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Jefferson Nickels FS War Set Complete Variety Set, Circulation Strikes (1942-1945)

Number of Required Items

24
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.311
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 recognized, they may be added to the set. Likewise, delisted varieties will no longer be required.


All-Time Finest (All Eras) (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete %FS GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties 2008 2009 100.00% 70.83% 66.42 66.44 66.44
2 F.I.B. Collection 2016 100.00% 75.00% 66.16 66.16 66.16
3 IslandBob's Complete War Nickel Set 79.17% 68.42% 66.80 66.80 51.96
4 KCV Var cir War (42-45) 79.17% 73.68% 66.24 66.24 51.52
5 Silver Nickel Variety Set Aspie-Rocco 79.17% 63.16% 66.14 66.14 51.44

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %FS GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties 2008 2009 100.00% 70.83% 66.42 66.44 66.44
2 F.I.B. Collection 2016 100.00% 75.00% 66.16 66.16 66.16
3 IslandBob's Complete War Nickel Set 79.17% 68.42% 66.80 66.80 51.96
4 KCV Var cir War (42-45) 79.17% 73.68% 66.24 66.24 51.52
5 Silver Nickel Variety Set Aspie-Rocco 79.17% 63.16% 66.14 66.14 51.44
6 Key West Collection 75.00% 77.78% 66.44 66.44 48.72
7 coachcubs 66.67% 31.25% 65.86 65.86 40.98
8 Jim's Jeffs 66.67% 68.75% 65.21 65.21 40.58
9 The Jeux Sans Frontières Jefferson Collection - FS War Complete Var Set 62.50% 73.33% 66.75 66.75 35.60
10 wreid 54.17% 38.46% 65.92 65.92 35.16
11 ErasmusHall 58.33% 92.86% 67.57 67.57 33.03
12 Martin's Collection 58.33% 92.86% 66.73 66.73 32.62
13 Dr. EJC FS except one War Nickels 58.33% 92.86% 66.41 66.41 32.47
14 drbob999 58.33% 78.57% 66.14 66.14 32.33
15 tmeyer60 58.33% 21.43% 66.00 66.00 32.27
16 Dale Schuler 54.17% 84.62% 64.89 64.89 27.40
17 Jesh 58.33% 71.43% 67.44 67.50 25.50
18 larrynj 50.00% 100.00% 67.19 67.19 23.89
19 Steve's Set 50.00% 8.33% 67.06 67.06 23.84
20 lostmountainman 54.17% 38.46% 55.00 55.00 23.22

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