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35% Silver War-Time Nickel (1942-1945)
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Highest Bid
$1.43
-19.29%
-$6.08/ounce
Lowest Ask
$1.63
-8.24%
-$2.60/ounce
Description
The 35% Silver War-Time Nickel, minted from 1942 to 1945, was a unique coin produced by the United States Mint during World War II. Due to the shortage of nickel, which was a critical metal for the war effort, the composition of the five-cent coin was changed to a copper-silver alloy containing 35% silver and 65% copper. These coins featured the same design as the regular Jefferson nickel, with the Monticello reverse, but had a distinctive silver-gray color and a slightly different weight and size. The wartime nickels were minted at all three active mints at the time: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco, and can be identified by their respective mint marks. These coins hold historical significance as a testament to the sacrifices made on the home front during the war years and are highly sought after by collectors today.
Material
Silver
Item Weight
0.05625 Troy Ounce
Metal Purity
0.35
Attributes
Numismatic
Features
Random Date
Condition
Pure Qualified
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