The only US nickels that ever contained silver were special "war nickels" minted from late 1942 to 1945. War nickels were made of an alloy of 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese because nickel metal was needed for the war effort. They can be identified by a large mint mark letter over the dome of Monticello on the back.
All other US nickels dating back to the coin's introduction in 1866 are made of an alloy of 25% nickel and 75% copper.
No, the only US nickels to have silver are the "War Nickels" from 1942 to 1945
No, the only US nickels that contain silver are those made from 1942-1945. The current nickels are made from copper and nickel.
None of the Buffalo nickels (1913-1938) were struck in silver.
Silver nickels were made from Mid-1942 to 1945. These are the only years they were made of 35% silver.
Never. They're called nickels for a reason. The only U.S. nickels to contain any silver at all, at 35%, were "war" nickels dated 1942-1945. Nothing before or after was made of silver.
No. Nickels were made of 35% silver during World War II, from 1942 through 1945.
No, Nickels are made from a mixture of 25% Nickel and 75% Copper.
During 1942-45 nickels were made with 35% silver to save copper for the war effort.
The only US nickels made from silver are the "War Nickels" struck from 1942-1945 with a large mintmarks on the reverse over the dome of Monticello.
No, they don't. US nickels are made of copper and nickel. The only ones that DO contain silver are war nickels, minted 1942-1945.
None. The only nickels with any silver in them were made from 1942 to 1945.
The only US nickels to ever contain any silver are the "war" nickels of 1942-1945. Note: some '42 nickels were still made of copper and nickel instead of silver. War nickels are easily distinguished by the large mint mark on the back. No Buffalo or Liberty nickels were silver.
Only the "War Nickels" of 1942 to 1945 were made with a silver content of 35%
None have any silver value. US nickels made from 1866 to mid-1942 and from 1946 to the present are made of a copper-nickel alloy, not silver.
All buffalo nickels made from 1913 - 1938 were made of 75% copper and 25% nickel. There were never any buffalo nickels made of silver.
Please don't assume that because a coin is old it has to be made of silver. All buffalo nickels are made of the same 25% nickel / 75% copper alloy used in modern nickels. Internet rumors notwithstanding, NO buffalo nickels ever contained any silver.
Please don't assume that all coins were made of silver before 1965. Only dimes, quarters, and halves were made of 90% silver at that time. All US nickels made from 1866 to mid-1942 and from 1946 to the present are made of a copper-nickel alloy, not silver. From mid-1942 to 1945 nickels did contain a small amount of silver because nickel metal was needed for the war effort. Those "war nickels" are the ONLY ones that have any silver in them.
Yes, from 1942-1945 nickels were made with 35% silver. Look for a large P, S or D mintmark over the Monticello. Some 1942 nickels don't have this large mintmark over it and are not made out of silver.
Canadian nickels (1922-present) never contained silver. Centennial nickels were made of 99.9% pure nickel metal.
Pre-1965 nickels are made of the same copper/nickel blend as modern nickels. The only nickels that contain any silver are those minted during WWII.
The specific metallic composition of silver war nickels is 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese.
No they are not silver, only the 1942 through 1945 nickels with large reverse mintmarks are 35% silver. All other US nickels, regardless of date, are made of an alloy of 25% nickel and 75% copper.
Sorry, no such coin as a "US Harris Liberty Nickel" The ONLY US nickels to have silver in them are the Jefferson "War Nickels" from late 1942 through 1945 and those were 35% silver.