Nickel silver is composed of varying amounts of copper, nickel and zinc; in all cases, there is more copper than nickel and zinc. Despite having silver in its name, nickel silver does not have any in its composition. More »

A 1964 Jefferson U.S. nickel has 0 percent silver content. The only widely circulated U.S. coins of the time with significant silver content were quarters and dimes. More »

Nickel silver is an alloy made from 50 to 80 percent copper, 5 to 30 percent nickel, and 10 to 35 percent zinc. Although it is silvery in appearance, it is non-precious and contains no silver. More »

Silver is usually obtained as a by-product of the process of purifying other metals such as copper, lead and zinc. Silver can also be collected from refining gold or from silver ores. It is usually separated from its ore... More »

Items bearing an EPNS marking are made of electroplated nickel silver, an alloy of nickel, copper and zinc covered with a thin layer of pure silver in an electrochemical process. Objects marked EPNS were made after 1840,... More »

Nickel silver is an alloy made from 50 to 80 percent copper, 5 to 30 percent nickel, and 10 to 35 percent zinc. Although it is silvery in appearance, it is non-precious and contains no silver. More »

Gold in its purest form does not leave black or green marks on skin, but the other metals mixed in with gold jewelry, such as copper, nickel and silver, can cause discoloration on skin. Discoloration usually occurs when ... More »