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Jefferson Nickels. 1938-1964 the mint mark is located to the right of Monticello on the back with the exception of the years 1942-1945. (Click image to see a larger view) During the War Years 1942-1945, the mint mark is located above the Dome of Monticello.Are Jefferson nickels worth anything?
For starters, some old Jefferson nickels are worth more than face value, including: Other nickels from the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s are worth anywhere from 10 cents each to $1 or more, depending on the date and condition of the coin.What Jefferson nickels are valuable?
Jefferson Nickels made between 1942 in 1945, are also called War Nickels, and consisted of 35% silver. This means they are worth more than face value and most of them have been removed from circulation. An easy way to identify these more valuable coins is to look on the reverse.What is a Jefferson nickel made of?
The Jefferson Nickel is made of 25% nickel and 75% copper. There was a brief period of time however, when these coins were made of 56% copper, 35% silver and 9% manganese. This was during World War II.