1942 United States Proof Set 6 Piece

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The Year Nickel Was More Valuable than Silver

As 1942 progressed, and the U.S. war juggernaut leapt into action, an unusual fact quickly became abundantly clear: Nickel had become more valuable than silver! Its use in war production was critical, and supplies of the once-lowly metal were running short. As a result, the mint stopped striking it into nickels, and replaced it with silver. The new "War Nickels" had a huge mintmark above Monticello to make it easy to spot the silver coins. In 1942, the mint struck 2 different proof sets: one with the nickel coin, and one with both the nickel and silver coins. Of course, each also had a cent, a silver dime, quarter and half. Here's your chance to get this historic two-nickel set housed in a hard plastic holder for protection. Don't miss this historic 1942 Two Nickel Proof Set!

Year of Issue 1942
Country United States
Composition Mixed Metal
Purity Mixed
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination Varies
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name San Francisco - S
Coin Weight 31.07 Grams - g
Dimensions Various