Sunday, April 13, 2014

1939 Nickel

Found this one several times before but wanted to feature it on its own. This is one of the oldest common nickels you can find in your change. 1938 is slightly older but it is more difficult to find but thanks to almost 70 years of the same design people tend to overlook these coins.

Most copper-nickel coins can circulate for 100 years with just some average wear. Copper coins get thinner over time since pure copper is softer. Adding nickel make copper stronger. Also the fact that a nickel is bigger and thicker means it can take scratches better. While this coin is not display quality it is still a keeper at 75 years old. It is as old as Batman.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States of America
Year: 1939
Mintage: 120,615,000
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Value: $0.25 in VF-20

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