Silver War Nickels


During three years of the series, the Jefferson Nickel was struck in a composition of 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese. Interestingly, the new composition eliminated nickel.

The change was made in order to preserve copper and nickel for the war effort. The silver war nickels are identified by the large sized mint mark on the reverse of the coin above Monticello.

Find a selection of the silver nickels certified and graded by PCGS and NGC. This represents a popular subset within the broader series.
1942 5C Type 1 (Proof) Jefferson Nickel PCGS PR67

1942 5C Type 1 (Proof) Jefferson Nickel PCGS PR67

- $135.00 2h 38m
1943-S Jefferson Nickel 5C - PCGS MS67+ Plus Grade - Top Pop - $1, 025 Value!

1943-S Jefferson Nickel 5C - PCGS MS67+ Plus Grade - Top Pop - $1, 025 Value!

- $719.00 3h 16m
1943-P NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #A4797

1943-P NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #A4797

- $33.00 5h 27m
1943-D NGC MS66 5 FULL STEPS Jefferson War Nickel!! #A3224

1943-D NGC MS66 5 FULL STEPS Jefferson War Nickel!! #A3224

- $30.00 5h 27m
1943-D NGC MS66 6 FULL STEPS Jefferson Nickel!! #A3163

1943-D NGC MS66 6 FULL STEPS Jefferson Nickel!! #A3163

- $60.00 5h 27m
1942-P PCGS MS66 TYPE 2 Jefferson Nickel!! #A4842

1942-P PCGS MS66 TYPE 2 Jefferson Nickel!! #A4842

- $22.00 5h 27m
1943-D NGC MS65 6 FULL STEPS Jefferson Nickel!! #A3090

1943-D NGC MS65 6 FULL STEPS Jefferson Nickel!! #A3090

- $30.00 5h 27m
1945-S NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #E0137

1945-S NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #E0137

- $20.00 5h 27m
1942-P PCGS MS66+ TYPE 2 Jefferson Nickel!! #A2569

1942-P PCGS MS66+ TYPE 2 Jefferson Nickel!! #A2569

- $28.00 5h 27m
1942 P Type 2 Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66

1942 P Type 2 Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66

- $29.00 6h 13m
1944 S Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66

1944 S Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66

- $28.00 6h 15m
1942 5c PCGS PR 64 (Type 1) OGH - Jefferson Nickel - Old Green Label Holder

1942 5c PCGS PR 64 (Type 1) OGH - Jefferson Nickel - Old Green Label Holder

- $80.00 6h 43m
1943-S Jefferson Nickel 5c MS67 PCGS

1943-S Jefferson Nickel 5c MS67 PCGS

- $300.00 7h 11m
1943-P NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #A5744

1943-P NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #A5744

- $33.00 7h 57m
1942-P NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #B1586

1942-P NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #B1586

- $30.00 7h 57m
1942-P NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #A2553

1942-P NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #A2553

- $30.00 7h 57m
1943-D NGC MS66 5 FULL STEPS Jefferson War Nickel!! #A2276

1943-D NGC MS66 5 FULL STEPS Jefferson War Nickel!! #A2276

- $30.00 7h 57m
1945-S NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #A2705

1945-S NGC MS66 Jefferson Nickel!! #A2705

- $20.00 7h 57m