Friday, September 05, 2014

1942 Nickel

Not the silver version but the plain old copper-nickel one. Because of WWII they stopped making this copper-nickel version of the coin. Nickel was needed to make weapons and ammunition so they temporarily switched to partial silver nickel in 1942.

This was only the fourth year of Jefferson nickel and it was the first coin to need a sudden metal change. Of course they needed to make a minor design change which was to add the mint marks to the top of Monticello. Since this one has no mint mark anywhere it is easily recognized as a copper-nickel version.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States
Year: 1942
Mintage: 24,720,000
Metal: 75% Copper 25% Nickel
Value: $0.15 in F-12

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