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Copper-Nickel vs. Cupronickel

JesseKraftJesseKraft Posts: 414 ✭✭✭✭✭

Which do you prefer?

Jesse C. Kraft, Ph.D.
Resolute Americana Curator of American Numismatics
American Numismatic Society
New York City

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Copper-Nickel vs. Cupronickel

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  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I prefer to write 75Cu25Ni to designate the alloy but that doesn't appear to be used much in numismatics

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  • element159element159 Posts: 493 ✭✭✭
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    I like Oldhoopster's way of describing the alloy more precisely, but otherwise why not make it short so I like to use 'Cu-Ni' which is shorter to write.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,717 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 28, 2021 7:18PM

    This could actually be a can of worms.

    CN Indian Head/FE cents.

    Our "nickel" is actually a CN alloy.

    Most coins we call copper nickel are "clad", layers of copper and CN alloy.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,659 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I have been using Cu-Ni for a long time. Peace Roy

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,479 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hadn't really thought about it but CN works for me.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Just clad for me - as long as it gets the "NOT SILVER" message across I'm good with it!

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