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 since 1913.
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 discovered nickel in 1751, but
Nickel plays a key role in daily life; it facilitates food preparation, is used to create mobile phones and medical equipment, and enables power generation, transportation and construction among other trades. Nickel is classified as an alloy, along with iron and chromium. These elements are consider
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.
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.
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.
The element nickel is named after the devil. "Nickel" is an anglicized version of "kupfernickel," which is German for "Old Nick's copper." Old Nick is an archaic German term for Satan.
Nickel is silver white in color when the metal is in its natural form. Nickel compounds express in blue, green and yellow.
There are exactly 20 nickels in a dollar. Each individual nickel is worth 5 cents, and there are 100 cents in a dollar. Since 20 multiplied by 5 is equal to 100, there are 20 nickels per dollar.
It would take 20 million nickels to make $1 million. A United States nickel is worth five cents, so $1 is the equivalent of 20 nickels.