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No, they do not contain any silver. Only nickels made from 1942 until 1945 contain silver.

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What is the value of a silver dollar based on silver content?

its not all silver...... but on the silver content of most of them its not worth more than 50 cencts

Are nickels silver?

If you are asking about US coins the answer is no with the exception of the years of WW11. They are made of an alloy of 25% nickel and 75% copper since they were first introduced. In 1942-45 they were made with 35% silver, 56% copper and 9% manganese. These nickels are generally worth more for their silver content of around $2.

How do you know if a 1972 silver dollar is really silver?

It's easy to tell 1972 Ike dollars apart. If it has no mint mark or a D above the date, it's made of copper-nickel and is worth face value to maybe $1.25 in circulated condition. If it has an S mint mark it's made of 40% clad silver and might be worth about $7, mostly for its silver content. Some other years saw more varieties, but even so they're still simple to tell apart. The silver issues are lighter in color than the copper-nickel ones. Also the edge on a copper-nickel dollar will plainly show its copper color, while the edge on a silver-clad coin will be somewhat grayish.

How much si a1989 nickel worth?

It is worth a nickel

What US nickels are made of silver?

The only US nickels that ever contained silver were the famous "war nickels" minted from mid-1942 to 1945. These coins were struck in an alloy of 35% silver, 56% copper, and 9% manganese because nickel was needed for the war effort.In average condition these coins are worth around $1.00 to $1.50, mostly for their silver content. For more specific values, please see the Related Questions for each date.Other old nickelsMany people assume that because dimes, quarters, and half dollars were made of silver before 1965, nickels were as well. In fact all other dates of nickels are made of an alloy of 75% copper and 25% nickel. If you think about it for a while, a nickel is over twice the size of a dime so if it had been mostly silver it would have been worth much more than a dime, rather than just 5 cents.

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What is a 1943 P jefferson nickel worth?

It is known as a "war nickel" and actually contains no nickel! But it is 35% silver and is worth about $1.25 for the silver content.


No not really.

Are original silver quarters worth anything?

Yep, they are worth at least $5 for their silver content.

Is nickel silver silverware worth anything?

Nickels from the WWII Years did partially have silver in them. One is worth $1.75

How is much is 112 lbs of American quarters worth?

It depends if they are copper-nickel (post-1964) or 90% silver quarters (1964 and earlier). If they are copper-nickel, dated 1965 and earlier, they are only worth face, if they are silver, they are worth the silver content.

What is the value of a 1945 silver nickel?

1945 makes it a silver "war" nickel. It's currently worth a bit over one dollar for the silver content alone, and possibly more depending on condition.

Is the 1982 Constitution silver dollar worth anything?

The coin is pure nickel with absolutely no silver, and is still worth one Canadian dollar.

How much are 1970s silver dollars worth?

Anything minted in the 1970s is made of copper-nickel, not silver, and is only worth face value.

Is nickel silver worth anything?

Nickel silver is a copper alloy...60% copper, 20% nickel, and 20% zinc. The name comes from its color and appearance. is worth more as scrap metal than as a "precious metal". Sorry!

How can you tell if your 1940 silver dime is worth anything?

It's worth at least $2 for its silver content, and possibly more depending on condition.

What is nickel silver cutlery worth?

Silver plated nickel will have no resale value.

Is a 1937 or 1945 half dollar worth anything extra over its silver content?