Bring history to life with War Nickels from 1942-1945! These rare coins are made of an alloy of 35% silver, 56% copper, and 9% manganese, rather than the usual 75% copper and 25% nickel. This was done to conserve resources for the war effort. Thanks to this special composition, War Nickels are worth more today than their face value and are easily recognizable with their enlarged mint mark above the Monticello on the reverse side of the coin. Collect this piece of American history today!