Coin Folder for Nickels - Jefferson Nickel, Volume 1
     
Type of Coin :
  Jefferson Nickel
Year :
  1938 - 1961
Folder Size :
  8 1/4" x 6 1/8", 4 panels - 66 holes
Folder Brand :
  Littleton Coin Folder
 

 

The Jefferson nickel replaced the 25 year old Buffalo nickel and commemorates Thomas Jefferson, US president from 1801-1809, and the principle author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson's portrait appears on the obverse, and a view of Monticello, the beautiful home he designed and built, is featured on the reverse.

The usual composition of the Jefferson nickel is 75% copper and 25% nickel. However, during World War II, an alloy of 35% silver, 56% copper, and 9% manganese was used starting in 1942 through 1945 to make nickel available for the war effort.

   
   
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