Released in May 2017 as the first font of the Font of the Month Club, a subscription-based distribution scheme for “distinctive display faces, experimental designs, and exclusive previews of upcoming retail typeface families” by David Jonathan Ross.
“Nickel is a stocky engraver’s alphabet based on the inscription of a 1918 Chinese banknote.” In June 2017, an Open Face was added. In May 2022, Nickel v2 added a lowercase and color fonts. The sample shows Nickel v2 Open Face. See also Nickel Gothic.