The Character and Honesty of a Well Worn War Nickel

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  1. green18

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    Nary a 'D' in this batch......anyone got one? :)
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  5. CoinCorgi

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    Here ya go!

    5C 1944-D obv.jpg

    5C 1944-D rev.jpg
  6. PamR

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    Found in my dad’s. Worn but touch by the people who fought in war.
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  7. johnmilton

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    Here's the set.

    War Nickel Set O.jpg War Nickel Set R.jpg

    These sets are net, but many of them contain "sliders" at Unc. prices. This one is all Unc., and I have been un grading some of the lesser ones over time.
  8. Fullbands

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    Great subject. The war year nickels are special in many respects, and the circulated examples definitely have a certain appeal. It is actually kinda humbling to hold one and know it was doing it’s part at home during the war; keeping the everyday person moving economically. I never found more than one during my roll search years. The rest of mine came from colleagues or mail order.
    1942 was the worst of times and the best of times. The year started with the war powers determined to deal with the situation in Europe first, via a North African invasion to halt Hitler’s expansion. This left the US Navy to deal with the Pacific on its own (more or less) to contain Japan until later efforts could be made to solidify a two front war. Submarines were most of what was available to take the war to Japan in the beginning days after Pearl Harbor. Things didn’t look too good until Doolittle’s raid, but the June victory at Midway turned the war in the Pacific. From that point on Japan went from offensive to defensive operations and the year ended with Santa Cruz and Guadalcanal ending any hope Japan had of winning the conflict. Operation Torch in November spelled the beginning of the end in North Africa.

    And lowly nickels were made with silver. 40 years later I started paying attention to them.

    Rick L.
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