1942 5¢ Jefferson Proof Nickel Type I NGC Proof 64 CAC Eric P Newman
1942 5¢ Jefferson Proof Nickel Type I NGC Proof 64 CAC from the very prestigious Eric P Newman Collection (lot 34145). It exhibits very nice golden toning on the obverse and light bluish toning on the reverse. This was another low mintage year for the US Mint in regards to proof nickels. It also comes from the very short run 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942 before WWII hit and they ceased proof production. There were only 26,600 1942 proof nickels minted and none have been graded Cameo or Ultra Cameo by NGC. Certification number 2037742-007.