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.
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There is no such thing as a Mercury nickel. See the related question below.
No such coin exists. All 1942-D nickels are made out of the standard 75% copper 25% nickel. Only 1942-S and 1942-P nickels were struck out of the "war nickel" alloy of 35% silver. A 1942-D nickel is worth about 7 cents if circulated and a couple of bucks if in better shape.
In 1942 silver nickels were only minted at Philadelphia and San Francisco.
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.
The last buffalo nickels were struck in 1938
If you mean a Jefferson nickel dated 1942-1945 with very large mintmarks on the reverse, the silver value is about $1.00. They are 35% silver.
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
Most are only face value but some can be worth $1.00-$5.00 it depends on the condition of the coin.
The only years silver was used in US nickels was 1942-1945, the coin is face value.
Your nickel contains no silver. Only nickels made from 1942-1945 contain silver. See the related question below.
The only years nickels were made with silver were 1942-45. That said, a '36 nickel is worth a dollar or two, depending on condition.
All nickels except "war nickels" from 1942-45 are made of copper-nickel, not silver. What you have is an ordinary coin worth 5 cents.
Copper-nickel, not silver. The only nickels that ever contained any silver were the famous "war nickels" made from 1942 to 1945, when silver replaced nickel metal because nickel was needed for the war effort.
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.
There is no such coin. All U.S. nickels are made of 75% copper and 25% nickel, except for the famous "war nickels" struck from 1942 to 1945.
If you found it in change your nickel is only worth face value. US nickels made from 1866 to mid-1942 and from 1946 to the present are made of a copper-nickel alloy, not silver. In fact, no circulating US coins have contained any silver since 1969.
The value just for the silver is about $1.10, better circulated coins can be $4.00-$6.00.
the value of the nickel is 5 cent
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.
If you have a US nickel, it is either coated with copper or has changed color due to exposure to some chemical and has no special value. If it is a 1942 Canadian nickel, it varies from $.40 to $1.75 in circulated conditions, $3 and up in uncirculated grades. The material is called "tombac" and is an alloy of copper and zinc.
It's an ordinary coin worth 5 cents. All nickels except "war nickels" from 1942-45 are made of copper-nickel, not silver.
Buffalo nickels were made from 1913 to 1938. Please check your coin again and post a new question.
A 1942-P Wartime Silver Alloy Jefferson Nickel that is in very fine condition (VF20) is worth: $2.00.
There were 2 varieties of nickel (note "EL" rather than "LE") minted in 1942. There's a price guide at the link below