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Those War Nickels - Our Noble Nickel cool smiley

January 04, 2019 11:28PM
All of my dug nickels look like rusted slugs, the war nickels look pretty good. The only old nickel that cleaned up nice was one of my shield nickels, I think ground conditions are responsible for that anomaly.

Well Hombre . . . . .

Yes, the War Nickels do clean up better than regular Nickels do. That is because of the Silver (Ag) that makes up 35% of the War Nickels and the "noble" characteristics it brings to what would be a regular old brown nickel.

Silver is one of the 9 Noble metals. These Noble metals are; Ruthenium (Ru), Rhodium (Rh), Palladium (Pd), Osmium (Os), Iridium (Ir), Platinum (Pt), Silver (Ag) and Gold (Au). One of the characteristics of the Noble metals is that they have a much greater resistance to corrosion and oxidation than base metals. The two Nobel metals used in general circulation US coinage are Silver (Ag) and Gold (Au). I don't believe platinum was ever used in any general circulation US Coins.

The vast majority of the War Nickels I've found over the years also looked pretty good coming out of the ground. In the greater scheme of things we can all appreciate our 'War Nickels' as having that noblity that is missing from our regular old brown nickels. That is why they clean up so well. It's the Silver.

Hope all of you are having a wonderful start to your New Year.

Rich (Utah)

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Subject Author Views Posted

Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? Yes. Better Reconsider. . .smiling bouncing smiley .

Rich (Utah) 174 December 31, 2018 09:52PM

Re: Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? Heck Yeahangry smiley

Druid 76 January 09, 2019 12:08AM

Nope, no 'Bad Wrap' for 5¢ coins.

Monte 83 January 09, 2019 11:55PM

At least the war nickels clean up nicesmiling smiley

Hombre 99 January 02, 2019 05:11PM

Those War Nickels - Our Noble Nickel cool smiley

Rich (Utah) 91 January 04, 2019 11:28PM

Re: Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? Yes. Better Reconsider. . .smiling bouncing smiley .

Sodbuster 114 January 01, 2019 01:17PM

Truly Enlightened ! winking smiley

Rich (Utah) 89 January 01, 2019 09:55PM

A No Go

OregonGregg 125 January 01, 2019 07:19AM

Re: A No Go

D&P-OR 117 January 01, 2019 02:41PM

Re: A No Go

OregonGregg 108 January 02, 2019 04:53AM

Re: A No Go

D&P-OR 101 January 02, 2019 06:19AM

Re: A No Go

OregonGregg 84 January 02, 2019 10:36AM

---- Good Thinking in my book.thumbs up ----

Monte 107 January 01, 2019 08:48PM

Having Second Thoughts

OregonGregg 124 January 01, 2019 08:31AM

Re: Having Second Thoughts

Rich (Utah) 104 January 01, 2019 12:34PM

The WW-II minted 5¢ coins had some silver content, but ....

Monte 115 January 01, 2019 12:33AM

Re: Silver Nickels Getting a Bad Wrap? Yes. Better Reconsider. . .smiling bouncing smiley .

zincoln 120 January 01, 2019 12:05AM

Converting the Godfather . . . . . . .

Rich (Utah) 97 January 01, 2019 09:51PM

Re: Converting the Godfather . . . . . . .

zincoln 90 January 01, 2019 10:22PM

Re: Converting the Godfather . . . . . . .

OregonGregg 103 January 02, 2019 04:50AM

Silver War Nickels are where you find them.

Rich (Utah) 102 January 01, 2019 11:20PM

Reconsidering the Silver War Nickel. . . . .

Rich (Utah) 101 January 01, 2019 12:34AM

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