The Atlantic City Set of Jefferson War Nickels
1942-P

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: FIVE-CENT PIECES - JEFFERSON
Item Description: 5C 1942 P SILVER
Full Grade: NGC MS 67 6FS
Owner: lehigh96

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: The Atlantic City Set of Jefferson Nickels   Score: 1505
The Atlantic City Set of Jefferson War Nickels   Score: 1505
The Atlantic City Set of Jefferson Nickels (1938-Date)   Score: 1505
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Mintage: 57.9 Million
Full Step Availability: 10%
Population MS67 6FS (NGC Only): 3/0
Date/mm Information: The 1942-P was the first issue of the war time composition of the Jefferson Nickel. The story behind the composition change is well known and will not be discussed here but the composition changed from (75% copper & 25% nickel) to (56% copper-35% Silver-9% Manganese). High quality eye appealing examples are readily available.

Coin Description:
Essentially untoned, this coin has blazing luster and a near perfect strike evidenced by the 6 full steps as well as complete window, door, and column detail on Monticello.

Comments:
Since I have never been able to locate a truly monster toned 1942-P, the pinnacle of technical quality represents the collection. It is worth mentioning that the 1942-P also represents the only proof war nickel ever issued. As a result, 1942-P proofs are very popular. I don't collect proof Jeffersons but I do have one. A simple proof would be too boring, but a 1942-P PF66 CAMEO, well that is a horse of a different color. And with a population of 1/4, an expensive horse!

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