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

Number of Required Items

11
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

70.682
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.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete %FS GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 High Desert 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 100.00% 69.27 69.82 69.82
2 E.Fisher war nickels 100.00% 100.00% 69.23 69.77 69.77
3 Just having fun! 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 100.00% 100.00% 69.00 R 69.27 69.27
4 Corum Collection 100.00% 100.00% 69.00 69.09 69.09
5 Tim Hergert Collection 100.00% 100.00% 68.77 R 68.95 68.95

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %FS GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 High Desert 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 100.00% 69.27 69.82 69.82
2 E.Fisher war nickels 100.00% 100.00% 69.23 69.77 69.77
3 Corum Collection 100.00% 100.00% 69.00 69.09 69.09
4 The Buckeye Collection 100.00% 90.91% 68.73 68.91 68.91
5 Ray Overby's War Nickel Set 2012 100.00% 100.00% 68.77 68.86 68.86
6 The Black Mountain Collection 100.00% 100.00% 68.82 68.82 68.82
7 CLIFF VERMONT WARTIME NICKELS 100.00% 100.00% 68.73 68.73 68.73
8 The Corso Collection 2003 2012 100.00% 100.00% 68.68 68.68 68.68
9 ErasmusHall 100.00% 100.00% 68.55 68.55 68.55
10 Chesapeake Collection 100.00% 100.00% 68.45 68.45 68.45
10 KCV FS cir WAR (42-45) 100.00% 100.00% 68.45 68.45 68.45
10 IslandBob's War Jeff's 100.00% 100.00% 68.45 68.45 68.45
13 Hot Rod FS "WAR" Nickels 100.00% 100.00% 68.41 68.41 68.41
13 Clackamas War Jeffs 100.00% 100.00% 68.41 68.41 68.41
15 Martin's Collection 100.00% 100.00% 68.18 68.18 68.18
15 vcherry 100.00% 100.00% 68.18 68.18 68.18
15 morgandollar1878 100.00% 100.00% 68.18 68.18 68.18
18 jimblasius 100.00% 100.00% 68.14 68.14 68.14
18 Jesh 100.00% 72.73% 68.14 68.14 68.14
20 The Jeux Sans Frontières Jefferson Collection - CS War Nickels 100.00% 81.82% 68.09 68.09 68.09

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