Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel Set 1938-1964 (71pcs)

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    The Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel Set 1938-1964, comprising 71 pieces, is a comprehensive collection that chronicles the evolution of the Jefferson nickel over more than two decades. This set is a testament to the history and design of one of America's most iconic coin series. With each coin in uncirculated condition, preserved carefully within a Dansco album, this collection offers a remarkable journey through time.

    The history of the Jefferson nickel can be traced back to the late 1930s when the U.S. Mint sought to replace the long-running Buffalo nickel. The new design was to feature the portrait of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson on the obverse and his beloved home, Monticello, on the reverse. The artist Felix Schlag's design won the competition, and the Jefferson nickel was born.

    The Jefferson nickel set covers a period from 1938 to 1964, spanning key historical events such as World War II and the post-war economic boom. During these years, the U.S. Mint produced Jefferson nickels in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco, each mint marked by a different mintmark. The coins in this set include both the wartime silver composition (1942-1945) and the post-war return to the standard alloy of 75% copper and 25% nickel.

    Each coin in this set is in uncirculated condition, meaning that they have not seen the wear and tear typical of circulated coins. Uncirculated coins are known for their sharp details, luster, and pristine surfaces. The coins have been carefully preserved to maintain their original quality, making them a delightful addition to any numismatic collection.

    The packaging of this Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel Set is noteworthy, as the coins are housed in a Dansco album. Dansco albums are a popular choice among collectors for their durability and protection. These albums feature coin-sized openings with clear acetate slides that securely hold each coin in place while allowing for easy viewing. The album also provides valuable information about each coin, making it an educational and aesthetically pleasing way to showcase the collection.

    One of the highlights of this set is the 1938-D Jefferson nickel, which marks the first year of issue for the series and was struck at the Denver Mint. The 1938-D nickel is a key date in the series, and obtaining it in uncirculated condition adds significant value to the collection. Other notable coins include the 1943-P, 1943-D, and 1943-S silver wartime nickels, produced during a period of metal conservation efforts during World War II.

    The Jefferson nickel series also includes several interesting varieties and errors, such as the 1950-D over S variety and the famous 1964-D/D repunched mintmark variety. These varieties and errors have captured the attention of collectors for years, adding depth and intrigue to the pursuit of assembling a complete set.

    In conclusion, the Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel Set 1938-1964 (71pcs) is a comprehensive collection that encapsulates the history, design, and evolution of the Jefferson nickel series. Each coin in this set, preserved in uncirculated condition and housed in a Dansco album, offers a glimpse into a bygone era and the numismatic craftsmanship of the U.S. Mint. Whether collected for historical appreciation or as an investment, this set is a valuable and captivating addition to any numismatic enthusiast's collection.

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