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

Number of
Required Items
24
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.878
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% 93.75% 67.66 R 67.77 67.77
2 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties 2008 2009 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 70.83% 66.97 66.99 66.99
3 KCV Var cir War (42-45) 95.83% 69.57% 66.62 66.78 63.81
4 Silver Nickel Variety Set Aspie-Rocco 95.83% 60.87% 65.81 65.81 62.89
5 M J HESS Collections 95.83% 60.87% 65.58 65.58 62.67

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete % FS GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Rayovacs War Nickels w/varieties 2008 2009 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 70.83% 66.97 66.99 66.99
2 KCV Var cir War (42-45) 95.83% 69.57% 66.62 66.78 63.81
3 Silver Nickel Variety Set Aspie-Rocco 95.83% 60.87% 65.81 65.81 62.89
4 M J HESS Collections 95.83% 60.87% 65.58 65.58 62.67
5 IslandBob's Complete War Nickel Set 95.83% 65.22% 63.84 63.84 61.00
6 Key West Collection 87.50% 80.95% 66.82 66.87 57.96
7 D. L. Hansen 79.17% 84.21% 67.59 67.90 52.81
8 lostmountainman 79.17% 63.16% 64.39 64.39 50.08
9 Jim's Jeffs 70.83% 64.71% 65.20 65.20 43.47
10 Dale Schuler 70.83% 70.59% 65.14 65.14 41.98
11 coachcubs 66.67% 31.25% 65.86 65.86 40.98
12 Jesh 75.00% 61.11% 66.57 66.61 39.97
13 The Jeux Sans Frontières Jefferson Collection - FS War Complete Var Set 66.67% 68.75% 66.44 66.44 39.87
14 Ike's War Nickel Variety Set 70.83% 94.12% 67.52 67.56 39.03
15 wreid 54.17% 38.46% 65.92 65.92 35.16
16 Martin's Collection 58.33% 92.86% 66.84 66.84 32.68
17 Robert N Lockey 58.33% 85.71% 66.64 66.64 32.58
18 drbob999 58.33% 78.57% 66.14 66.14 32.33
19 tmeyer60 58.33% 21.43% 66.00 66.00 32.27
20 larrynj 50.00% 100.00% 67.19 67.19 23.89

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