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Nickel

In the United States, a very common term for the five-cent coin. Interestingly, a nickel contains no nickel.
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"We don't want to see our pennies and nickels melted down so a few individuals can take advantage of the American taxpayer."
Moy's statement ignores the fact that it was the government that took advantage of the American taxpayer by destroying the currency's purchasing power to such an extent that the metal in nickels and pennies is now worth more than the coins' face value.
Uncirculated, undamaged nickels may be worth more eventually, coin dealers said.
Coin collector Josh Moore was patient to get his buffalo nickels. When he first heard they were coming out he asked around at a few banks and found out that he had to wait a month or more.
Only this time, it's in the form of a commemorative nickel.
Some banks were slow to get the new nickel after it was released to the public on Feb.
The flip side echoes the famous buffalo nickel made from 1913 to 1938.
Have you ever seen a three-legged buffalo on a nickel? The three-legged Buffalo nickel was produced in 1937 in the Denver, Colorado, mint.
The three-legged Buffalo nickel is probably the most popular mint error ever made.
Nickel coins date back to the early 1850s, when the Swiss experimented with coins made from a combination of silver, copper, nickel, and zinc.
The initial impetus to adopt nickel as a coinage was created by the rising price of silver in the 1850s and its high level in 1860s.
The importance of nickel for weaponry was recognized in 1890, when the U.S.