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Old 02-01-2009, 01:44 PM
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I didn't think a magnet would stick to nickel, copper or silver but it sticks to all of these.

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Old 02-01-2009, 02:54 PM
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The magnet shouldn't stick to the silver/copper one. Only nickel coins should stick (or steel).

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1968 was the year Canadians minted both 50% silver and nickel coins. So guess your 1968 isn't silver...


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Yep. Nickel is one of the four elements that is magnetic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel

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Ok so why is a USA nickel not attracted to a magnet?
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Probably because it's 75% copper.

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Some more good information, Thanks.

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Here is a photo I took last year. These are all Canadian coins stuck to my earth magnet. The coins not attracted are silver Canadians....Gil
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That must be a Very Powerfull Magnet. And I suspect that the steel coins will not last long in the ground or on a beach. And I doubt if I would ever find one as I usually ignore iron/steel signals.

But with USA nickel composed of 75% copper you would thing they would register higher than they do.

I am going to be doing some test to see where the 99.9% nickel coins show up on my detector
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Thats odd, I've got a 1975 Canadian dime that is 99.9% nickel and on my F5 its all over the board, goes back and forth from iron all the way up to quarter. Good thing I'm not looking for any of that Canadian money
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