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No, only ferrous metals like iron and steel rust.Nickels are made of 75% copper and 25% nickel, and copper can oxidize to form a green patina (not called rust, ......It is very resistant to corrosion. nickle is used in many different places, because of its ability to resist corrosion. Like most metals, nickel can rust when exposed to excessive water or moisture for long time periods. good-day !

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