This recent change find was given to me after buying a smoothie where I also saw a U.S. dime on the floor but could not pick it up because someone stepped on it and did not move. I was too tired and hot to wait for the dime but I knew I got this Canadian nickel so I was happy.
Yes it is a common 1999 Canadian nickel which have found before but seeing how few finds I get lately I will celebrate anything. Back in 1999 these still were that 25-75 Cupro-nickel mix unlike today's mix of mostly steel and 2% nickel. It would not shock me if they stop making the nickel but it would shock me if they decided to make it out of some other type of metal.
Pennies and nickels around the world are disappearing as their role in a modern society is reduced. They also become more expensive to make even using cheaper materials. Just in transportation cost they become a burden. Still as a collector I am torn.
On one hand I like finding them even if repeated or not in great shape because it is something that journeyed across time and land just for me to find one. On the other hand they will always be common in my lifetime so why not just buy them online all at once for cheap. I will keep looking and plucking until there is nothing left to find.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / Canada
Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Value: $0.05 in Fine
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