Scamp's Proofs
5c Jefferson, Silver, 1942





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Item Description: 5C 1942 P SILVER
Full Grade: PCGS PF 66
Owner: scamplaw

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: 20th Century Boy Scout and more   Score: 725
Boy Scout Set   Score: 725
Scamp's 20th proofs no gold   Score: 725
Scamp's Hoard   Score: 725
Scamplaw's Nickels   Score: 725
Scamp's Proofs   Score: 725
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Due to the importance of nickel as a metal to the US military during World War II, the composition of the Jefferson Nickel was changed from a nickel alloy to copper, silver (35%) and manganese in 1942. In addition to the composition being a distinguishing factor, the two types are also easily differentiated by the absence or presence of a large P mintmark above the dome of Monticello. The change came in the middle of the proof run, creating two types of proof for this year. This proof was the last proof nickel until the mint started making proofs again in 1950.

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