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Jefferson War Nickel 1942-1945


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War Nickel 1942-1945

 

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1943S MS64 obv by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

 

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1943S MS64 rev by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

 

 

During WWII, nickel needed for the war effort. During this period from 1942-1945, nickel was removed from our nickels and they were made from an alloy of copper (56%), silver (35%) and manganese (9%). A large mint mark was placed on the reverse to signify the metal change.The above war nickel is toned.

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We need a good war nickel portrait to update this post in the Virtual Museum. Anyone have one they'd like to donate?

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