11-pc “Wartime Silver” Nickel Set

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World War II  produced many shortages of materials necessary for the war effort…including  nickel. As a result, in late 1942, the U.S. Gov’t began making nickels out of a new composition: 56%  copper, 35% silver and 9% manganese. These coins are unique in other ways as  well.

They feature the largest mintmark on any U.S. coin,  located above Monticello’s dome on the reverse. “Wartime silver” nickels minted  in Philadelphia are also the only U.S. coins minted prior to 1979 to bear a “P”  mintmark. This 11-pc set includes every date and mintmark that was issued: Philadelphia, Denver and San  Francisco. Each coin is in Fine or better condition.  Comes packaged in a deluxe display frame with  Certificate of Authenticity.

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