Thomas Jefferson Wartime Nickel Pair

In 1938 the US introduced the new copper nickel 5 cent coin showing Thomas Jefferson. However, as the country entered World War 2 and nickel became a strategic war material, the coin was struck in a copper-silver-manganese alloy between 1942 and 1945. These “war nickels” were also struck with a large P mint mark above the Monticello house, the first and only time this Philadelphia mint mark appeared in this way on a US coin. The aim was to make them easier to identify and withdraw after the war. Although in circulated condition, we have a number of these distinct coins that avoided being scrapped, which we will offer along with one of the regular 1938-2003 coins struck in copper nickel.
Availability: In stock
SKU: FUS8003