Canadian Nickel Melt Value Calculator

How Much is the Metal in Your Canadian Nickels Worth?

Intrinsic Nickel Value Based on Current Metal Price

The Canadian Nickel Melt Value Calculator can be used to figure the total base metal value and content for any of the Canadian nickels displayed below. This calculator excludes the low melt value steel composition nickels that are currently being minted, as well as any plated-steel nickels issued during wartime. The nickel calculator only determines the metallic melt value of your nickels, but not any numismatic (collector) value.

You can use the Canadian nickel melt value calculator to find out how much the nickel, copper and/or zinc metals in your non-steel five cent Canadian nickels is worth. (Instructions Below)

You might also try one of the other calculators from the drop-down menu above. For the melt value of U.S. nickels, use the U.S. Nickel Melt Value Calculator. There is also a Canadian Copper Penny Melt Value Calculator, and for Canadian junk silver coins, the Canadian Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator.

Number of Nickels:
99.9% Nickel Composition:
George V Nickel 1922-1936   George V Nickel
(99.9% Nickel, Round)
George VI Nickel (99.9% Nickel, Round) 1937-1942   George VI Nickel
(99.9% Nickel, Round)
 *
Tombac(88% Copper, 12% Zinc) Composition:
George VI Tombac Nickel 1942-1943   George VI Tombac Nickel
(88% Copper, 12% Zinc, 12‑Sided)
 *
99.9% Nickel Composition:
George VI Nickel (99.9% Nickel, 12-Sided) 1946-1951   George VI Nickel
(99.9% Nickel, 12‑Sided)
 **
Elizabeth II Nickel (99.9% Nickel, 1st Portrait, 12-Sided) 1955-1962   Elizabeth II Nickel
(99.9% Nickel, 1st Portrait, 12‑Sided)
Elizabeth II Nickel (99.9% Nickel, 1st Portrait, Round) 1963-1964   Elizabeth II Nickel
(99.9% Nickel, 1st Portrait, Round)
Elizabeth II Nickel (99.9% Nickel, 2nd Portrait) 1965-1981   Elizabeth II Nickel
(99.9% Nickel, 2nd Portrait, Round)
Cupronickel(75% Copper, 25% Nickel) Composition:
Elizabeth II Nickel (Cupronickel, 2nd Portrait) 1982-1989   Elizabeth II Nickel
(75% Copper, 25% Nickel, 2nd Portrait, Round)
Elizabeth II Nickel (Cupronickel, 3rd Portrait) 1990-1999   Elizabeth II Nickel
(75% Copper, 25% Nickel, 3rd Portrait, Round)
Metal Prices:
Nickel:  /lb
Copper:  /lb
Zinc:  /lb
Metals Spot Price Last Updated on Server:
Currency:
Price Spread:   %
Amount of Wear:   %

Total Metal Value:

Breakdown Totals by Metal
Metal Nickel   Copper   Zinc
Value:    
Ounces:     
Pounds:     
Grams:    
Kilos:    

Price Spread
Bid Price: 
Ask Price: 
Resultant values will be rounded to two or more decimal places depending on length.
Calculator does not include any chrome plated steel nickels issued from 1944-1945 or from 1951-1954, due to the low intrinsic melt value of steel coins.
* Two types of nickels were minted in 1942. Both the 99.9% nickel composition, and the tombac(88% copper, 12% zinc) World War II issue nickels.
** Two types of nickels were minted in 1951. Both the 99.9% nickel composition, and the chrome plated steel Korean War issue nickels.

How to use the Canadian Nickel Melt Value Calculator.

Enter the total quantity of nickels for each type of Canadian nickel in the entire coin lot. Enter your numbers in the corresponding text boxes to the right of each nickel description (blue link). As an alternative, you can simply click on the nickel's picture, or its link, to increase the value in its text box by 1. The calculator will automatically update the Total Metal Value (in red), whenever a change is made to the number of nickels.

The Total Metal Value is tallied based on the U.S. Dollar amount displayed in the Nickel, Copper and Zinc price text boxes. You could also select Canadian Dollars or one of the other major world currencies available in the drop-down menu located underneath the prices. The default metal prices are updated frequently during normal trading hours. The metal prices can be adjusted to represent how much you would be willing to pay per pound for the metal contained in any stockpile of Canadian nickels. This will help you in finding the maximum bid you could enter for an online Canadian nickel auction.

In addition to the Total Metal Value (in red), the Canadian nickel calculator will also figure a Bid and Ask price based on the value displayed in the Price Spread text box. This value defaults to 5%, but can be changed if you wish. The metal Bid and Ask prices are shown in the lower tier of the results box, for those who have an interest in them.

The Canadian nickel calculator shows the total metal value and total metal content derived from the amount of nickel, copper and/or zinc contained in uncirculated Canadian nickels that have no wear. If your nickels have some wear due to circulation, they will not contain as much metal. You could insert a percentage of that wear in the "Amount of Wear" text box. An amount larger than the default of 0 (zero), will reduce the total metal value and total metal weight results accordingly.

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