# What do a nickel look like?

## What do a nickel look like?

A nickel is a five-cent coin struck by the United States Mint. Composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel, the piece has been issued since 1866. Its diameter is 0.835 inches (21.21 mm) and its thickness is 0.077 inches (1.95 mm). The silver half dime, equal to five cents, had been issued since the 1790s.

### Which president appeared on a coin while still alive?

Perhaps most notably, Calvin Coolidge appeared with George Washington on the Sesquicentennial commemorative half-dollar coin in 1926, at which time Coolidge was both alive and serving as president of the United States.

#### How many pennies are in 50 cents?

Counting Money

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4 nickels + 2 dimes = 40 cents
20 pennies + 2 dimes = 40 cents
50 pennies = 50 cents
1 quarter + 25 pennies = 50 cents

What are the names of US coins?

Present day United States coins produced for circulation include the penny (1 cent), nickel (5 cent), dime (10 cent), quarter dollar (25 cent), half dollar (50 cent) and dollar coins. United States Coins. Besides the coins now in circulation, there were also half cents, two cent pieces, and three cent pieces.

What are the different US coins?

Today, circulating coins exist in denominations of 1¢ (i.e. 1 cent or \$0.01), 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, and \$1.00. Also minted are bullion (including gold, silver and platinum) and commemorative coins. All of these are produced by the United States Mint.

## What are the names of American coins?

Since that time many different varieties and denominations of United States coins have been produced by the U.S. Mint. Present day United States coins produced for circulation include the penny (1 cent), nickel (5 cent), dime (10 cent), quarter dollar (25 cent), half dollar (50 cent) and dollar coins.

### Where are US coins minted?

U.S. coins are made by the U.S. Mint which is a division of the Department of the Treasury . There are four different U.S. Mint facilities that make coins. They are located in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point (New York). The majority of the coins that the public uses today are made in Philadelphia or Denver.