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War Nickels - 35% Silver (1.125 Oz of Silver for Every $1 Face Value)

War Nickels - 35% Silver (1.125 Oz of Silver for Every $1 Face Value)
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Sold by dollars face value in $5 increments
There are 1.125 ounces of silver for each $1 face value (20 coins)

Your Item Total: 19.58

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Total Price Each
$ 5 Face $0.10 $99.00
$ 50 Face $0.05 $987.00
$ 100 Face $-0.05 $1,963.00
$ 250 Face $-0.10 $4,895.00
$ 500 Face +
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Silver Price: $17.50 -0.12
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Silver War Nickels Now Available from Money Metals Exchange!

Supplies of nickel - a strategic metal (silver nickels) - grew short during  war time of World War II. The metal was crucial for the manufacture of certain weapons and military equipment, and the shortage prompted changes in US coinage for bullion coins. Beginning in the middle of 1942 and through the end of the Great War, these 5 cent unique silver Wartime Nickels are coins struck in alloy of 35% silver, 56% copper and 9% manganese. The Jefferson Nickel actually had zero nickel content.

Today these silver Jefferson Nickel coins are a great way to buy silver for those investing or coin collecting. They offer a combination of historical interest and very low premiums. Many investors are looking for metal with higher purity. For those who care less about purity and focus only on the cost per ounce of the silver they buy, these silver war nickels are hard to beat. The buy price of these nickels (silver nickels) is determined based only upon the actual silver content . The copper and manganese content is excluded in the price calculation - buyers essentially get those metals as a bonus. Check out all our coins for sale!

Every dollar face value (20 coins) contains 1.125 troy ounces of silver.

Product Specifications

Mint Facility: US Mint
Denomination: 5 cents US
Date: 1942 - 1945
Quality / Type: Circulated
Purity: 35% silver, 56% copper, 9% manganese
Metal Weight: 1.125 troy ozs silver per dollar face value (.0563 troy ozs per coin)
Diameter: 21.2mm
Thickness: 1.95mm
Obverse: Thomas Jefferson
Reverse: Monticello

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  • Prompt Shipping – We ship orders shortly after your payment has been cleared – generally within 2 business days.
  • Fully Insured – We fully insure all shipments with Lloyd's of London.
  • Privacy – Your package will have no external markings that provide any clue as to the contents. Because we insure packages with Lloyd's of London, we do not declare a value or insure with the carrier.
  • Accountability for Package Contents – Your order will be packed under video surveillance, weighed and double checked prior to shipping to ensure you receive exactly what you ordered.
  • Professional Packaging – Your order will packaged securely and professionally.
  • Tracking – We will provide you with the carrier's tracking number for your shipment so you can monitor its progress and plan for delivery.
  • Signature Confirmation – Delivery carriers are instructed to request a signature upon delivery.
Cost to Ship & Insure
(absent periodic special offers for free or discounted shipping)
Insured Value Cost
Up to $149.99 $6.97
$150.00 - $499.99 $9.97
Insured Value Cost
$500.00 + FREE

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