Where can I sell a 1898 nickel?
Retail prices for an 1898 nickel* range from about $3 to $35
depending on condition. You'll be lucky to get 2/3 of that amount
if you sell it, because the buyer will pay wholesale.
If there's a coin show in your area (check the local papers) you might be able to sell it to someone who has a booth with a spread of U.S. 19th-century coins. Alternately, check for a dealer who has PNG or PCGS certification.
(* please, not "your" nickel. When we read it that means one of us has the nickel, LOL!)
These were struck in huge numbers in cupro-nickel (an alloy of copper and nickel) to celebrate the queen's 25th anniversary on the throne. They are worth 25p but can sell for up to 75p - £1 each. The .925 sterling silver examples (normally in a plush box) can sell for £20 each only due to their scrap silver content.
No. However, you may have a "hobo nickel". It has long been common folk art, probably started by hobos in the 1920s and 30s, to use small tools to modify the design of a buffalo nickel so it looks like another person / animal. Some of these now sell for significant amounts. Enter the term "hobo nickel" into a good search engine for thousands of pages of information.
The U.S. five cent piece, or "Nickel" is actually only 25% nickel and 75% copper. It weighs exactly 5 grams, so there is 1 1/4 grams of nickel in one. In 2007 the combined value of the nickel and copper in a five cent piece exceeded 9 cents, making it feasable to sell the coins for melt at a profit. Anticipating this, in 2006 the US Mint adopted new "interim rule" regulations making it illegal…
If you are referring to a dual-dated 1776-1976 Bicentennial dollar, circulation issues were struck in copper-nickel and are worth face value only. Proofs and mint-set coins were struck in both copper-nickel and 40% silver. The silver coins sell for 7 or 8 dollars, the copper-nickel ones for about $3.
A 2007-P Jefferson nickel in very fine condition (VF20) is worth: 10 cents. If you go to a coin dealer and ask for a 2007 P nickel in VF20, he'll probably find one in his cash register to sell you. Go to the bank and ask for a few rolls of nickels and you'll probably find several that grade at least that good.
right now the metal value in an ounce of nickel is only worth about $.50 cents thanks to the recent econemy. However, considering most 1 ounce copper coins sell for $1.75 each when they are only worth $.14 cents in copper, and nickel is worth over 3 times the value of copper, I would'nt be suprised if an ounce of pure nickel in a nice coin form sold for $5 or $6 an ounce.
There's no such coin as a "buffalo head" nickel. The coin is called either an Indian Head nickel or a buffalo nickel, but not "buffalo head" - after all, it shows the whole buffalo on the back, LOL! Buffalo nickels sell for about 15 to 25 cents if the date is worn off. If you want to sell one a flea market dealer might give you 5 to 10 cents. Buffalo nickels minted from 1913…
You almost certainly have a piece of folk art called a "hobo nickel". The design was altered after the coin was minted. Your coin would have to be inspected in person by an expert in hobo nickels to determine whether it's an original piece made during the period that the coin was circulated (1913-1938) or a modern piece. Original hobo nickels can sell for hundreds of dollars, while modern interpretations sell for $10 to $50.