A nickel weighs 5 grams. It is one of the lightest coins, with the half dollar weighing the most out of all American coins at 11.340 grams.
To be a legal tender coin in the U.S., the nickel, which is worth 5 cents in American money, is made up of slightly more than 8 percent nickel, with the balance being made up of copper. The coin features 118 reeds on its edge, and boasts a diameter of 17.91 millimeters. It has a thickness of 1.95 millimeters, which makes it one of the thickest American coins next to the half dollar and dollar coins, including the Presidential coins and the Native American coins.