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1942-P Type 2 Jefferson Nickel ANACS PF67 SOLD
1942-P Type 2 Jefferson Nickel ANACS PF67
In 1942, two types of proof Jefferson Nickels were minted. The first type was the traditional 75% copper-25% nickel alloy used to make nickels for many years. With the outbreak of World War II, nickel was a vital resource for the war effort so much so that the Mint changed the composition of the nickel to 56% copper-35% silver-9% manganese during 1942 and the so-called silver "war nickel" was born. 1942 was the only time that War Nickels were available in proof finish and not very many were made. Only 27,600 Type 2 proof nickels were minted in 1942 with the wartime silver alloy. This example of the 1942-P Jefferson War Nickel has been graded PF67 by ANACS and is encapsulated in the older small white ANACS holder from many years ago. The coin is an amazing specimen with strong mirrored surfaces and wonderfully eye appealing golden-green color around the rims which transitions to a subtle pinkish-purple toning towards the center of each side of the coin. The coin has no major marks, hits or spotting and appears to be solid for the grade. A wonderful overall example of the only proof silver wartime nickel.
 
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