MilesTeg: There is a Pawn Stars joke in here somewhere.
ApeShaft: That nickel must be huuuge!/Using Foxnews logic
flaminio: Numismatic rage. It is not a "nickel" nor a "silver nickel". It is a half disme (the "s" was later dropped, so "half dime" would also be acceptable), and had a value of 5c. Just because it's five cents doesn't make it a nickel -- those are specifically the larger coins with a copper-nickel composition, first circulated about 75 years after this coin.
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