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How much is a nickel worth in metal?
A United States nickel is made with 75\% copper and 25\% nickel. In 2011, a United States nickel contained more than five cents worth of metal. Add the additional costs of labor to the manufacturing cost and it was costing more than five cents to make United States nickel.
Are nickels worth more melted down?
WASHINGTON — Given rising metal prices, the pennies and nickels in your pocket are worth more melted down than their face value — and that has the government worried. U.S. Mint officials said Wednesday they were putting into place rules prohibiting the melting down of 1-cent and 5-cent coins.
How much copper is in a nickel?
A nickel is a five-cent coin struck by the United States Mint. Composed of 75\% copper and 25\% nickel, the piece has been issued since 1866….Nickel (United States coin)
|Composition||25\% nickel 75\% copper “War Nickels” (mid-1942 to 1945): 56\% copper 35\% silver 9\% manganese|
What year nickels are worth money?
The Top 10 Most Valuable Nickels
|1. Liberty Head V Nickel||1913||$3,737,500|
|2. 7-D Buffalo Nickel||1918||$350,750|
|3. S Buffalo Nickel||1926||$322,000|
|4. Buffalo Nickel||1916||$281,750|
How many nickels are in a nickel coin?
It’s the only U.S. coin that is called by its metal content—even though the metal alloy in a nickel is only 25 percent nickel. The rest is copper.
What modern nickels are worth money?
The Top 10 Most Valuable Nickels
- Liberty Head V Nickel. 1913. $3,737,500.
- 7-D Buffalo Nickel. 1918. $350,750.
- S Buffalo Nickel. 1926. $322,000.
- Buffalo Nickel. 1916. $281,750.
- D Buffalo Nickel. 1913. $143,750.
- S Buffalo Nickel. 1917. $138,000.
- D Buffalo Nickel. 1920. $138,000.
- Shield Nickel. 1867. $132,250.
Is the 2005 nickel worth anything?
The lower priced listings are still going for $300, $400, up to $800, and more. PCGS explains that this nickel started earning way more than five cents soon after the mistake was discovered in 2005. They quickly sold for $100 or more regardless of their condition.
How do I find the value of my scrap nickel items?
The scrap nickel calculator will only show what the nickel is worth (intrinsic value), and not any collectible value of your nickel items. Use the scrap nickel melt value calculator to find how much your items are worth in nickel content, or in determining what you might be willing to pay based on the spot price of nickel.
Can I use the nickel calculator to value my Nickels?
The nickel calculator will only compute what the metal content of your nickels is worth (intrinsic value), and will not include any numismatic (collector) value. Do not try melting your nickels. It is currently illegal to do so in the U.S. Although you can use the nickel calculator to find the nickel & copper bullion value of your nickels.
How often are the nickel and copper prices updated?
The default price is updated frequently during normal trading hours. The Nickel and Copper Prices can be adjusted to represent how much you would be willing to pay per pound for the metal contained in any stockpile of U.S. nickels. This will help you in finding the maximum bid you should enter for an online nickel auction.
Can I Melt my Nickels?
Do not try melting your nickels. It is currently illegal to do so in the U.S. Although you can use the nickel calculator to find the nickel & copper bullion value of your nickels. (Instructions Below)