Monticello is the building on the reverse of the coin.
This is a War Nickel (1942-1945) that has silver in it. The large "S" above the dome identifies it, circulated coins are valued at $1.00-$3.00 uncirculated are $5.00-$10.00 but all values depend on he grade of the coin.
Check that coin again. The only nickels with the large mint mark above Monticello were those dated 1942-45.
This is one of the years they made nickels partially out of silver. At current silver values, it's worth about 50 cents.
It depends, as there was actually a change in composition In late 1942.-- If the nickel has no mintmark, or a small mintmark to the right of Monticello on the back of the coin, it is 75% copper and 25% nickel.-- If the nickel has a large mintmark above the dome of Monticello on the back of the coin, it is 56% copper, 35% silver and 9% manganese.
That is a "war nickel". War nickels minted between 1942-45 are identified with a large P, D, or S above the Monticello on the back. These nickels are 35% silver, and so have a definite value. The idiot who says they're worth "about 5 cents" is stupid.
War Nickels of 1942-1945 are 35% silver ( .05626oz pure silver ) the silver coins are identified by the large mintmarks above the dome of Monticello on the reverse.
7-5-11>>> The ONLY US nickels to have any silver were the "War Nickels" struck from late 1942 to 1945. And all of them have large mintmarks on the reverse above the dome of Monticello.
???? Monticello is on Jefferson nickels struck from 1938 to 2003 and 2006 to the present.
The large "P" above the dome means it's a "war nickel" that is struck in 35% silver. The nickel was removed for the war effort and silver was used as a replacement, this was done from 1942 - 1945. Because it has a small amount of silver the value is about $1.00. NOTE: The 1942 war nickel is the first US coin to ever use a "P" Mintmark.
There are two different Jefferson nickels dated 1942. One is made from 35% silver with a large "P" or "S" mintmark on the reverse over Monticello. This is a War Nickel that's worth about $1.00 in circulated condition. The other is a common copper-nickel coin that in circulated condition is really only worth face value.
No it's not. 1945 was the last year. All the silver "War Nickels" (1942-1945) have large mintmarks on the reverse above the dome of Monticello.
8-22-11>>> The only US nickels to contain any silver are the "War-Nickels" that were struck in 35% silver from late 1942 through 1945 and can be identified by the large mintmarks above the dome of Monticello on the reverse. Please see the question "What is the value of a 1941 US nickel?" for more information.
The ONLY U.S. nickels to have any silver were the "War Nickels" struck from late 1942 to 1945. And all of them have large mintmarks on the reverse above the dome of Monticello.
From late in 1942 to 1945 the US changed the composition of the Jefferson nickels, silver replaced the nickel in the coins so a large mintmark on the reverse was used indicating the change. The coin is 35% silver and worth about $2.00
Below a grade of VF-20 Less than a dollar or scrap value, VF+ 1 to 20 dollars. Both silver and nickel 5-cent pieces were made in 1942. The ones that contain silver have a large P or S mint mark over the dome of Monticello.
This is one of the years they made nickels partially out of silver. At current silver values, it's worth about $1 in worn condition, $1.50 with only slight wear. A nice uncirculated one is worth about $6-8
I am guessing that you mean a 1942 nickel with the mint mark prominently stamped on the reverse above Monticello. It may be either a D,S or P. These are special wartime nickels that contained 35% silver. 56% copper and 9% manganese They were produced through 1945 and in huge numbers. They are generally worth the value of the silver in them, about $1.60 today. High grade uncirculated coins will have a premium value depending on year and mint.
Both silver and nickel 5-cent pieces were made in 1942. The ones that contain silver have a large P or S mint mark over the dome of Monticello. Please post new question with the location of the letters you see.
1942 Canadian Five Cent Nickel (KM# 33) OBV: George VIREV: Facial Value Above BeaverComposition: 99.9% NickelWeight (g): 4.54Diameter (mm): 21.20Mintage: 6,847,544
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The only U.S. nickels that contain any silver were minted in late 1942 through 1945. These "War Nickels" are identified by a large mintmark above the dome of Monticello.
Just like all the others but the color is different and all of them have large mintmarks on the reverse above the dome of Monticello. They were struck from late 1942 through 1945.
That is known as a "war nickel" to save nickel for the war effort, the US government replaced some of the nickel in the nickel with silver. At the time of writing the silver content in them is around $1.70. The reason for the mintmark over the Monticello was that the idea was that people would know they contained silver.
There were 2 versions of the nickel produced during that year. On the reverse of your coin, above the Monticello there could be a large mintmark of a P, D, or S over it. This means you have a war nickel, during WWII the nickel had its nickel content replaced with 35% silver so these coins, regardless of condition are worth their silver content which at the time of writing is worth around $1.55. However, if your coin does not have a large mintmark on the reverse, it is just a common nickel and in circulated condition is really only worth face value to around 15 cents.