Talk:Nickel (Canadian coin)
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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)
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)
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?
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
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?
Mintage by Year
Does anyone think it would be a good idea to add a chart with the number of nickels and varieties minted for each year?
- 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)