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1942-1945 WWII Uncirculated Silver Jefferson Nickel Set

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Overview & Details

1942-1945 WWII Uncirculated Silver Jefferson Nickel Set
Save the nickel for Uncle Sam and save the silver for your collection. Capture a piece of mid-Century American history with this special wartime nickel set. Issued in a special silver alloy to that critical nickel could be redirected for the war effort, these quarters promise to make an intriguing addition to any collection of American coinage.

What You Get

  • 1942 P-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1942 S-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1943 P-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1943 D-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1943 S-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1944 P-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1944 D-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1944 S-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1945 P-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1945 D-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • 1945 S-Mint silver Jefferson nickel
  • Presentation box

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The Key Specs

Coin Grade/Condition: Uncirculated (P and D Mints) or Proof (S Mint)
Mint Mark: Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints
Packaging: Encapsulated

Coin 1

Obverse: Thomas Jefferson
Reverse: Monticello
Composition: 35% silver
Diameter: Approx. 21.2mm (0.83") in diameter
Weight: Approx. 5 grams (0.18 oz.)

The Basics - Box

Measurements: Approx. 8-1/4"L x 5-3/4"W x 3/4"H


Special wartime silver issue
  • Features special silver-issue nickels from all three Mints issued between 1942 and 1945
  • With the entry of the United States into World War II, nickel became a critical war material, and the Mint sought to reduce its use
  • On March 27, 1942, Congress authorized a nickel made of 50% copper and 50% silver, but gave the Mint the authority to vary the proportions, or add other metals, in the public interest 
  • The Mint's greatest concern was finding a nickel-free alloy which would satisfy counterfeit detectors in vending machines
  • The Mint selected an alloy of 56% copper, 35% silver and 9% manganese and began using it as of October 1942
  • To assist with post-war sorting, all "war nickels" were struck with a large Mint mark above Monticello
  • These nickels were the first coins on which the Philadelphia "P" Mint mark appeared

Uncirculated condition (P- and D-Mint coins)
  • These beautiful coins have never been circulated to the public

Proof condition (S-Mint coins)
  • Struck at least twice on highly polished coin blanks to bring out the mirrored background and high-relief images

  • Helps protect your coins' condition during storage and display


1942-1945 WWII Uncirculated Silver Jefferson Nickel Set
19 reviews 3.5 out of 5

Review Breakdown

5 Star
36.84% 7
4 Star
21.05% 4
3 Star
10.53% 2
2 Star
15.79% 3
1 Star
15.79% 3
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  • Great Deal

    Very happy! always a favorite the wwII nickels. These are as advertised!

    djmsandlot, PA
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  • Love this set

    I have been a coin collector for about 15 years and have researched and learned a lot about coins to date. I like this set. Silver uncirculated nickels are not easy to find and especially so of those war years.

    whitecat31, HI
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  • Silver WW11 Jeff. Nickels Unc.

    This is truly an outstanding set - SUPER pleased

    superpapa, AR
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  • War Nickels

    These coins historically are a treasure. The last coin in the set was minted a year prior to my birth. These are great looking coins and I will treasure them.

    spinmaster, MO
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  • great

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    jb619, RI
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