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pre 1964 coin question

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by kalifornia, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. kalifornia


    Jul 25, 2010
    why did the 10 cent coin weight less than the 5 cent coin, anyone know?
  2. Are you asking why they made the coin with more value smaller then the one of lesser value?

  3. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Oct 16, 2008
    Missouri, East of KC
    10-cent coin = 90% silver

    5-cent coin = made of nickel, not silver

    Way way back the 5-cent coin (half disme) was silver and was pretty small.
    The silver 3-cent coin was even smaller

    then they started using nickel for the 3-cent coins, and later the 5-cent coins. Since nickel was cheaper, the coin had to be larger to be worth the face value of the coin.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012