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    1942 Type One Nickel, Good 6
    On a Silver Alloy Planchet
    Extremely Rare Transitional Error

    1942 5C Type One -- Struck on a Silver Alloy Planchet -- Good 6 PCGS Secure. 4.7 gm. 1943-dated cents struck on copper planchets bring spectacular prices, but similar wartime wrong alloy transitional errors on Jefferson nickels are significantly rarer. Our online auction archives reveal only two examples, both 1944-P nickels struck on copper-nickel planchets (lot 5610 in our August 2001 Signature, and lot 10306 in our June 2004 Signature). The present lot is struck from sans-mintmark Type One dies, yet is struck in the silver alloy composition associated with the Type Two design bearing a large P mintmark above Monticello. This lightly marked cream-gray example displays wear on the motifs but the legends are fully readable and show only slight blending with the rim. Included with the lot is a two-page typed authentication letter, dated May 20, 1965, and signed in ink by Walter Breen, and a clipping of a June 16, 1965 Coin World article written by Breen that reported his determination.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 22TL, PCGS# 4013)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    10th-14th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 22
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