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What is a 1964 US nickel made of?

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February 18, 2015 1:45AM

75% copper and only 25% nickel, the same composition used since 1866 except during WWII.

The only US nickels that contained any silver were special "war nickels" minted from late 1942 to 1945. These coins are 56% copper, 35% silver and 9% manganese.