Nickels | Gainesville Coins ®


The name of the "nickel," the U.S. 5¢ coin, is a bit misleading. These coins are actually made of 25% nickel and 75% copper. Nickel coins have had this same composition since they were introduced in 1866.

Unlike the dime, quarter, and larger denominations, the nickel has never contained any silver.

V nickel five-cent coin

V nickel five-cent coin

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