Nickel - the next sleeper 'bullion'?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Mr. Flute, Nov 4, 2021.

  1. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    So there is this information today:

    Canada 5 cent (1922-1981) = $0.0882278 of Nickel (as of right now)

    Time to nickel search in the northern US states to get these sweet, sweet pure nickel coins for face value.

    Anyone else save these (or any of the pure nickel world coins) for fun and 'just in case'?

    Also, anyone in MI, Upstate NY, ME, NH and VT save me some from circulation.

    ;):)
     
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  3. Numiser

    Numiser Well-Known Member

    I have a few of those.

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  4. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    What years you looking for? I'll check these when i have a few minutes and mail you what I've got.
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  5. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    1922-1981 (except for Tombacs).

    For free?

    Thank you!

    ;)
     
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  6. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    I am get them in change from time to time but that’s about it.
     
  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    I live in Maine.
    I find plenty of Canadian coins!!
     
  8. leAurenard

    leAurenard New Member

    Thanks for the 'heads-up', Mr. Flute. My wife is Canadian (now dual citizenship) and for years keeps a little 'stash' of Canadian currency to facilitate traveling there to visit kin. I asked if she had any nickels. She dug into her stash and gave me a handful. I culled 21 (1965 to 1981) bright, shinny, 99.9% nickel, beaver back, 5 cents'ers out of the bunch. So, that gives me $1.89 (US) worth of nickel. :)
     
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  9. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    I didn't know you replied to me!
    I found 22 within that range. I'm new to all this coin stuff, so i wouldn't be averse to a swap, but I'll send them out anyway, if you're not down to trade. Let me know.
     
  10. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    No problem. You keep them and enjoy some (theoretical) automatic profit. :)
     
  11. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    So i pulled 22 of these, in this date range, and this guy doesn't want them. Yes, i mentioned a swap, shame on me, but i really couldn't care less about gaining anything from these. Anybody want a few? I'll send out multiple packs of 3 each, can send out 7 first class postage envelopes for like 58 cents each, or something like that. Easy stuff. PM me your address, and I'll mail as soon as i can, first come, first serve.
    Call me daft for not being able to tell if the OP was a joke. I saw an opportunity to help, that's all.
     
  12. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    I've lived in NH 5 years and even go up north and I rarely see any Canadian coins in change.
     
  13. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Update: These nickel CAD 5 cent coins are up to 9.5 cents in metal 'value'.

    1955 - 1981 Nickel $0.05 $0.095066 (Nickel $9.5942/lb [​IMG] 0.3311)

    Cool.
     
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  14. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Update as of right now:

    [​IMG] 1955 - 1981 Nickel $0.05 $0.1002363
     
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  15. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    98DA22C3-75FA-4770-9C10-1F1316963523.jpeg 469B5791-B6E1-4F1F-9B8F-9294A9698EEE.jpeg I saved the Canadian nickel 5 cents by the roll. Did some CRH at home in Syracuse NY a few years ago. I’ll put together a set when I get back from Florida in the spring. For now here’s one for your enjoyment
     
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  16. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    No
    Melting point of
    2,651°F
    1,455°C
     
  17. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    What's your point?
     
  18. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    I live in Northeast Ohio. I used to see Canadian coins, especially cents, fairly often. But I haven't seen any Canadian coins of any kind in small change in several years. You would think that all the tourists that come to Put-In-Bay, Cedar Point, Port Clinton, etc. would spend their Canadian change but I guess not.
     
  19. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    His point is that nickel is a very hard metal and not easy to melt compared to other PMs. It's not easy to work with from what I understand. He's saying that nickel won't be the next sleeper bullion for those reasons.
     
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  20. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    It's 99.9% pure...no need to melt it! lol
     
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  21. JTL

    JTL Member

    I live in a state bordering Canada. Used to see Canadian nickels regularly. Nowadays, seems like most of the ones I come across are the new crummy plated steel ones. I keep all the older pure nickel ones I come across…I thought I heard the Canadian government has pulled all the old nickel alloy coins from circulation. Is this true? Did Canadians begin hoarding the old nickel alloy coins when this happened?
     
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