Monday, November 29, 2021


I don't find old/foreign coins in the hotel cash drawer much any more, but tonight I found a 1943-P US nickel, made of 40% silver and known as a "war nickel" because nickels minted from 1943-1945 were all made of this silver alloy, actual nickel being needed for the war effort.

Don't know why coins are tougher to find these days, although I've seen YouTube channels where people buy up old rolled coins from banks and search them for these old coins, so maybe that has an effect; maybe coin counting machines are better at separating out unusual coins these days?

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

I think most of them have been 'picked over' as it were...