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1964-D Jefferson nickel. Image: CoinWeek.

Jefferson Nickel, 1938-2003 : A Collector’s Guide

What Is the Jefferson Nickel? The Jefferson nickel is a five-cent coin made out of nickel-copper alloy that entered into production in 1938. The design...
1982-P Jefferson nickel. Image: CoinWeek.

1982-P Jefferson Nickel : A Collector’s Guide

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Indian Head or Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest...
This is an image of a Jefferson war nickel in World War 2 battle scene.

Jefferson War Nickel, 1942-1945 : A Collector’s Guide

As the United States converted its industrial might to the war effort, the Federal Government looked closely at its supply of strategic materials. Copper,...
1943-P Jefferson "War Nickel".

War Nickel : How to Identify These Valuable Nickels

Sometimes referred to as “War Silver”, “Warnicks”, or “Wartime Silver”, the term "War Nickel" refers to the Jefferson five-cent coin produced from 1942 to...
1940 Jefferson Nickel. Image: CoinWeek.

1940 Jefferson Nickel : A Collector’s Guide

1940 Was the Third Year of Production for the Jefferson Nickel The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year...
1971-S Jefferson Nickel. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek

1971-S Jefferson Nickel : A Collector’s Guide

By late 1970, the Proof Jefferson nickel master dies had become severely worn and lacking fine detail. To correct the issue, the United States...
1944-P Jefferson nickel. Image: CoinWeek / Heritage Auctions.

1944-P Jefferson War Nickel : A Collector’s Guide

Struck against the backdrop of war from an alloy developed to save copper and nickel, the 1944-P Jefferson nickel is one of the most...
A Collectible Counterfeit? The Story of Henning Nickels - Tyler Rossi

A Collectible Counterfeit? The Story of Henning Nickels

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... A few years ago, I decided to start coin roll hunting, and with $25 I opened an account at...
This closeup of the reverse of the 2005-D Speared Bison Nickel shows where a major die break caused a raised line that numismatists have dubbed the Speared Bison. Courtesy of PCGS.

The Curiosity of the 2005-D Speared Bison Nickel

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ...... One curiosity to arise from the modern output of the Jefferson Nickel series is the 2005-D Speared Bison variety....
1938-D Jefferson nickel. Image: CoinWeek.

1938-D Jefferson Nickel : History and Value | CoinWeek

The Jefferson nickel’s 1938 debut marked the end of the 25-year production run of the Buffalo nickel. James Earl Fraser’s Buffalo design, a classic...
1975-D Jefferson nickel. Image: CoinWeek.

1975-D Jefferson Nickel : A Collector’s Guide

The 1975 Jefferson nickel's release marked the first full year that the type coin was issued after the passing of its designer, Felix Oscar...
1966 Jefferson nickel. Image: CoinWeek.

1966 Jefferson Nickel : A Collector’s Guide

In 1966, the United States Mint was at the nadir of what was perhaps the worst American coinage crisis of the 20th century. Only...
Advertisements for the 1950-D Jefferson nickel. Image: CoinWeek.

1950-D Jefferson Nickel : A Collector’s Guide

The 1950-D Jefferson Nickel Was Promoted as a Key-Date Coin 2,630,030 Jefferson nickels were struck at the Denver Mint in 1950, a coinage that was...
1953-D Jefferson nickel. Image: CoinWeek.

1953-D Jefferson Nickel : A Collector’s Guide

The Denver Mint reconfigured its entire production floor in 1953 so that all manufacturing steps occurred in sequence and on the same floor of...
1939 Jefferson nickel. Image: CoinWeek.

1939 Jefferson Nickel : A Collector’s Guide

The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

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