Nickel is widely used in electronics, coinage, chemical reactions and the production of stainless steel. It is frequently used in an alloy form with iron and chromium.
As of 2014, the nickel coin features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States. The reverse depicts Jefferson's Virginia home, Monticello. In 1938, the Jefferson nickel replaced the Indian head or Buffalo nickel design that had been in use sin...
Nickel is not manufactured or synthesized. It is an element with the chemical symbol "Ni" that occurs naturally in ores and minerals. It is also found in the Earth’s crust and occurs as a by-product of cobalt blue production. The Swedish chemist Axel Fredrik Cronstedt d...
Nickel is silver white in color when the metal is in its natural form. Nickel compounds express in blue, green and yellow.
There are 40 nickels in $2. Nickels are valued at 5 cents, and $2 is 200 cents. Therefore, 40 nickels and $2 have the same value.
A 1959 nickel is a coin minted in that year with a face value of five cents. Known as a Jefferson nickel, it features former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson in portrait on the obverse side; his home of Monticello is depicted on the reverse.
Nickel is found in meteorites but also comes from the silicon-burning process in a Type 1a supernova. This happens when a red giant blows off shells of its material to become a white dwarf star. The white dwarf star then collapses in on itself and explodes.