Only one of the coins is not a nickel. So the coin that is not a nickel will be a quarter, and the other coin will be a nickel.
The phrasing for this puzzle is actually "What 2 coins make 30 cents if one of them is not a nickel?"The answer of course is a 25-cent piece and a nickel. The question says only one coin can't be a nickel, and that's the 25-cent piece.
1866 was the first year for shield nickel's, the only US coins dated 1804 are a Half Cent,Large Cent,Quarter,Dime and a Dollar.
You have a quarter and a nickel. Only ONE coin can't be a nickel, not both.
A nickel and a 20 cent piece will make 25 cents. (The 20 cent piece is a rare coin struck by the US mint in only a few years in the late 19th century.)
The last silver Canadian 5-cent pieces were minted in 1921. However, they only used the name "nickel" for the new nickel-metal coins made starting in 1922. The previous coins were simply "5-cent pieces".
The only coins that are attracted to magnets are coins containing iron or steel, or a very high proportion of nickel. This includes many common coated-steel coins, and Canadian all-nickel 5-cent coins from the 20th century.
In popular usage, a nickel IS a coin even though its name is technically "5 cent piece". The name dates back to the mid-1800s when nickel was first used in making US coins. At that time the Mint issued 3-cent and 5-cent coins made of silver. When it became practical to use nickel metal in coins, the Mint also struck the same denominations in an alloy of copper and nickel. The two different compositions circulated together for a number of years; to distinguish them from their silver counterparts people called both nickel-based coins "nickels", adding the denomination: 3-cent nickels and 5-cent nickels. Eventually the Mint discontinued production of both three-cent coins and silver five-cent coins, leaving only so-called "5-cent nickels" in circulation. Because there was no longer any need to distinguish denominations, people dropped the "5-cent" modifier in ordinary conversation and the coins simply became "nickels".
The answer is a nickel and a 50 cent piece (half dollar). The question states that *one* of them is not a nickel, but the other coin may be a nickel. In fact, this is the only answer. One is a half dollar and the other is the nickel. This way, one is not the nickel, the other is the nickel.
A quarter and a nickel.
US "nickels" (5-cent coins) contain nickel metal - except during WWII, they've always been struck in an alloy of 25% nickel metal and 75% copper. The coin's name comes from the fact that it was one of the first US coins to contain nickel metal. When nickel coins were introduced in the mid-19th century people referred to them as "nickels" to distinguish them from their older silver counterparts. The denomination was also part of the nickname, e.g. "three-cent nickel", "five-cent nickel". By the late 19th century the five-cent nickel was the only coin of that composition still being made, so the people gradually shortened the nickname in common slang. When Canada replaced its silver 5-cent coins with nickel coins in 1922 the US slang name was already well-established, so Anglophone Canadians adopted it as well. Unlike their American counterparts, Canadian nickels actually were pure nickel from 1922 to 1981, except during war years when various substitute metals were used.
Only 4 denominations of US coins were struck for 1931. The $20.00 gold Double Eagle. The Mercury dime, Buffalo nickel and the Lincoln cent
Their is 2 coins but only one is not a nickel, so a quarter and a nickel
There is no straightforward answer, you can make it with 50 or 45 coins quite easily if you use 50 one-cent coins or 49 one-cent coins and a 5-cent coin. You could bend the meaning of the question using non-US currencies, or by trading, etc.
"Nickel" is the slang term for five-cent coins in the US and among English-speaking Canadians. Interestingly, only 25% of the metal in US nickels is actually nickel metal; the rest is copper. Only Canadian nickels were ever made of nearly-pure nickel. The name's origin dates back to the mid-19th century when the US introduced 3¢ and 5¢ coins made of cupronickel. The same denominations were already being minted in silver, and both compositions were used simultaneously for a number of years. People began to distinguish the coins with phrases like "three cents, silver," "five cents, nickel," and so on. The name "nickel" caught on for both of the new coins and people began to call them "three-cent nickels" and "five-cent nickels." By the late 19th century both types of 3¢ coins and silver 5¢ coins had been discontinued, leaving only cupronickel five-cent pieces. Because there was no longer a need to distinguish among them, the "five-cent" modifier gradually disappeared, leaving the name we know today.
If a dime is worth 10, and a nickel is worth 5, then you only need SEVEN coins ! Six dimes and one nickel is all you need.
It would be a quarter an a nickel. The question said one of the coins is not a nickel, not both.
Only one. The U.S. Penny, the form of currency with the smallest value, is worth one cent. That being said, it is impossible to "make" one cent with two or more coins.
Nickels are called nickels because they are made from the element nickel. Not exactly. Nickels are only 25% nickel. The rest is copper. At one time the US issued 5¢ coins in both silver alloy and copper-nickel. There were also silver and copper-nickel 3¢ coins that were used for buying postage stamps, among other things. To distinguish them people used terms like "3 cents silver" and "3 cents nickel". The 3-cent denomination was discontinued due to its limited usefulness, but the terms stuck around for 5-cent coins. Silver 5-cent pieces were discontinued about the same time, and the term morphed to "5-cent nickels" and eventually, just "nickels"
one of the coin is a nickel and one is a half dollar coin
Quarter, half-dollar, and nickel
You need two dimes and a nickel. (It only says one is not a nickel.)
A quarter and a nickel. Only one coin can't be a nickel, not both.
It is kind of a trick question. One is a nickel, so it is not a 50 cent piece, the other is a 50 cent piece. They didn't say that neither coin is a 50 cent piece, only that one is not.
You can get 71 cents with a 50 cent coin, a 10 cent coin, two 5 cent coins and one 1 cent coin.