Saturday, March 15, 2014

1964-D Nickel

There is a common myth that all pre-1965 coins are silver. That is not true for the nickel (five cent coin) it was still made of nickel. The dimes and quarters were once silver and what confuses it more is that wartime nickels from 1942-1945 did have some silver content.

The metal content on most nickels, including older ones, are 75/25 nickel/copper. That means in today's market it is a little over $0.04 in metal value. Hoarding 1964 nickels is not a great idea because even if value doubles that is not going to make you rich.

The last 1964-D nickel I found and posted had a double-clip error and was worth a few bucks at auction. Investing is coins is always sketchy but I would go for quality and rarity over quantity ever time.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States
Year: 1964-D
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Mintage: 1,787,297,160
Value: $0.05 in VF-20

Do you have a nickel and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

1 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Unknown said...

I have a 1964 nickel no mint mark
It looks like the G in God is a C.
Do you know anything about this? and if so is it worth doing anything with?