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silverbull
12-24-2010, 06:07 AM
Any thoughts on buying .999 fine NICKEL in 1oz, 5oz or 10oz Troy?

OR does anyone know of a GOOD source to purchase quality 1/2 lb AV or 1lb AV .999 fine NICKEL Bars?

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Carpenter
12-24-2010, 06:12 AM
What would be the disadvantage of buying US nickles by the box?

They can be purchased from the bank for less than spot, and if nickel prices fall they will still be worth your initial investment.

07Silverado
12-24-2010, 07:36 AM
What would be the disadvantage of buying US nickles by the box?

They can be purchased from the bank for less than spot, and if nickel prices fall they will still be worth your initial investment.

Mostly saving copper there. But you're right, it's a better deal.

Carpenter
12-24-2010, 07:47 AM
Mostly saving copper there. But you're right, it's a better deal.

Dang, I thought there was more nickle in them.:o

I'm gonna' quit sorting pennies, and move to the quiniela bet.
It'll be easier all the way around.

Greenback
12-24-2010, 08:09 AM
I think as long as you can go down to the bank and buy as much nickel as you want that would be the better bet. More reconizable and cheaper, but I believe soon the nickel will be no more and when you can't find them in circulation in large numbers that would be the time to buy bars.

Copperhead
12-24-2010, 08:35 AM
Good replies to this thread. A U.S. nickel has 25% nickel and 75% copper. A similar 30%/70% cupronickel alloy is used in marine industrial applications.

If I wanted pure .999 nickel I would buy .999 Canadian nickels instead. (Not all Canadian nickels are .999 though) They are hallmarked by the Canadian government as being pure. Plus you can get them cheaper than bars.

wacky_package
12-24-2010, 09:37 AM
Good replies to this thread. A U.S. nickel has 25% nickel and 75% copper. A similar 30%/70% cupronickel alloy is used in marine industrial applications.

If I wanted pure .999 nickel I would buy .999 Canadian nickels instead. (Not all Canadian nickels are .999 though) They are hallmarked by the Canadian government as being pure. Plus you can get them cheaper than bars.

All Canadian nickels 1981 and earlier are .999 pure nickel, and each is exactly 1/100 of a pound, they're like little fractional ingots. Good luck finding them in change, the mint up here has been pulling and melting them down for a few years.

Carpenter
12-24-2010, 09:42 AM
All Canadian nickels 1981 and earlier are .999 pure nickel, and each is exactly 1/100 of a pound, they're like little fractional ingots. Good luck finding them in change, the mint up here has been pulling and melting them down for a few years.

It would be an easy search with a magnet.

wacky_package
12-24-2010, 10:02 AM
It would be an easy search with a magnet.

I hand-searched boxes from the bank about 3 or 4 years ago, found only 15-20% back then, stopped when the percentage fell under 10%. Now I find maybe 1 or 2 a week in my change, they're essentially gone. Hoping long term some numismatical value might accrue.

97guns
12-24-2010, 10:31 AM
i like us nickels, ive been stacking them instead of pennies because i got tired of hand sorting. i think ive got 12 boxes so far, looking to at least double up before i call it a day.

mtl wrkr
12-24-2010, 11:26 AM
their are nickel alloy materials that contain up to 95% or more nickel. brand names are inconel, hastelloy, and monel to name a few

solv925
12-25-2010, 11:29 AM
I see the nickel voyageur dollars here in canada selling for around 45 dollars for 30!You can get the whole set cheap....pure nickel....nobody ever liked using those either so finding a well circulated example is rare.