Struck In A Silver Alloy! - First To Use The "P" Mint Mark - Very Good To Extremely Fine Condition
During World War II, nickel alloys became in short supply. To help make up for the shortage, from 1942-45 our standard "Nickel" was struck in a 35% silver alloy! A total of 11 different "War Nickels" were issued. These coins also have the distinction of being the first to use the "P" (Philadelphia) mint mark. They were also the only Jefferson nickels to use a large mint mark above the dome on the reverse instead of the normal spot to the right of Monticello.
Each of the complete sets offered here come housed in a custom holder. Grades can range from very good to extremely fine.