The Old Time Wooden Nickel Company is filled with rich history and antiques despite the small size. It is also known as the world’s largest and oldest company that makes nickels in all of America, spanning over 70 years of existence.

It has achieved meaningful contributions to our society by serving soldiers and their families since 2002. It is also the oldest continuously operating wooden nickel producer in America. It started in 1948. It began by selling magic tricks and novelty items.

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Old Time Wooden Nickel Company highlights

The company features a 13 feet and 4 inches wide wooden nickel, which is also the largest kind in the world. The object is 5.5 inches thick and weighs over 2,500 pounds.

Old Time Wooden Nickel Company museum also possesses over 4,000 unique designs of wooden custom nickels and is still producing today. You can find varieties in the form of faces, animals, and any other modern style.

Good to know when visiting Old Time Wooden Nickel Company

The museum has easy access for visitors to take pictures and explore the exciting world of nickels. Parts of the museum are closed for renovations.

The cost of entry is free. The company is a commercial business and requires a private request for admission. There are some hospitable hotels near the museum-like Hotel Emma and Holiday Inn Express if you wish to stay nearby when you visit the museum.

Old Time Wooden Nickel Company

Location: 345 Old Austin Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA

Open: Monday–Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed Friday–Sunday)

Phone: +1 210-822-0552