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1942 – 1945 Silver Jefferson Nickel Value (United States)

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U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: $0.05 Obverse Image: Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.
Reverse Image: Monticello, Jefferson’s mountaintop home in Virgina.
Metal Composition: 35% silver, 56% copper, 9% manganese Total Weight: 5.00 grams Comments: World War II prompted the rationing of many commodities. Nickel was highly valued for use in armor plating, and Congress ordered the removal of this metal from the five-cent piece, effective October 8, 1942. From that date, and lasting through the end of 1945, five-cent pieces bore the regular design but were minted from an alloy of copper, silver and manganese. It was anticipated that these emergency coins would be withdrawn from circulation after the war, so a prominent distinguishing feature was added. Coins from all three mints bore very large mintmarks above the dome of Monticello, and the letter ‘P’ was used as a mintmark for the first time on a U. S. coin.

The “Year” column lists the year and mint mark on the coin — D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The “Mintage” column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The “Numismatic Value Range” column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition).
YearMintageNumismatic Value Range
1942 P57,873,000$1.25 – $95.00
1942 S32,900,000$1.25 – $150.00
1943 P271,165,000$1.10 – $120.00
1943 D15,294,000$1.25 – $1100.00
1943 S104,060,000$1.25 – $200.00
1943/2 Punknown$30.00 – $1265.00
1944 P119,150,000$1.25 – $500.00
1944 D32,309,000$1.25 – $300.00
1944 S21,640,000$1.25 – $900.00
1945 P119,408,100$1.00 – $300.00
1945 D37,158,000$1.25 – $500.00
1945 S58,939,000$1.25 – $400.00
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