What Is a Plug Nickel?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 1:49:56 AM ET
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According to The Phrase Finder, a plugged coin is one that has had part of it removed and then filled with a lower quality metal. Because nickels are already not worth much, a plugged nickel is completely worthless.

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