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02 Feb 2021

The Silver Jefferson Nickel

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Hi guys! Today my blog is going to be about silver Jefferson Nickels, or as I am going to refer to them in this blog "War Nickels". The first thing to know about war nickels is that they were made to preserve nickel for the war effort. The two things that make war nickels different is their composition and the location of the mintmark. The Mint decided to place the mintmark above the Monticello Building on the reverse of the coin, and they also decided to make the mintmark a lot larger than normal, making it easy to tell them apart from other nickels even they are not very silvery looking. They were made of 35% silver, 56% Copper, and 6% manganese. As a result of their different, unusual composition, they typically have a weird look to them that also makes them stand out. One thing I have noticed noticed that is that errors/varieties seem easy to find on war nickels, the reason I say this is because one time I hunted a $100 dollar box of nickels and found 2 war nickels in the box, but the interesting thing is that they both had a type of error. One of them had cool die cracks on the reverse, while the other had some cool lamination errors on the obverse, please see the pics below. Thanks for reading my blog! And have a great day!

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12 Jan 2021

Box of Nickels

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I just finished hunting the box of nickels a little while ago, and here are the finds: 2 1943-P war nickels, a gold plated 2004, and the best find, a proof 1972-S. The first and second pics are the war nickels and the last pic is the proof, I will be hunting a penny box tomorrow, the next day, and the next day, and the next day lol, and I will make a blog what I find in each box. Thanks for reading, and see ya!

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12 Jan 2021

My First Half Dollar Box

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Hi guys! Yesterday I hunted my first half dollar box and got some great finds! First and for-most I found a 1952-D Benjamin Franklin! I also found a 1967 40%er, a gold-plated bicentennial, holed 1974, a 2018-D NIFC (The first year they renewed the cameo and it looks great!), a 2019-P (also with renewed cameo, but it has "The Ring of Death"), and some other NIFCs including: two 2002-Ds a 2003 2004 2009 2012. Now all I have to do is hunt the nickel box and FOUR penny boxes I ordered along with it, I am planning to hunt one every day this week and keeping you guys updated on any more awesome finds! I already have found almost as much silver as I did the entire year 2020! (mainly because of "Covid") Well, that wraps it up for now (pun intended), thanks for reading my blog and happy hunting!

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