How much does a real nickel weigh out of the mint?
A nickel weighs 5 grams, or 5000 milligrams, if you wish it in those units. That's about 0.17637 ounces.
Coin values are always highly dependent upon the grade of the coin. Numerical grades are assigned mostly based on the amount of wear but also the luster of the coin. Grades range up to 70. Grades 60-70 are the equivalent of "mint/uncirculated) Recent coins - and 1963 is still recent in coin collecting terms - are rarely worth more than face value if they show any real signs of wear. A 1963 Jefferson nickel is…
Only the years 1942-43-44-45 have 35% silver content. you can identify the coins by a large mint mark P-D-S on the back of the coin above the dome of Monticello. But not all of the 1942 coins are silver, a Denver mint and Philadelphia mint were struck in copper nickel and don't have the large reverse mint marks.
The last buffalo nickels* were struck in 1938. Please check your coin again and post a new question. Include the mint mark, if any, underneath the words FIVE CENTS on the back. If your coin is actually dated 1978 it's not a real buffalo nickel, it's a fantasy piece or replica and has no numismatic value. (*) FWIW the coin is actually a nickel rather than "nickle"
As opposed to fake silver? It depends ... If your coin has no mint mark or a D next to the bow in Washington's wig, it's a standard Bicentennial quarter made from copper-nickel. If it has an S mint mark, it should be a proof coin in its original holder. These were made from 40% silver. Please see the Related Question for more.
You are asking to compare a volume (cubic centimeters) with a mass or grams. So there is no real answer. The question only makes sense if you say what you want 15cc of. A better type of question is Q: "How much does 15cc of Styrofoam weigh?" Answer: about 1 gram Q: "How much does 15cc of water weigh?" Answer: 15 gram Q: "How much does 15cc of lead weigh?" Answer: 170 gram Q: "How…
What is the estimated value of a gold penny with a D mint mark dated 1996 that a Denver mint representative said COULD have been a mistake?
There are quite a few manufacturers of gold plating equipment and their sales representatives often use a coin to demonstrate gold electroplating. To determine if it's real gold, you'll have to do a weight test. If it's real gold it should weigh quite a bit more than a copper penny. Was that mint representative the janitor? A 1996 penny would be zinc with a copper plating and weigh 2.5 gm. A gold coin of that…
Why don't you try to make Oreo cookie that we love so much with creme made of natural flavors instead of artificial flavors?
Its an old saying. For example a wooden nickel is fake and you know this for a fact so if someone told you it was a real nickel and tried to give you it, you see that it is indeed a nickel but its not real. It can be applied to many situations but it basically means believe half of what you see and none of which you hear.