Due to the military demand for nickel during World War II, the composition of nickel 5c coins in America was changed to an alloy that included 35% silver, beginning in October 1942 and continuing through 1945. All “war nickels” as they are commonly called, have a large mint mark above the dome of Monticello on the reverse of the coin — “P” for Philaelphia, “D” for Denver and “S” for San Francisco. These wartime silver nickels are the only US nickels that have the mint mark above the dome. A 1942 nickel without a mint mark above the dome was produced prior to the alloy change, and contains no silver.   Buying 35% silver wartime Jefferson nickels is an affordable way to start investing in precious metals.

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    35% Silver Wartime Jefferson Nickels – 20 coin lot – SKU #34020

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