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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

68.867
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)

Rank Set Name % Complete %FS GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 F.I.B. Collection 2016 100.00% 75.00% 66.16 66.16 66.16
2 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties 2008 2009 91.67% 72.73% 67.10 67.12 61.16
3 Key West Collection 75.00% 77.78% 66.44 66.44 48.72
4 IslandBob's Complete War Nickel Set 75.00% 61.11% 66.39 66.39 48.69
5 KCV Var cir War (42-45) 70.83% 76.47% 66.68 66.68 44.46

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %FS GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 F.I.B. Collection 2016 100.00% 75.00% 66.16 66.16 66.16
2 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties 2008 2009 91.67% 72.73% 67.10 67.12 61.16
3 Key West Collection 75.00% 77.78% 66.44 66.44 48.72
4 IslandBob's Complete War Nickel Set 75.00% 61.11% 66.39 66.39 48.69
5 KCV Var cir War (42-45) 70.83% 76.47% 66.68 66.68 44.46
6 coachcubs 66.67% 31.25% 65.86 65.86 40.98
7 Jim's Jeffs 66.67% 68.75% 65.21 65.21 40.58
8 Silver Nickel Variety Set Aspie-Rocco 50.00% 41.67% 65.74 65.74 33.60
9 ErasmusHall 58.33% 92.86% 67.50 67.50 33.00
10 The Jeux Sans Frontières Jefferson Collection - FS War Complete Var Set 58.33% 78.57% 66.91 66.91 32.71
11 Martin's Collection 58.33% 92.86% 66.73 66.73 32.62
12 Dr. EJC FS except one War Nickels 58.33% 92.86% 66.41 66.41 32.47
13 drbob999 58.33% 78.57% 66.14 66.14 32.33
14 wreid 58.33% 42.86% 66.02 66.02 32.28
15 tmeyer60 58.33% 14.29% 65.95 65.95 32.24
16 Dale Schuler 54.17% 84.62% 64.89 64.89 27.40
17 larrynj 50.00% 100.00% 67.19 67.19 23.89
18 Steve's Set 50.00% 8.33% 67.06 67.06 23.84
19 lostmountainman 54.17% 38.46% 55.00 55.00 23.22
20 shsusa-Jeff5FSWarCompVarCirc1942-5 50.00% 41.67% 63.88 63.88 22.71

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