Complete 11 Coin Set of Wartime Nickels each containing 35% Silver! All coins grade Brilliant Uncirculated and may either be bright white or lightly toned. These coins exhibit a large mint mark over the dome of Monticello. These sets may be housed in a variety of different cases.
- Each coin contains 35% Silver, 56% Copper and 9% Manganese.
- Each set of nickels contains approximately 0.618 oz of Silver.
- These 35% Silver composition nickels were made from 1942 through 1945 as an emergency measure to alleviate the wartime shortage of nickel.
- The mintmark “P” for the Philadelphia mint was used for the first time in American coinage history.
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Pre-1965 35% Silver coins, sometimes referred to as junk Silver or scrap Silver, are a great way to start your Silver investments. These Silver coins were pulled from circulation with the introduction of copper/nickel clad coins and the rising demand of Silver. The public saved them for their 35% Silver content as a rainy day fund they can fall back on.