Jefferson Nickels began production in 1938 to replace the
Buffalo Nickel. The Jefferson Nickel is still being
produced today, although with a different obverse. We
are buying circulated nickels dated 1959 and before, and BU rolls prior
Below is a picture of a 1939 Jefferson Nickel. Nickels
carried this design through 2004. The only exception
was 1942 through 1945 where nickels has a change to the
composition. To mark this, the Mint used a large mint
mark on the reverse.
composition change added silver to the nickel to save other
metals for the war effort. 1942 nickels were made of
both compositions. The nickels with the large Mint
Mark on the reverse are commonly known as war nickels.
picture below depicts the three portraits of Jefferson that
have appeared on the nickel.
contact us for an offer of Jefferson Nickels or any coins,