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  1. #1
    Farchaus2k

    1942-D Jefferson Nickel

    Quick question. Is the 1942-D Jefferson Nickel a wartime Silver Nickel or not? Found some conflicting information and wanted to know for sure. Thanks and Happy Hunting.

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    Re: 1942-D Jefferson Nickel

    42d is not silver.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  3. #3
    Farchaus2k

    Re: 1942-D Jefferson Nickel

    Too bad. Just out of curiosity why is it not?

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    Re: 1942-D Jefferson Nickel

    the '42D isn't silver but is still a better date Jefferson nickel (mintage: 13,938,000) and certainly worth keeping.

    Only the '42-'45 nic's with the big mint marks above the dome on reverse are silver. They just didn't start minting them with silver until later in '42 so nickel could be used for the war.
    2014 results:
    Dollars ($146 searched): 1 silver Ike ('76S)
    Halves ($81,958 searched): 65 x 90% (17 Bens, 6 Walkers, 1893 commem), 441 x 40% (2 x '68S, '69S, '70D, '76S), 1 x 80% ('64 Canadian), 4 x '82P no FG's, 2 mag. coins
    Nickels ($2500 searched): 21 silver, 14 buffalos ('13 T1, '24, '26, '27, '28, '30S, '36, '36S & 6 nd's), '39S, '05P bison error
    Cents: 7 wheats ('36, '37, '39, '40, 2 x '41, '43 - all coin counter finds)

    Total silver: 90.529 ozs

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    Re: 1942-D Jefferson Nickel

    Based upon my redbook, it gives me this info:

    1942(philly): 49,789,000 minted(non-silver)- no mintmark above dome on back
    1942d- 13,938,000 non-silver(no mint mark above dome on back)... need this one for my collection
    WARTIME NICKELS...(silver, mintmark above dome on back)
    1942p(57,873,000)
    1942s(32,900,000)

    no 1942d silver war nickels were made. hope this helps.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  6. #6
    Farchaus2k

    Re: 1942-D Jefferson Nickel

    Thank you all for the info. I sincerely appreciate it.

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    Re: 1942-D Jefferson Nickel

    Quote Originally Posted by Farchaus2k
    Thank you all for the info. I sincerely appreciate it.
    As the other poster's have indicated, the sure-fire way to tell a War nickle with silver content is the large mint-mark above the dome of Monticello. A interesting factoid is that the war nickles were the first usage of the "P" mint-mark to indicate mintage in Philadelphia. Previously no mint mark was the indication of Philadelphia mintage.
    They used the large mint mark over the dome so they could identify and later recover the silver nickles, should they have chosen to do that.
    Picking up war nickles is a real treat, wish you well.
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    Re: 1942-D Jefferson Nickel

    Last month I saw a 1942 D Nickel on ebay listed as a war nickel and likely a error coin.
    It was a standard 1942 D in Fine condition except it a large scratch mark across the front. I couldn't figure out why the seller thought this coin could be an error coin or why he thought it was a war nickel. I messaged him and he gave me the run around. He wasn't ignorant, he was a crook.

    Bottom line, buy a red book they cost about $10, it answers most questions. I suggested to the seller after his silly reply, he didn't reply again.

 

 

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