War Time Nickels were made of 35% Silver Bullion between 1942-1945 to conserve precious nickel for the war effort.
Purchasing Jefferson War-Time Nickels offers our shrewd silver bullion investors an extremely cost effective way to add to their silver holdings at $3 BELOW MELT per ounce while at the same time acquiring United States legal tender coins. Our 4000-piece bag of Jefferson War Nickels from 1942 - 1945 contain a total of OVER 225 Troy ounces of pure silver! You might also consider our more modest 20-piece unit of war-time nickels that still contains an impressive 1.124 Troy ounces of silver. The Jefferson Nickel from these dates represents one of the last times in U.S. history that coinage designed for circulation contained its value in precious metals. Therefore, these widely circulated coins represent investment specimens for their bullion value, and a very wise investment, indeed. In order to replace the nickel alloy being requisitioned by the military for the war efforts of World War II, the U.S. Mint unveiled a new compositional alloy for its 1942 nickels - 56 percent copper, 35 percent silver and 9 percent manganese - and the Wartime Nickel was born. The combination of silver bullion and copper alloy makes these coins valuable for their precious metal content, regardless of their condition.
The obverse (front) of the Jefferson war time Nickel features the now-iconic, left-facing profile of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States. This sculpture was inspired by a very noble bust sculpted in marble during Jefferson’s life by famed sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon. The reverse side features Jefferson’s beloved estate of Monticello in Virginia in a slightly elevated position on the field. All three U.S. mints produced huge quantities of these nickels until 1954. Their unusually large mint marks make these coins unique, and mint mark can be located on the reverse side above Monticello under the motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” The words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “FIVE CENTS” also appear on the reverse side. The coin’s date can be found the obverse side of each nickel. We are pleased to be able to offer you this extremely cost-effective way to purchase silver and copper bullion. Please browse each product description, and by using our secure on-line ordering system, you’ll be enjoying your war nickels in no time. You will also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made a very wise bullion purchase at just dollars below melt price.
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