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Have you seen the new nickels?

They are like parking tokens. A new low for the united states in currency debasement. This signals to me that they are getting ready to really debase the currency.

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Penny & Nickel, so long. It's been good to know ya.

Woody Guthrie - So long it's been good to know you 4 minutes. 1¢ & 5¢.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Play money? Parking tokens?

WTF are people talking about? Monticello on the back has not changed with the exception of some special ones sprinkled here and there in 2004 and 2005 that were about the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark, a Buffalo, and some other Lewis and Clark thing with the ocean. Jefferson is just a more frontal view now and not your typical cameo side shot. Those have been out since 2006 so it's nothing new. The content and weight has been the same since the nickel existed, except the four years they made silver War Nickels.

Everyone is quoting the 2011 prices to mint the penny and the nickel of 2.41¢ and 11.18¢, respectively. In 2012 the cost went down to 2.00¢ and 10.09¢, respectively.

They are removing nickels and pennies from circulation. In 2014 they might also remove the dime. Pennies and nickels are overdue. Dimes is a bad sign.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

Hey, I saw a new 5 cent piece,

its a 6 inch long piece of green paper with a ONE on it, like a FRN called a dollar bill. Oh, I'm sorry, I was going by the actual value of the one dollar bill. My bad, my bad.

Are they federalizing Chucky

Are they federalizing Chucky Cheese? The newly minted coins appear to be game tokens.

I have done the searches also

I can't find anything. I thought I saw an article back in Dec. about new nickels. I have a 2012 nickel and it does not feel near as heavy as earlier nickels. Have they reduced the 75% copper and 25% nickel ratio or changed it.

Here's the pics...


2012 "Return to Monticello" Nickel

Designer: Jamie Franki
Engraver: Donna Weaver
Description: bears a new image of President Thomas Jefferson based on the Rembrandt Peale painting of 1800
Designer: Felix Schlag
Engraver: Felix Schlag
Description: restored 1938 design of President Jefferson's Virginia home of Monticello.
Obverse: [Hi-Res Image : 805 KB]
Reverse: [Hi-Res Image : 693 KB]

Obverse: [Hi-Res Image : 569 KB]
Reverse: [Hi-Res Image : 527 KB]

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Parking tokens is right. This is play money.

In an effort to save cost.

Due to inflation the real cost to mint one nickel is 17 trillion dollars, therfore the new nickel will be made out of digits. Yes right out of thin air as computer digits. And get this it wont be issued into circulation as money, but as a COMPOUNDING DEBT.

Government dont worry you get the money, and the debt well we will just tax it from the peoples.


I just bought ...

$160,131,001,000,000.00 Zimbabwe discontinued dollars on Ebay to teach my children what it means to debase a currency!

That's one hundred and sixty TRILLION, one hundred and thirty one BILLION, one MILLION "dollars" ...

I bought denominations of ...

$100,000,000,000,000 ONE HUNDRED TRILLION

...all for $34 US dollars ... I know ... I overpaid! But it's a good "homeschool" lesson in economics!

pretty soon

you'll be able to teach them the same lesson with US paper money.

Might as well...

Throw in a lesson on place value.


...that's a LOT of zeros!!! ;)

here give them a lesson


I pulled one out of my wallet yesterday at the grocery store and I thought it was fake coin. Fortunately, the cashier recognized it as a legitimate nickel. It is made out of tin foil?

No, I haven't.

Last I heard there weren't going to be any more nickels or pennies...

I can't tell what you're on about, it sounds kind of crazy. You are mad because you don't like the new design? Or what?

At least share a picture...Googling "new nickel 2013" yields no results.

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us mint online catalog

as 2013 birth set (gift)


Sad aye...

Yep. It's like some Keynesian crook looked in his pocket and said: "WTF! We're still letting these slaves handle real money? Quick. Start making these nickles out of dog crap."

(Which isn't really fair to say, because even dog crap has value, just less than nickle. Bit[ch] coin would be a more appropriate currency for slaves.)

Nickels are actually the only U.S. coin that HASN'T been debased

...yet. Which is not to say they're not uglier than they used to be...

US Nickel is the last remnant of common circulating coin money.

US Nickel @ 25% nickel & 75% copper is the last common circulating coin money that is still worth its weight. Worth its weight in metal. Other coins are tokens or collector item. Worth vs denomination ore vastly different.

Our world is awash with paper currency.... Liquidity.

Our lowly Nickel is the last remnant that you can save without fee or commission.... worth its weight in metal.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

CNN Money has a photo of a penny & a blurry nickel.

Odd & Odder 1¢ & 5¢

...Cheaper Pennies & Nickels By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney February 21, 2012

Treasury is looking at changing the mix of metals used to make pennies and nickels in a cost-savings effort.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The U.S. Mint is facing a problem -- especially during these penny-pinching times. It turns out it costs more to make pennies and nickels than the coins are worth.
And because of that, the Obama administration this week asked Congress for permission to change the mix of metal that goes to make pennies and nickels, an expensive recipe that has remained unchanged for more than 30 years.

To be precise, it cost 2.4 cents to make one penny in 2011 and about 11.2 cents for each nickel.
Given the number of coins that the mint produces -- 4.3 billion pennies and 914 million nickels last year alone, those costs add up pretty quickly: a little more than $100 million for each coin.
But even though Treasury has been studying new metals since 2010, it has yet to come up with a workable mix that would definitely be cheaper, and it has no details yet as to what metals should be used or how much it would save to do so.
- See more at: http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/15/news/economy/pennies_nickels...

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

"But even though Treasury has

"But even though Treasury has been studying new metals since 2010, it has yet to come up with a workable mix that would definitely be cheaper,..."
And nor will it. With the dollar not tied down to much and inflation continuing to increase, it will only get more expensive.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

can you post a link to a

photo? A google search doesn't bring up anything relevant.

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yeah because this thread is