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Old 01-02-2011, 08:49 PM
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have read alot lately on people hoarding nickels for post shtf? is this worth doing?
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have read alot lately on people hoarding nickels for post shtf? is this worth doing?
I don't know... my thinking is, if you are going to do non-silver coins, you should just go ahead and do copper wheat-pennies. You will have easier time moving copper than you would moving nickels.
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To do either, in my opinion, you either have a lot of time on your hands or you time isn't worth much.
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To do either, in my opinion, you either have a lot of time on your hands or you time isn't worth much.
They told that to my grandparents when they stored silver dimes and quarters that came across their cash registers....

I don't see where nickel will ever reach silver-like prices though. But if it doesn't you can still use the nickels to buy whatever you want. Still worth 5 cents at least. Wheat pennies though... they are inching towards 3x face value though I don't see a place where nickel is going to be worth that much. It is just to common.
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well.......copper and nickel ain't silver..............
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have read alot lately on people hoarding nickels for post shtf? is this worth doing?
It's better than nothing...IMO i would tell people to buy one ounce silver bullion bars or the one ounce coins....
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well.......copper and nickel ain't silver..............
That is today's view, not the view most people took in 1965. Otherwise there would be a LOT more silver coins out there today right?

My grandparents were ridiculed for "hoarding" those silver dimes wort only 10 cents and quarters worth "only" 25 cents.

They ridiculed themselves all the way to the bank. And a nice bonus for us when they handed it down.
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I heard the Jefferson wartime nickels were part silver?
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I heard the Jefferson wartime nickels were part silver?
There ARE silver nickels! Coined 1942 - 1945 and have LARGE mint marks. See: http://www.coinflation.com/silver_coin_values.html

As of 12/31/10 a "silver" nickel is worth almost $1.74 each. The "nickel" in the nickel was needed for WW2 (tank and plane armor), and replaced with silver. Similar to replacing copper in the 1943 penny with zinc.
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Default Nickel was in short supply

I still find war nickels in my change,x-ray photos have a silver emulsion I think.
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There ARE silver nickels! Coined 1942 - 1945 and have LARGE mint marks. See: http://www.coinflation.com/silver_coin_values.html

As of 12/31/10 a "silver" nickel is worth almost $1.74 each. The "nickel" in the nickel was needed for WW2 (tank and plane armor), and replaced with silver. Similar to replacing copper in the 1943 penny with zinc.
Actually they replaced the copper with steel then zinc plated it.
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I don't know... my thinking is, if you are going to do non-silver coins, you should just go ahead and do copper wheat-pennies. You will have easier time moving copper than you would moving nickels.
You are confusing your pennies. Wheat pennies ARE copper, but they stopped making them in 1958 and you will find very few in circulation now.

Copper Memorial pennies were minted from 1959 to 1982 and those are still common in your pocket change.
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have read alot lately on people hoarding nickels for post shtf? is this worth doing?
Considering the future value perspective on alternatives to fiat currencies, I definitely think it would be worth saving your 1964 and older nickels for their possible future PM value.
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There ARE silver nickels! Coined 1942 - 1945 and have LARGE mint marks. See: http://www.coinflation.com/silver_coin_values.html

As of 12/31/10 a "silver" nickel is worth almost $1.74 each. The "nickel" in the nickel was needed for WW2 (tank and plane armor), and replaced with silver. Similar to replacing copper in the 1943 penny with zinc.
The copper in the 1943 pennies was replaced with steel, not zinc. The steel pennies were plated with zinc for corrosion resistance only.
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I found this on survival blog...
http://www.survivalblog.com/2010/12/...five_cent.html
For what it's worth!

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Default X ray silver

X-ray film does contain silver,several companies pay for used x-ray film,most dentist and hospitals don't recycle it.
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Considering the future value perspective on alternatives to fiat currencies, I definitely think it would be worth saving your 1964 and older nickels for their possible future PM value.
There is nothing special about 1964 and older nickels. They have the EXACT same metal content as 2010 nickels. No precious metal content at all except for WW2 war nickels.
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Default Electronic assemblies

The solder in some circuitboards contain silver

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Actually they replaced the copper with steel then zinc plated it.
OK.... Doesn't matter as I don't collect them (zinc pennies that is)... was only for a matter of reference.
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If you are just trying to hold a commodity why not just get some copper pipe and hold onto that. It will always be worth something to someone. You can get it at Home Depot.
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