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1944 Jefferson Nickel - No Mintmark

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 Posted 09/14/2011  4:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add riggy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a 1944 Jefferson nickel with no mint mark on it like the rest of the War Nickels. Can't find a listing on it anywhere.



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 Posted 09/14/2011  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yankee1227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Henning Nickel. He made counterfiets in Camden Mew Jersey. None of his War Nickels have mintmarks.
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 Posted 09/14/2011  4:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ricardocody to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ouchh!......
You just got your self a genuine fake henning , Still looking for one myself !
Congratulations How did you get or find ?
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 Posted 09/14/2011  4:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gyrene7483 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It was the War Nickels he made which ultimately caused him to get caught. He didn't add the mint mark above the dome of Monticello.

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 Posted 09/14/2011  4:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
HENNING! Killer find! I want one!
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 Posted 09/14/2011  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hambone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Has anyone got a link to like he history behind these nickels? I heard of them before, just didn't really care. Now I do
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 Posted 09/14/2011  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Check VisigothKing's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool find!
"For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city." - Roman general Belisarius, responding to a group of Gothic envoys, during the Gothic siege of Rome in 537 AD

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 241, Byzantine: 44, Post-Roman Germanic: 24
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 Posted 09/14/2011  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
where did you get that?------



@ Hambone

"Henning" nickels are one of the strangest counterfeit US coins. In 1954 a New Jersey man named Francis L. Henning produced half a million counterfeit US nickels.

That in itself was bizarre because the cost of faking such a low-denomination coin would eat up most of the "profit" that could be made by passing them, and in addition spending that many nickels would be sure to attract attention.

But Henning made yet another mistake because many of his coins mated the reverse of a standard nickel with the obverse of a 1944 " War Nickel". Genuine 1944 nickels are instantly recognizable because they're made of a silver alloy and have a large mint mark over the dome of Monticello, but Henning's had neither.

Despite the obvious fakery Henning somehow managed to put about 100,000 of his coins into circulation before being found out. The rest were dumped into rivers and streams, and only a small fraction were ever recovered.

Henning nickels have become famous fakes akin to the "racketeer nickels" that were made by plating 1883 5ยข pieces and passing them as $5 gold coins, and both are now collected in their own right despite being counterfeits.


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 Posted 09/14/2011  5:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just search "Henning" on CCF. There have been good informative posts that are well worth a read.
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 Posted 09/14/2011  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add specksynder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice find! hang on to that (or sell it for good money!). They are hard to come by!
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 Posted 09/14/2011  5:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jgfindring to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Man! I've been trying to find, buy, beg or steal one of those for years. Color me jealous.
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 Posted 09/14/2011  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add googoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am still looking for one of those myself
I have yet to search the other dates for henning nickels, but I know I dont have the 1944 henning yet
Great find
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 Posted 09/14/2011  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add f16 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice coin
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 Posted 09/14/2011  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rare case when a bad coin is good. Nice find.
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 Posted 09/14/2011  8:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rachums107 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find! Wish I could find one of those...
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