There are fifteen (15) nickels.
U.S. dimes were 90% silver through 1964. The only nickels to ever contain silver are "war nickels," dated 1942-1945, distinguished by the large mint mark on the back.
Both nickels and dimes are composed of Copper and Nickel. A dime, however, is 91.67% Copper and 8.33% Nickel, while a nickel is 75% Copper and 25% Nickel. Since Copper is a bit denser than Nickel, and a dime contains relatively more Copper, than a dime would be denser than a nickel.
It would all depend on the mix. If you had 180 pounds of pennies and the other 10 pounds were nickels, dimes and quarters that would be worth a lot LESS THAN if you had 180 pounds of quarters and the other 10 pounds were pennies, nickels and dimes.
1. 4 quarters 2. 3 quarters, 2 dimes, 1 nickel 3. 3 quarters, 2 dimes, 5 pennies 4. 3 quarters, 1 dime, 3 nickels 5. 3 quarters, 1 dime, 2 nickels, 5 pennies 6. 3 quarters, 5 nickels 7. 3 quarters, 4 nickels, 5 pennies 8. 2 quarters, 5 dimes 9. 2 quarters, 4 dimes, 2 nickels 10. 2 quarters, 4 dimes, 1 nickel, 5 pennies 11. 2 quarters, 3 dimes, 4 nickels 12. 2 quarters, 3 dimes, 3 nickels, 5 pennies 13. 2 quarters, 2 dimes, 6 nickels 14. 2 quarters, 2 dimes, 5 nickels, 5 pennies 15. 2 quarters, 1 dime, 8 nickels 16. 2 quarters, 10 nickels 17. 1 quarter, 7 dimes, 1 nickel 18. 1 quarter, 7 dimes, 5 pennies 19. 1 quarter, 6 dimes, 3 nickels 20. 1 quarter, 6 dimes, 2 nickels, 5 pennies 21. 1 quarter, 5 dimes, 5 nickels 22. 1 quarter, 4 dimes, 7 nickels 23. 1 quarter, 3 dimes, 9 nickels 24. 1 quarter, 2 dimes, 11 nickels 25. 10 dimes 26. 9 dimes, 2 nickels 27. 9 dimes, 1 nickel, 5 pennies 28. 8 dimes, 4 nickels 29. 7 dimes, 6 nickels 30. 6 dimes, 8 nickels 1. 31. 1 half dollar, 5 dimes 32. 1 half dollar, 4 dimes, 2 nickels 33. 1 half dollar, 4 dimes, 1 nickel, 5 pennies 34. 1 half dollar, 3 dimes, 4 nickels 35. 1 half dollar, 3 dimes, 3 nickels, 5 pennies 36. 1 half dollar, 2 dimes, 6 nickels 37. 1 half dollar, 2 dimes, 5 nickels, 5 pennies 38. 1 half dollar, 1 dime, 8 nickels 39. 1 half dollar, 10 nickels 40. 1 half dollar, 4 dimes, 10 pennies 41. 1 half dollar, 1 quarter, 2 dimes, 1 nickel 42. 1 half dollar, 1 quarter, 2 dimes, 5 pennies 43. 1 half dollar, 1 quarter, 1 dime, 3 nickels 44. 1 half dollar, 1 quarter, 1 dime, 2 nickels, 5 pennies 45. 1 half dollar, 1 quarter, 5 nickels 46. 1 half dollar, 1 quarter, 4 nickels, 5 pennies 47. 1 half dollar, 2 quarters 48. 2 half dollars Pretty sure that covers it, so there are 30 ways to make a dollar with less than 15 coins. At least 48 combinations if one does not omit a fifty cent piece!
It's a common misconception that because dimes, quarters, and half-dollars were made from 90% silver up to 1964, nickels were also silver. In fact, US nickels made from 1866 to late 1942 and from 1946 to the present are made of a copper-nickel alloy, not silver. From late 1942 to 1945 nickels did contain a small amount of silver because nickel metal was needed for the war effort. Those "war nickels" are the ONLY ones that have any silver in them. At silver prices in effect as of mid-2015 these coins are worth less than $1 for their silver content.
15Call the number of nickels n and the number of dimes d. From the problem statement,d = 2n - 12 and 0.05n + 0.10d = 2.55. Substitute the first of these equations into the second to yield 0.05n + 0.10 (2n - 12) = 2.55, or 0.05n + 0.20 n - 1.2 = 2.55, or0.25n = 3.75; n = 3.75/0.25 = 15; d = 30 - 12 = 18.
They are the same amount but I'd rather have a trunk half full of dimes because it's more convenient to have less coins than more if they both equal the same.
A. One nickel weighs exactly as much as two dimes but less than a quarter. . . If you cut a quarter into 10 equal pieces, each piece would weigh 0.57 grams. If you had 75 of those pieces, the total weight would be the same as the weight of 19 dimes. This information is accurate to two decimal places, but is only the average of the three nickels I happen to have in my pocket today :-) ---- +++ Actually, the precise answer would be 4.5 grams/nickel. 75 pieces (of a quarter) x .57 grams = 42.75 grams42.75 grams / 19 dimes = 2.25 grams/dime2.25 grams * 2 dimes (1 nickel is equal to two dimes) = 4.5 grams This assumes the information of a quarter equaling 5.7 grams is correct. So, multiply 5.7 by 30 and you get 171 grams! ~Kyle Michel~Very Experienced Coin Collector~ Per information from the U.S. Mint website and PCGS's CoinFacts.com, the U.S. nickel was the first metric coin. Its nominal (i.e. standard, right out of the mint) weight is 5.00 grams. Note that because the nickel was initially struck as a coin whose size did not correlate with the intrinsic value of the metal it contains, while old silver dimes and quarters DID contain their intrinsic value in metal, it is not possible to compare the ration of the coins' weights to the ratios of their denominations. The problem is further complicated by the fact that modern dimes and quarters are 83% copper and 17% nickel overall, while 5Â¢ pieces are made of an alloy of 25% copper and 75% nickel. Attempting to determine value/weight ratios would involve some pretty messy arithmetic, a lot more complicated than going to the Mint directly.
It is a common date among Buffalo nickels and is worth less then $2 unless it is in perfect condition.
1937 is an extremely common date for buffalo nickels. Most are worth less than a dollar.
Buffalo nickels were made from 1913 to 1938. The US didn't even exist, much less issue coins, in 1726
Twelve. Here is how: Using cents rather than decimal dollars: 5n + 10d + 25q = 640 Express the numbers of nickels and quarters in terms of the number of dimes: # of nickels = twice the # of dimes ==> n = 2d # of quarters = 5 less than the # of dimes ==> q = d-5 Substitute for n & q in original equation: 5(2d) + 10d + 25(d-5) = 640 45d - 125 = 640 45d = 765 d = 17 ==> 170 = $1.70 n = 34 ==> 170 = $1.70 q = 12 ==> 300 = $3.00 . . . . . . . . . Total = $6.40
In average worn condition, a 1953 nickel has a retail value of about 7 cents. Except for 1942-1945 "war nickels" and the less-common 1950-D variety, older Jefferson nickels can still be found in circulation and are rarely worth much more than face value. Because nickel is not a precious metal, the coin's composition was not changed in 1964 when silver was removed from higher-denomination coins, so there is no difference between a new nickel and an older one.
Depending on the grade, retail values are $1.25 to $3.50 in circulated condition with a bullion value about 70 cents. A 1942 war nickel (note that it MUST have a large mintmark over the Monticello, if it doesn't have that, it is not a silver nickel and only worth at most like 10 cents in circulated condition) is worth about $1.75 or so for the silver contained in there. However, since all nickels are illegal to melt, and the lower purity of silver in them when compared to other US silver coins (war nickels only have 35% silver, pre-1964 quarters, dimes and half dollars have 90% silver and 1965-1970 half dollars have 40% silver) generally bullion dealers and coin dealers will give you much more less than melt for the war nickels than when compared to a 90% silver coin.
4 dimes to a dollar is 60 cents less of a dollar.
The only nickels with silver in them were minted during WW2. All others are made of 75% copper and 25% nickel. A 1957 U.S. nickel is worth less than a dime in circulated condition.
All Buffalo nickels have the "F" it's the designers initials. The 1937 is a high mintage common date with retail values of $3.00 or less.
Indian head nickels with visible dates are generally worth a minimum retail price of a dollar or so for the lowest collectible grades. Some date and mint mark combinations, as well as coins with less wear, can be worth significantly more but each coin has to be evaluated individually. A design flaw caused the date to wear off many Indian head nickels, though. These coins are considered to be "culls" with little collectible value. You can often find them in dealers' grab-boxes for a quarter or less.
Actually copper, nickel and silver help to inhibit bacterial growth, therefore coins are far less likely to carry numerous bacterial colonies.
Depends on how many nickels you have. If you have less than three nickels the probability is zero. If not, 100% (should you decide to throw them).
Any metal coin has value as scrap. In most cases the scrap-metal value is less than the coin's face value so that people can't make a profit by melting them. However US nickels (but not Canadian ones) are an exception to that rule. As of 2015 the prices of the metals used (75% copper and 25% nickel) in each coin total about 7 cents as scrap. The government forbids melting nickels and cents for their metal value, though.
With the high mintages for this year, if your coin has been circulated, it has no added value. Even a gem uncirculated example is worth less than 25 cents. Composition All US nickels from 1866 to mid-1942 and 1945 to the present are made of an alloy of 25% nickel and 75% copper. They don't contain silver. The only nickels to have any silver in them are the famous "war nickels" made from 1942-1945 when nickel was a strategic metal. The 1960 Jefferson Nickel (please note spelling) is a very common coin, millions are likely still in circulation. Unless it's a high grade coin just spend it.
1930 is a relatively common date for buffalo nickels -- in average circulated condition it's worth 50-75 cents. A buffalo nickel with the date worn off is worth less than 10 cents.