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1951 Silver Nickel? Not Sure

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 Posted 09/11/2018  10:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SilverSearch0835 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello. I'm pretty new to coin collecting. I'm not sure if this nickel is silver..although it seems to look like most of my 1964 >
I also found 2 others that have similar copper complexion coming through.
Can anyone else help with this?

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 Posted 09/11/2018  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

It ain't silver, that stopped in '45. Copper?

Weight:5 grams
Content:75% Copper 25% Nickel
Diameter:21.2 millimeters Edge:Plain
Designer:Felix Schlag

Nickels are alloys, meaning they are mixed throughout. Unlike clad coinage of dime, quarter and half which are CuNi with a copper core. Nickels are solid.

If you see a "rose" tint, it is probably environmental exposure to something, soil, cola, etc. It's a stain really.
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 Posted 09/11/2018  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not Silver.
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