Talk:Nickel (Canadian coin)

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Spelling[edit]

Being a Canadian article, should not the occurrences of the word 'nickel' become 'nickle', since that is the preferred Canadian spelling? DarrenBaker (talk) 02:02, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Magnetic[edit]

I noted that Canadian Nickels were magnetic up to 1958, after which they are not.

Canadian Nickels that are not magnetic are 1942 Tombac, 1943 (these were a brass alloy) and 1982-2000 (note that 2000P is magnetic and is worth over $4 if you find one in your change). Blacknail 20:59, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
I say find one, and test it with a magnet. Soemthing happened in 1958 to remove the magnetism. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 12.41.204.3 (talk) 14:39, 7 December 2006 (UTC).

2000 Change[edit]

Did the 2000 change in composition also reflect a change in the US nickel composition, or was it independent of that? --RealGrouchy 17:11, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Independent. The US nickel is still made from cupro-nickel. --93JC 00:14, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Magnetic Nickels[edit]

I have nickels ranging from 1963 to 1980. Any idea why they are magnetic? Dtbohrer 00:46, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

It's because they're made of nickel, which is ferromagnetic like iron/steel. I've come across some 2001 and 2006 nickels that are non-magnetic, but the chart here claims that only plated steel ones were made after 2000. Why would this be? I haven't been able to find anything on this on the internet. --Eloil 06:26, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
According to one site (http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/coins/canada/can5c.htm), the cupro-nickel version was made until 2001, not 1999 as the chart here claims, so both steel and cupro-nickel ones were made in 2000 and 2001. The steel nickels can be identified by a "P" that appears under the queen's portrait. I'll change the chart to reflect this, but the non-magnetic 2006's are still a mystery. Are they cupro-nickel, or something else? They are also missing the "P" like the earlier non-magnetic nickels. --Eloil 07:13, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

2006 resumption of cupronickel?[edit]

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the Canadian mint went back to cupronickel for the 5¢ in 2006. Does anyone know if this is true? If so it should be put on the page. Thanks in advance! Gecko G 09:36, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

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No Mention of the Big Nickel[edit]

The Big Nickel in Sudbury Ontario is not mentioned in this article, although it is mentioned in other Canadian Coin currency pages on Wikipedia (example: Loonie). Just a heads up for people who know how to make nice articles like the ones we have now.

What does first strike mean?[edit]

I don't got a clue of the definition of "first strike". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.141.179.95 (talk) 01:28, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Mintage by Year[edit]

Does anyone think it would be a good idea to add a chart with the number of nickels and varieties minted for each year?

-Share Bear 03:28, 6 April 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Share Bear (talkcontribs)

If one follows the reference I have just added (see History of Composition, and References) to the Royal Canadian Mint website, the annual mintages from 1908 are shown there, and kept up-to-date. The "from 1908" is presumably because that's when the Mint in Canada began operations. Variety mintages are not shown, I don't know offhand where that is available. --RCopple (talk) 17:26, 21 April 2010 (UTC)