What is a 1942 nickel worth?

The 1942 nickel with no mint mark is worth around $0.70 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $2. In uncirculated condition the price is around $4 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 65 can sell for around $15.
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What makes a 1942 nickel valuable?

"S" Mintmark on Reverse: San Francisco Mint Struck the Coin

In 1942 the San Francisco mint struck the silver alloy nickel only. Just under 33 million pieces and they began entering circulation late in the year. All 1942 nickels from San Francisco are premium coins because of silver content.
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Are all 1942 nickels 35% silver?

Nickels minted in the United States between 1942 and 1945 are made of 35% silver. These are commonly known as "silver war nickels." Normally all other nickels are composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel.
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What is the rarest war nickel?

Nobody knows how many coins may have been struck this way, but as mentioned above there is only the one known. After determining it was not a fabrication, the 1942-S Wartime Nickel with 1941 Large S Reverse was purchased by Ken Frith in 1961 – thus the coin is now often referred to as the "Frith Nickel".
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Are ww2 nickels worth anything?

As the wartime nickels of 1942 through 1945 contain silver, a valuable precious metal, they are worth more than face value—much more!
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THE MOST VALUABLE NICKEL IN EXISTENCE - 'Frith' 1942 Error Nickel



How can you tell a war nickel?

War Nickels are easily identified by the large mint mark (P, D, or S) located on the reverse above the dome of Monticello. Traditionally, the Philadelphia mint never used a mintmark because it was the home production facility of the United States Mint.
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Is 1942 S nickel silver?

Value of 1942-S Jefferson War Nickel

These silver wartime nickels are 56% Copper and 35% silver.
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What are some rare nickels?

The 15 Most Valuable Nickels
  • 01 of 15. #15 1937-D Buffalo Nickel–Three Legs. ...
  • 02 of 15. #14 1935 Buffalo Nickel–Doubled Die Reverse. ...
  • 03 of 15. #13 1924-S Buffalo Nickel. ...
  • 04 of 15. #12 1919-S Buffalo Nickel. ...
  • 05 of 15. #11 1880 Shield Nickel. ...
  • 06 of 15. #10 1927-S Buffalo Nickel. ...
  • 07 of 15. #9 1918-S Buffalo Nickel. ...
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What year nickels are silver?

Silver Nickel Years

All Nickels issued into circulation from 1942-1945 boast the 35% silver composition.
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Are wheat pennies worth anything?

Most wheat cents (wheat pennies were minted between 1909 and 1956) are worth about 4 to 5 cents. Those in better condition can have double-digit value. Special examples (especially those in near perfect condition) can be worth much more. Indian Head pennies from 1859 to 1879 are generally worth more than $10.
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What year nickels have errors?

Some known Jefferson nickel errors

1939 double die: You may find one of the approximately 1,500 Jefferson double die nickels minted in Philadelphia in 1939. If you look closely at Monticello on these coins, then you can tell that the die has struck the coin twice.
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What Jefferson nickels are worth the most money?

1942-D (D Over Horizontal D): $4,620 in MS65

"1989 was the last year of the hand-punched mint-marks on US coins." This coin is by far the most desirable Jefferson nickel variety. It's estimated that roughly 20,000 examples exist. The "Full Steps" designation is given to sharp, well-struck 1942-D (D/D) coins.
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How much is a war nickel worth in silver?

War Nickel Value

How much are silver war nickels worth? Silver nickels contain . 05626 ounces of silver, which with silver at a current spot price of $24 per ounce, makes any silver nickel worth at least $1.35 each. Circulated examples are easy to source today and can be purchased in rolls for about their silver value.
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Are Buffalo nickels worth anything?

Most circulated buffalo nickels are only worth a slight premium over their still legal tender face value of 5 cents. Typically 25 or 30 cents. However, experienced coin collectors pay significant premiums for buffalo nickels that look as fresh and detailed today as the day they were minted.
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What nickels should I keep?

The Top 10 Most Valuable Nickels
  • Liberty Head V Nickel. 1913. $3,737,500.
  • 7-D Buffalo Nickel. 1918. $350,750.
  • S Buffalo Nickel. 1926. $322,000.
  • Buffalo Nickel. 1916. $281,750.
  • D Buffalo Nickel. 1913. $143,750.
  • S Buffalo Nickel. 1917. $138,000.
  • D Buffalo Nickel. 1920. $138,000.
  • Shield Nickel. 1867. $132,250.
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What coins are worth a lot of money?

9 of the most valuable coins in the world
  1. The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. picture alliance/Getty Images. ...
  2. The 1787 Brasher Doubloon. ...
  3. The 1787 Fugio cent. ...
  4. The 723 Umayyad Gold Dinar. ...
  5. The 1343 Edward III Florin. ...
  6. The 1943 Lincoln Head Copper Penny. ...
  7. The 2007 $1 Million Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. ...
  8. 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel.
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How much is a 1941 nickel worth with no mint mark?

How Much Is A 1941-S Nickel Worth? If you ever come across a 1941 nickel in your purse or anywhere in your house, it may most likely be worth more than its face value, which is five cents.
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Are Nickels from the 1940s worth anything?

1940 D Jefferson nickel

The Denver mint struck 43,540,000 Jefferson nickels in 1940. You can get approximately 10 to 25 cents for a circulated piece, while a specimen in the mint state is worth at least $3.50.
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Why is the 1941 nickel rare?

This coin replaced the Buffalo nickel that was too demanding for making due to the complicated design. These five cents minted in 1941 had a large mintage of over 300,000,000, making them abundant on the current coin market. As a result, it is not difficult to find these pieces even in the mint state.
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