One of the strangest stories in coins, these counterfeit nickels are worth far more than their real, legal counterparts. Manufactured illicitly by a rogue minter in New Jersey, their downfall came when they forgot to put a mint mark on their 1944 dated nickels as was custom for the 1944 35% Silver War Nickels to have done. The activity reminds me of what happened about 150 years prior, when rogue mints overproduced colonial copper halfpence, but sit back and learn all about these cool coins and their values/stories in this brief video!
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