Number of Required Coins : 16

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 70.655

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Today, with the value of silver what it is, it seems strange that it would have been substituted for nickel in the five cent piece, but nickel was apparently a more critical war material. This is a short and easy set to complete, even in high grade (MS67-68). But it remains an interesting set to remember the time when the value of silver was so low that 1/20 ounce could be put into a nickel. Today, the silver value of a "War Nickel" is around one dollar. If the five major varieties are included, there are a few tougher coins to locate such as the 1943/2-P, the 1943 Doubled Eye and the various Doubled Die Reverses found on the 1945-P.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing. This set is a work in progress. As new varieties are graded, they may be added to the set.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% Complete%FSWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Tim Hergert Collection + Varieties Click to view Set Images 100.00%93.75%
Retired on 3/21/2014
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 69.202
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 69.202
69.87
69.87
2 Steve Strom Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%93.75% 68.89 68.89
3 The Corso Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%81.25% 68.17 68.17
4 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties Click to Contact Owner 100.00%81.25% 67.81 67.81
5 KCV Var cir War (42-45) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%81.25% 67.63 67.63
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Current Finest
RankCollection% Complete%FSWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Steve Strom Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%93.75% 68.89 68.89
2 The Corso Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%81.25% 68.17 68.17
3 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties Click to Contact Owner 100.00%81.25% 67.81 67.81
4 KCV Var cir War (42-45) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%81.25% 67.63 67.63
5 coachcubs 100.00%31.25% 66.14 66.14
6 Jim's Jeffs Click to view Set Images 100.00%68.75% 65.79 65.79
7 ErasmusHall Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.50%92.86% 68.12 55.14
8 The Jeux Sans Frontières Jefferson Collection - FS War Complete Var Set 87.50%78.57% 67.71 54.81
9 Martin's Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.50%92.86% 67.65 54.76
10 Key West Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.50%85.71% 67.38 54.55
11 Dr. EJC FS except one War Nickels Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.50%92.86% 67.24 54.43
12 drbob999 Click to view Set Images 87.50%78.57% 66.94 54.19
13 wreid Click to view Set Images 87.50%42.86% 66.43 53.77
14 tmeyer60 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.50%14.29% 66.29 53.67
15 Lilhuff's Jefferson War Nickel w/varieties Set Click to Contact Owner 87.50%21.43% 65.06 52.67
16 Dale Schuler Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.25%84.62% 65.81 48.57
17 Clackamas War Jeffs Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 75.00%91.67% 68.35 42.31
18 larrynj Click to Contact Owner 75.00%100.00% 67.88 42.02
19 Steve's Set Click to Contact Owner 75.00%8.33% 67.21 41.61
20 shsusa-Jeff5FSWarCompVarCirc1942-5 75.00%41.67% 65.62 40.62
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