While it is possible there was a problem with the alloy mix of your nickel, more likely it has either become toned (tarnished) to that coppery color or has been copper-plated. I suggest you check out the ANACS website, to see if they will be attending an upcoming coin show in your area, where you can take your coin and get a free first-hand professional appraisal : http://www.anacs.com/shows.html
None. Only nickels minted from 1942-1945 contain silver. The rest have a 25% nickel 75% copper composition.
I think you have an Indian Head Cent
Two US nickels have 13 stars on them. The "Shield" nickel minted from 1866 to 1883 and the "Liberty Head" nickel minted from 1883 to 1912. Both nickel types were minted in 1883.
A composition of steel, copper, and nickel
Whta is the composition of nickel and is it compatible with Metcaptan Sulfur?
All British Halfcrown coins minted from 1949 to 1967 inclusive are made from copper nickel alloy.
There is no such thing as an 1889 Buffalo Nickel. Buffalo nickels were only minted from 1913 to 1938. A nickel minted in 1889 would be a Liberty Head or "V" nickel.
There is no such thing as an Indian head nickel minted in 1895. The first Indian head nickel was minted in 1913; prior to that was the Barber nickel, with the head of Liberty.
All British Halfcrown coins minted from 1947 to 1967 inclusive are made from copper nickel alloy.
They were minted at Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. They were minted in 1964.
The nickel was introduced in 1866. Before that, there was a different 5 cent coin called the half-dime which was made of silver, but it was very small.
The Buffalo Nickel was first minted in 1913 in an attempt to make United States currency more appealing to be seen. The biggest problem with the Buffalo Nickel was the fact that coins minted showed up with inconsistencies depending on when and where they were made.
All U.S. nickels minted since 1866 (except for 1942-1945) are 75% copper and 25% nickel.
If you are referring to a Washington Quarter that was minted from 1932-1964, it contains: 90% silver and 10% copper. If it was minted from 1965 to the present, the composition is: 2 outer layers of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to a pure copper core, for an overall percentage of about 92% copper and 8% nickel.
.750 copper & .250 nickel
1913-1938 are the years the us mint minted "buffalo" nickel's.. Only Jefferson nickels were minted in 1943. 1943 nickel is usually called a "War Nickel" (minted during war time w/ silver) Hope I didn't confuse the question...
The first US dimes and quarters were minted in 1796. They continued to be struck from silver until 1964 when the rise in silver prices forced the Mint to change to the current copper-nickel clad composition. Silver half-dollars and dollars were first minted in 1794. Halves were changed to a 40% silver composition from 1965 to 1970, and were finally changed to copper-nickel in 1971. Silver dollar production ended in 1935. The denomination was resumed in copper-nickel from 1971 to 1981 and again in 1999; since 2000 $1 coins have been minted in manganese brass.
The US Jefferson Nickel has been minted at 3 US mints; Denver, Colorado; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and San Francisco, California since 1938.
If you have a 1960 buffalo nickel, it is a fake. They were last minted in 1938.
The first U.S. nickel was minted in 1866.
Same as any nickel, the P means it was minted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
It is made of 75% copper and 25% nickel.
The first Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel was minted in Philadephia in the year 1913. The coin is actually called a buffalo nickel or an Indian head nickel, but not "buffalo head". After all, it shows the entire buffalo, not just its head :)
Buffalo nickels (a/k/a Indian Head nickels) were minted from 1913 to 1938.
It means that it was minted in San Francisco