Now here’s something I bet you didn’t know … did you know that an American Nickel isn’t made only of nickel? It isn’t even mostly nickel … Yahoo! News – U.S. Mint Rolls Out New Nickels: “Vending machines will be able to accept the new nickels because their composition ? 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel ? and their size remains the same, Mint officials said”
As it turns out, the same is now true for the Canadian Nickel. It wasn’t always so, though.