Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by kdkenn, Apr 4, 2009.
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If you're looking for specific varieties, there are far too many to mention.
One that you may enjoy searching for is FS-022. This is a 1939 Jefferson nickel with significant doubling on the reverse. The word "MONTICELLO" will have complete and clear doubling.
Thanks! Well I've bought 50 rolls so I've got a job ahead of me! I've never searched Nickels and haven't paid too much attention to them besides the older ones I come across now and then. I'm excited!
Silver - look for Nickels with the Mint Mark Prominent on the reverse
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..........why limit yourself to just nickels? check out the other denominations too. this list will help.
Yes, the silver nickels have a large mint mark above the dome on the back. The non silver have a small mint mark to the right of the building. All 1943-45 are silver. The 1942 nickels were normal composition for the first half of the year and silver the rest. On those, the large mint mark above the building is the key for telling them apart.
there are very few scarce dates to this series. They are:
1939-D (key to series)
despite the low mintage, the 50-D doesn't sell for much of a premium because they were hoarded in Mint State condition when they were new. I was able to assemble basically a full set from a box of nickels (save the key dates and the silvers) on the first try. The keys on the other hand may take some searching. Be aware, however that they are out there and with persistence, you will find them all!
Here's a little info: http://www.numismaticenquirer.com/TNE/Henning Counterfeit Nickel.html
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