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-P SILVER 5c NGC PF 64 1942 P JEFFERSON NICKEL 1942P WAR NICKEL

1942-P SILVER 5c NGC PF 64 1942 P JEFFERSON NICKEL 1942P WAR NICKEL

- $62.99 36m
1942 Jefferson Nickel 5c Type 1 PCGS PR66

1942 Jefferson Nickel 5c Type 1 PCGS PR66

- $84.99 36m
1943-P DBL DIE OBV 5c PCGS MS-66 FS ~ DOUBLED DYE JEFFERSON NICKEL VARIETY

1943-P DBL DIE OBV 5c PCGS MS-66 FS ~ DOUBLED DYE JEFFERSON NICKEL VARIETY

- $2,499.95 54m
Jefferson "War" Nickel - 1943 D - PCGS MS66

Jefferson "War" Nickel - 1943 D - PCGS MS66

- $35.00 57m
1942-P SILVER 5c NGC PROOF DETAILS 1942 P JEFFERSON NICKEL 1942P WAR NICKEL

1942-P SILVER 5c NGC PROOF DETAILS 1942 P JEFFERSON NICKEL 1942P WAR NICKEL

5 $28.00 1h 16m
1943-D JEFFERSON NICKEL,  NGC MS 67 5FS (1798770-003) REGISTRY GRADE!

1943-D JEFFERSON NICKEL, NGC MS 67 5FS (1798770-003) REGISTRY GRADE!

- $195.00 2h 22m
1943-P JEFFERSON "WAR" NICKEL,  NGC MS 67 (311634-068) REGISTRY GRADE!

1943-P JEFFERSON "WAR" NICKEL, NGC MS 67 (311634-068) REGISTRY GRADE!

- $58.00 2h 51m
FULL STEPS 1945-D 5C  NGC MS66 5FS Jefferson Silver War Nickel

FULL STEPS 1945-D 5C NGC MS66 5FS Jefferson Silver War Nickel

- $69.99 5h 46m
1942-D 5c PCGS MS66 - Jefferson Nickel

1942-D 5c PCGS MS66 - Jefferson Nickel

- $80.00 6h 26m
1943-D 5C Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66 FULL STEPS DENVER BUSINESS 18485371

1943-D 5C Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66 FULL STEPS DENVER BUSINESS 18485371

- $43.99 10h 16m
1943-D 5C Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS65 FULL STEPS DENVER BUSINESS 18485337

1943-D 5C Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS65 FULL STEPS DENVER BUSINESS 18485337

- $20.99 10h 16m
1943-P SILVER JEFFERSON NICKEL NGC MS-67

1943-P SILVER JEFFERSON NICKEL NGC MS-67

- $55.00 11h 41m
1945 P  JEFFERSON NICKEL,  PCGS MS65,  FLASHY WHITE LUSTER

1945 P JEFFERSON NICKEL, PCGS MS65, FLASHY WHITE LUSTER

- $25.18 12h 45m
1944-D PCGS MS66 FS Jefferson Nickel Full Steps GEM+ Rare Silver Ships FREE 206

1944-D PCGS MS66 FS Jefferson Nickel Full Steps GEM+ Rare Silver Ships FREE 206

- $79.99 13h 38m
1944 D  SILVER WAR NICKEL PCGS MS 65 FS  TONING ,  BEST LOOKING COIN 4-SALE

1944 D SILVER WAR NICKEL PCGS MS 65 FS TONING , BEST LOOKING COIN 4-SALE

- $17.99 14h 21m
1943 D SILVER WAR NICKEL  NGC MS 65 W  SOME TONING

1943 D SILVER WAR NICKEL NGC MS 65 W SOME TONING

2 $12.06 14h 21m
1945-D 5C FS Jefferson Nickel-PCGS MS65FS--171-3

1945-D 5C FS Jefferson Nickel-PCGS MS65FS--171-3

- $39.00 14h 31m
1944-D Jefferson Nickel Five Cent  PCGS MS6+7FS                       25691771

1944-D Jefferson Nickel Five Cent PCGS MS6+7FS 25691771

- $1,360.00 14h 44m