a short time during WW2, due to the fact that nickel was a strategic metal, the nickel was made of a silver, copper, manganese alloy, but returned to it's original composition in 1946.
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I assume you are referring to the so-called "war nickels" and not half-dimes. From 1866 to 1942 all nickels were made of copper-nickel alloy. Nickel was a strategic metal
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It was only from Oct. 1942 through Dec. 1945 that nickels were made
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The last year for solid silver dollars was 1935. The year 1964 was the last year for solid half dollars, quarters and dimes, although half dollars were partially silver until 1970.
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Before WW2, nickels were made of an alloy of 75% copper, 25% nickel. During the war, copper was considered a "critical" war material (it goes in just about everything you
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