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What is in a 1982 nickel?

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The standard composition has been an alloy of 75% copper and 25% nickel. That alloy has been in use since 1866 except during WW2, when "nickels" were made of copper, silver, and manganese to allow diversion of the nickel (the metal, not the coin) to the war effort.

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The person on the front is Thomas Jefferson, rather than George Washington. Washington is on the quarter.

And the fact that it has 2 heads means it's a magician's coin. See the Question "What is a double headed nickel worth?" for more details.

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How much is a 1982 nickel worth?

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