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WWII Pennies & Nickels

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These are the coins that actually helped America win the war! Nickel was a valuable component in guns, tanks, and airplanes. As a result, the U.S. Mint helped the war effort and made a dramatic change in 1942 by dropping nickel from the 5¢ Nickel coin. Instead, the Nickel was made with 35% silver. The Silver Nickels were made from 1942 until the war ended in 1945. This collection includes one vintage coin from each year of issue from 1942-1945 for a spectacular and very important collection. These are the first and only Silver Nickels in history. The Lincoln Penny was first minted in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The reverse of the coin until 1958 was the legendary “wheat ears” design. This collection includes one Lincoln Penny from each year of issue in the World War II era from 1942 to 1945. The 1942 coin was made in .950 copper, but the 1943 coin is the first and only steel coin in U.S. history; it was made in steel to help save copper for the war effort. In 1944 and 1945, Lincoln Pennies were made with copper from recycled copper shell cases that were gathered up from battleships and battlefields and sent back to the U.S. Mint to be made into coins. The complete collection of World War II Pennies and Nickels is beautifully displayed in a custom holder and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

SKU: 4L53-F
Weight: 1.00
Price: $19.99


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