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About This Set: The war-time silver nickels are a short, easy, and fun series.

I remember the coins from my childhood when they circulated freely. Back then, in the early fifties, I enjoyed the Jefferson nickels as a series -- and I could afford to collect them out of circulation.

These war-time silver nickels were especially interesting coins: They were the only silver 5 cent pieces in circulation ... the only "P" mint mark ... and the only mint marks that were so large and prominent. Fun coins and I found it easy to complete a collection in choice unc right out of pocket change.

Later, as an adult, I started collecting the Jeff nickels again. Of course, I checked my childhood collection, and there wasn't a single full-stepper among the lot.

Still, today, the war-time nickels are all readily available as full steppers in MS 66; and most of them are pretty easy in MS 67 full steps. A few of the dates -- such as the 1944-P; 1945-P; and 1945-S -- are MUCH harder in MS67 Full Steps. Only a handful of these dates have been slabbed.

And the war-time MS 68 full steppers are even harder yet!

I would never have been able to build such a quality collection, including the MS 68s, without Mitch Spivack's (Mr. Wondercoin's) help. He made this #1 collection possible. Thank you so much, Mitch!

I intend to post the rest of my Jefferson nickels shortly. I really zonk on these coins and intend to continue improving both the war-time and the complete 1938-'64 and 1965-date collections whenever I can. Please feel free to e-mail me through Mitch if you think you have any Jefferson nickels which might improve my collection.

And if you're a type collector or fellow Jefferson Nickel enthusiast, I have some sensational duplicates available for trade. I am just having fun!

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Just having fun!

Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1942-P Type 2 84016 1942-P 5C MS67FS 65 9 659
1942-S 84017 1942-S 5C MS67FS 44 2 442
1943-P 84018 1943-P 5C MS68FS 2 0 20
1943-D 84020 1943-D 5C MS68FS 4 0 40
1943-S 84021 1943-S 5C MS67FS 107 12 10712
1944-P 84022 1944-P 5C MS67FS 25 2 252
1944-D 84023 1944-D 5C MS68FS 4 0 40
1944-S 84024 1944-S 5C MS67FS 47 6 476
1945-P 84025 1945-P 5C MS67FS 10 2 102
1945-D 84026 1945-D 5C MS67FS 94 23 9423
1945-S 84027 1945-S 5C MS67FS 15 3 153


Amazing Set! I have been thinking about doing this set in 66FS with a couple of the cheap ones in 67FS. It will be nothing compared to yours but it should still turn out nice. :)

Posted @ 6/13/2011 4:44 PM By keyman64

A 44-s Would sure be nice at this point.........

Posted @ 2/13/2010 9:13 PM By 20thTypeGuy


Posted @ 4/29/2008 4:01 PM By chieftokum