Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

1965 Canadian Nickel That Seems Magnetic

 
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Valued Member

United States
158 Posts
 Posted 05/05/2019  10:16 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add davef to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A friend who lives in Canada brought me 5 rolls of Canadian nickels down to the states so I could look for recent dates. After I was done I ran a magnet over all the loose coins so I didn't run those through coin counters here in the U S which will reject steel.

I looked through the magnetic ones and noticed one was a 1965 nickel. I held it up to a small magnet and it would stick. I'm assuming somehow from being stored with other magnetic nickels it was just reacting to the magnet and the nickel itself was not steel. Does this happen with some Canadian nickels?

Thanks. Dave
Pillar of the Community
Canada
788 Posts
 Posted 05/05/2019  10:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add punman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Canadian nickels were made of 100% nickel from 1922-1981 with the exception of some war-time issues. In '82 the nickel content was reduced to 25% and then I believe in 1999 went to 95% steel.

A magnet should pick up just about any Canadian nickel you might find in change, but not the 1942-43 tombacs made of lots of copper and a little zinc. Not likely you'd find those in change anyways.
Edited by punman
05/05/2019 10:42 am
Pillar of the Community
Canada
724 Posts
 Posted 05/05/2019  10:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oldmike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nickel is very magnetic, so your coin is normal
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Coin Community Member eBay Sales

Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.62 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05