Jefferson Nickel 1943 P

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General Description Composition: Copper-Silver-Manganese
The United States five-cent coin, commonly called a nickel, mintmark is to the top of the building on the reverse.

"To eliminate the need for nickle, a critical war material, the US Treasury introduced a new 5-cent piece into circulation. Using the same Jefferson design, the nickles from 1942-1945 were composed of an alloy that blended copper with 35% silver. Minted for only four years. Wartime nickles were minted with a large P, D or S mint mark on the reverse."
Obv. Description Profile facing left of third President of the United States (1801–1809) Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers, IN GOD WE TRUST (left), LIBERTY AND YEAR (right)
Rev. Description Rendition of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home, designed by himself, E pluribus unum, latin for "Out of many, one" at the top, FIVE CENTS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the bottom.
War time composition nickels have the mint mark above Monticello.
Catalog code KM#192a
Mintage 271,165,000
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Weight 5.0000 g
Material Silver
Orientation Coin
Mint United States of America - Philadelphia (P)
Edge Type plain
Designer Felix Schlag
Catalog prices
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F $1.30   VF $1.50   XF $2.00   UNC $4.00  

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