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.
1946-S Jefferson Nickel MS65,  1945-D Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66  C40

1946-S Jefferson Nickel MS65, 1945-D Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66 C40

12 $15.05 1h 13m
1942-S JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66

1942-S JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66

12 $12.55 1h 27m
1945-P JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS65

1945-P JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS65

13 $13.00 1h 30m
1945-D, 1946-S, 1948-S Jefferson Nickels NGC MS66  C41

1945-D, 1946-S, 1948-S Jefferson Nickels NGC MS66 C41

12 $24.56 1h 33m
1945-D JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66

1945-D JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66

11 $12.00 1h 34m
1945-S JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66

1945-S JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66

8 $11.00 1h 37m
1944-P 5C JEFFERSON NICKEL  COLOR!  PQ!  MS66 PCGS

1944-P 5C JEFFERSON NICKEL COLOR! PQ! MS66 PCGS

- $95.00 1h 52m
1942 5C Type 1 (Proof) Jefferson Nickel  PCGS PR68

1942 5C Type 1 (Proof) Jefferson Nickel PCGS PR68

- $2,199.00 2h 16m
1942-P 5C Type 2 (Proof) Jefferson Nickel  PCGS PR67

1942-P 5C Type 2 (Proof) Jefferson Nickel PCGS PR67

- $299.00 2h 17m
1942 5C Type 1 (Proof) Jefferson Nickel PCGS PR67 (Ships Free)

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

- $169.00 2h 17m
1944-S Jefferson Nickel 5c MS67 Color PCGS

1944-S Jefferson Nickel 5c MS67 Color PCGS

- $200.00 2h 41m
1944-D Jefferson Nickel 5c MS67 Color PCGS

1944-D Jefferson Nickel 5c MS67 Color PCGS

- $200.00 2h 41m
1942-P Type 2 Jefferson Nickel 5c MS67+ Color PCGS

1942-P Type 2 Jefferson Nickel 5c MS67+ Color PCGS

- $950.00 2h 41m
1943 D Jefferson Nickel MS66 NGC

1943 D Jefferson Nickel MS66 NGC

- $22.00 4h 7m
1945 S Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66

1945 S Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66

- $26.00 4h 11m
1945 D Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67

1945 D Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67

- $100.00 4h 13m
1944 D Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66 5FS

1944 D Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66 5FS

- $46.00 4h 14m
1942-P Silver Wartime Jefferson 5c NGC PF65

1942-P Silver Wartime Jefferson 5c NGC PF65

- $145.00 4h 27m