1945-S Jefferson War Nickel Silver Coin - Choice Uncirculated Condition
During World War II, nickel alloys ended up in short supply. To help make up for the shortage, from 1942-45 our standard "Nickel" was struck in a 35% Silver alloy! A total of 11 different "War Nickels" were issued during these years. These coins also have the distinction of being the first to use the "P" (Philadelphia) mint mark. They were also the only Jefferson Nickels to use a large mint mark above the dome of Monticello on the reverse, instead of the normal spot to its right.
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