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Are Nickel Coin From France And The Netherlands And Such 100% Nickel?

 
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 Posted 01/18/2021  9:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JoeTheLucky to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Are old coins made from nickel from such countries above made out of 100% nickel or what purity of that metal.

Maybe these nickel coins could be a subsidiary of the silver subsidiary of a sort of gold standard.

I mean, old 1 francs from France from the 60's-70's are worth about 10 cents in nickel.
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 Posted 01/18/2021  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That Coin Dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If something is labeled as being 'nickel' it is most definitely of high purity
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 Posted 01/18/2021  11:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a stash of about a kilogram of pure nickel coins from around the World.
Problem with pure nickel as a coinage metal is that it is relatively hard, and working dies have a shorter working life, and thus the coins cost a bit more to produce.

The heaviest pure nickel coins issued into wide scale circulation that I can find are the 50 Francs of French Polynesia and New Caledonia - 15 grams weight.

Canada pure nickel Dollars 15.62 grams.

Examples of common pure nickel coins of Europe:-
Netherlands 1 Guilder
France 2 Francs.



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 Posted 01/19/2021  03:24 am  Show Profile   Check norantyki's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add norantyki to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agreed with the above comments vis-a-vis purity. As for your comment about the gold / silver standard, these coins generally replaced silver pieces of the same size / approximate weight in the 1960s, as currency devaluations paired with rising silver prices meant that the silver content began to exceed the face value of the coins.

Nickel was chosen for its durability, as well as the fact that it could be used to produce coins bearing similar specifications to their silver counterparts (an important aspect for the vending machine industry). The choice was not, on the other hand, made based on any consideration of intrinsic value (other than removing silver from coin), but there is a relationship.
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I have several French BU sets from the 1960s - 1990s in their original mint packaging. The metal content of the half-, one- and two-franc coins is shown on the packaging as 'nickel pur' = pure nickel.
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 Posted 01/19/2021  08:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add X2an to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I sold a decent bunch of these to a scrap dealer last week and to be sure they tested the metal - 98% nickel they said, enough for them to buy the lot as pure nickel. Don't know what the 2% impurity was about since they cut into the cores of the coins and tested that, I don't know their methods/instruments at all.
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 Posted 01/19/2021  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JoeTheLucky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I mean alot of those coins have very little numismatic value so I suppose you could sell them to a refiner of something.
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The melt value of a Dutch 1 Gulden nickel coin (1967-2001) is about $0.11.

Coin weight: 6 grams.
Current Ni price: $17.97/kg.
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