Beginning in the middle of 1942 and through the end of the Great War, these 5 cent unique silver Wartime Nickels are coins struck in alloy of 35% silver, 56% copper and 9% manganese. 1901 indian head penny. The Jefferson Nickel. Silver War Time Nickels You are purchasing one Silver Nickel Dated between 1942&1945 Silver Melt Value:.98/Each 9-27-19 Grab One While They Last! Look at my reviews and BUY with Confidence! MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: $0.05 Obverse Image: Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the. Find the current Jefferson Nickel values by year, coin varieties, and specific grade.
There are few circulation coins that are as popular as the US Silver War Nickels minted during World War II. Featuring the traditional design found on most nickels today, the metal content of Silver War Nickels sets them apart from other silver coins produced by the US Mint. Today, you can purchase a 35% US Silver War Nickel from Silver.com in average circulated condition.
During the course of World War II, the United States placed strict limitations on the use of precious metals stateside. Any and all metals and alloys that could be diverted to the war effort were removed from circulation and used to produce tanks, planes, and guns. The 35% US Silver War Nickels contains no nickel because the alloy was removed for use in war production. Each of these nickels contains 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese. The nickels were minted between 1942 and 1945, and were removed from circulation following the war.
On one side of the coin is the left-profile image of President Thomas Jefferson. Engravings include “In God We Trust,” “Liberty,” and the year of minting. On the opposite side is the image of his home at Monticello. Engravings on this side include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” “Monticello,” and a special mint mark on the coin. Located above the dome of Monticello, the US Mint used extra-large mint marks to differentiate the war coins from other nickels and make it easier to remove them from circulation following the war.
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The United States war effort during World War II resulted in various important commodities being blocked from use by average Americans. All possible efforts were taken to divert necessary commodities to the production of armament, planes, guns, bullets, and bombs. Among the important commodities the government stockpiled for the war effort was nickel. The 35% Silver War Nickel is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
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- Coins ship to you inside of paper rolls with a total of 20 coins!
- Struck by the US Mint from 1942 to 1945!
- Consists of 1.125 Troy ounces of actual silver content.
- Issued a face value of $.05 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse side of the coins includes the original left-profile portrait of Thomas Jefferson.
- On the reverse face is the image of Monticello, Jefferson’s home in Virginia.
- Possible mint marks include an “S,” “D,” or “P.”
What exactly is a Silver War Nickel? Well, as mentioned above, the United States mandated the stockpiling of nickel in the country to redirect toward the production of armament for tanks and planes. As such, the United States Mint was ordered to remove all nickel from the production of the US five-cent piece. Beginning in late 1942, the US Mint shifted its nickels to a composition of 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese.
The Silver War Nickel was issued by the US Mint from late 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. The coins tend to have a slightly different coloration to them compared to nickels with their namesake metal included in the composition. Additionally, the Silver War Nickels have mint marks on the reverse above the design of Monticello. The Silver War Nickels were issued by the San Francisco Mint, Denver Mint, and Philadelphia Mint, with the latter mint not typically issuing circulation coins with a mint mark. In fact, after the end of Silver War Nickel production, no coin in US circulation featured a “P” mint mark again until 1979.
On the obverse of 35% Silver War Nickels, you’ll find Felix Schlag’s left-profile portrait of Thomas Jefferson. The third President of the United States, Jefferson’s bust has featured on the US nickel since 1938, with Schlag’s design running until 2004.
The reverse of 35% Silver War Nickels includes a design of Jefferson’s home at Monticello. The mint mark is included on this side and Schlag also created this artwork for the nickel in 1938. This design continues in use today.
War Nickels In A Pile
These 35% Silver War Nickels are available to you with a total face value of $1 (USD) through this Silver.com listing. The coins are packaged together with a total of 20 individual coins.
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