There are few circulation coins that are as popular as the US Silver War Nickels minted during World War II. Featuring the traditional design found on most nickels today, the metal content of Silver War Nickels sets them apart from other silver coins produced by the US Mint. Today, you can purchase a 35% US Silver War Nickel from Silver.com in average circulated condition.
During the course of World War II, the United States placed strict limitations on the use of precious metals stateside. Any and all metals and alloys that could be diverted to the war effort were removed from circulation and used to produce tanks, planes, and guns. The 35% US Silver War Nickels contains no nickel because the alloy was removed for use in war production. Each of these nickels contains 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese. The nickels were minted between 1942 and 1945, and were removed from circulation following the war.
On one side of the coin is the left-profile image of President Thomas Jefferson. Engravings include “In God We Trust,” “Liberty,” and the year of minting. On the opposite side is the image of his home at Monticello. Engravings on this side include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” “Monticello,” and a special mint mark on the coin. Located above the dome of Monticello, the US Mint used extra-large mint marks to differentiate the war coins from other nickels and make it easier to remove them from circulation following the war.
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