How Many Nickels Are Made Each Year?


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The total number of nickels produced in a year can vary widely. The most current figures from 2013 list 1,223,040,000 nickels manufactured. Production normally fluctuates between around two billion at its peak and several hundred million at its lowest.

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How Many Nickels Are Made Each Year?
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The most recent nickels were made in two different U.S. mints. 607,440,000 were made in the Philadelphia mint, whereas 615,600,000 were minted at the Denver mint. The chemical composition and aesthetic design of the nickel have gone through many changes since its inception in 1866. Its face has featured a patriotic shield, the goddess Liberty, an American Indian and Thomas Jefferson.

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