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

Number of
Required Items
24
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
69.433
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 User
1 Steve Strom 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 100.00% 87.50% 67.55 R 67.66 67.66
2 KCV Var cir War (42-45) 100.00% 75.00% 67.16 67.49 67.49
3 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties 2008 2009 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 100.00% 75.00% 66.54 66.54 66.54
4 M J HESS Collections 100.00% 58.33% 65.33 65.33 65.33
5 IslandBob's Complete War Nickel Set 95.83% 65.22% 66.90 66.92 63.94

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete % FS GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 KCV Var cir War (42-45) 100.00% 75.00% 67.16 67.49 67.49
2 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties 2008 2009 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 100.00% 75.00% 66.54 66.54 66.54
3 M J HESS Collections 100.00% 58.33% 65.33 65.33 65.33
4 IslandBob's Complete War Nickel Set 95.83% 65.22% 66.90 66.92 63.94
5 Silver Nickel Variety Set Aspie-Rocco 95.83% 60.87% 65.84 65.84 62.91
6 Dale Schuler 87.50% 66.67% 65.58 65.58 56.83
7 D. L. Hansen UPDATED 83.33% 80.00% 67.49 67.78 55.73
DLH
8 The Jeux Sans Frontières Jefferson Collection - FS War Complete Var Set 83.33% 60.00% 66.09 66.09 54.34
9 lostmountainman 79.17% 63.16% 64.69 64.69 50.31
10 Jim's Jeffs 70.83% 64.71% 65.20 65.20 43.47
11 Jesh 75.00% 61.11% 66.67 66.78 43.03
12 Ike's War Nickel Variety Set 70.83% 94.12% 67.48 67.48 41.99
13 coachcubs 66.67% 31.25% 65.86 65.86 40.98
14 Robert N Lockey 66.67% 81.25% 66.78 66.78 40.07
15 Key West Collection 58.33% 78.57% 66.71 66.71 38.54
16 wreid 54.17% 38.46% 65.92 65.92 35.16
17 drbob999 58.33% 78.57% 66.14 66.14 32.33
18 tmeyer60 58.33% 21.43% 66.00 66.00 32.27
19 Uncle Vinnie Treasure (VPM) 54.17% 7.69% 66.18 66.18 25.00
20 larrynj 50.00% 100.00% 67.19 67.19 23.89

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