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Jefferson Nickel Value

Jefferson Nickel Value

Jefferson Nickel Mint State (MS)

Jefferson Nickel Value

War Time Silver Jefferson Nickel MS (Mint State)

Jefferson Nickel Value By Date

Mint state and key date listed Jefferson Nickel values is for graded, certified and authenticated coins in PCGS or NGC holders. The rest are a sample of raw coin sell but this is not a guarantee your coin with the same date, mint, grade and holder will sell for this exact value.

Also examples struck with Full Steps (FS) will be worth a premium above a coin in the same grade.

Date/Mint
Mintage
AU58
MS64FS
MS65FS
MS66FS
PR66
PR67
PR69
PR70
19,496,000
$1.00
$31
$94
$345
$84
$345
——
——-
5,376,000
$1.50
$86
$99
$129
——
——
——
——-
4,105,000
$3.00
$37
$149
$402
——
——
——
——-
1939
120,615,000
$0.50
$20
$39
$120
$150
$264
——
——-
1939 Reverse of 38′
Inc. Above
$30
$47
$109
$184
$200
$402
——
——-
1939 Reverse of 40′
——
——-
——-
——–
$373
$1,610
——
——-
1939 Double Monticello
Inc. Above
$172
$525
$2,500
$5,175
——
——
——
——-
1939-D
3,514,000
$10
$74
$360
$700
——
——-
——
—–
1939-D Reverse of 38′
Inc. Above
$74
$120
$175
$1,265
——
——-
——
—–
1939-D Reverse of 40″
Inc. Above
—–
——-
$488
$920
——
——-
——
——
1939-S
6,630,000
$2.00
——–
$281
——–
——
——-
——
—–
1939-S Reverse Of 38′
Inc. Above
—–
$109
$517
$1,265
—–
——-
——
——
1939-S Reverse Of 40′
Inc. Above
—–
$99
$373
$920
——
——-
——
——-
1940
176,485,000
$0.50
$16
$20
$84
——
——-
——
——-
1940-D
43,540,000
$0.50
$14
$40
$115
——
——-
——
——-
1940-S
39,690,000
$1.00
$23
$31
$138
——
——-
——
——-
1941
203,265,000
$0.50
$17
$21
$104
$69
$402
——
——-
1941-D
53,432,000
$1.00
$19
$26
$115
——
——-
——
——-
1941-S
43,445,000
$1.00
$48
$59
$546
——
——-
——
——-
1942
49,789,000
$1.50
$11
$45
$488
$101
$184
——
——-
1942-D
13,938,000
$3.00
$25
$109
$175
——
——
——
——
1942-D Over Horizontal D
Inc. Above
$517
$17,825
———
——–
——–
———
——–
——-
War Time Silver
Mintage
AU58
MS64FS
MS65FS
MS66FS
PR66
PR67
PR69
PR70
1942-P
57,873,000
$2.50
$25
$79
$138
$89
$207
1942-S
32,900,000
$2.50
$30
$69
$126
——
——-
——
——-
1943-P
271,165,000
$2.50
$25
$74
$115
——
——-
——
——-
1943/2-P
Inc. above
$75
$431
$862
$2,300
——
——-
——
——-
1943-P Double eye
Inc. above
$59
$150
$891
$1,495
——
——-
——
——-
1943-D
15,294,000
$2.50
$15
$25
$42
——
——-
——
——-
1943-S
104,060,000
$2.50
$10
$18
$62
——
——-
——
——-
1944-P
119,150,000
$2.50
$42
$79
$104
——
——-
——
——-
1944-D
32,309,000
$2.50
$12
$19
$126
——
——-
——
——-
1944-S
21,640,000
$2.50
$27
$253
$402
——
——-
——
——-
1945-P
119,408,100
$2.50
$59
$89
$172
——
——-
——-
——-
1945-P Double die reverse
Inc. above
$20
$66
$322
$718
——
——-
——-
——-
1945-D
37,158,000
$2.50
$10
$15
$27
——
——-
——-
——-
1945-S
58,939,000
$2.50
$103
$345
$747
——
——-
——-
——-
Nickel Planchet
Mintage
MS60
MS64FS
MS65FS
MS66FS
PR66
PR67
PR69
PR70
1946
161,116,000
$0.50
$35
$126
$1,035
——
——–
——
——-
1946-D
45,292,200
$0.50
$15
$28
$53
——
——–
——
——-
1946-D/Horizontal D
Inc. above
$200
$1,610
$1,736
$2,530
——
——–
——
——-
1946-S
13,560,000
$0.50
$27
$70
$345
——
——–
——-
——-
1947
95,000,000
$0.50
$10
$79
$299
——
——–
——
——-
1947-D
37,822,000
$0.50
$14
$23
$99
——
——-
——-
——-
1947-S
24,720,000
$0.50
$10
$34
$207
——
——-
——
——-
1948
89,348,000
$0.50
$99
$218
$431
——
——–
——-
——-
1948-D
44,734,000
$0.50
$12
$21
$48
——
——-
——
——-
1948-S
11,300,000
$0.50
$16
$25
$195
——
——–
——-
——-
1949
60,652,000
$0.50
$540
$1,552
$6,325
——
——-
——-
——-
1949-D
36,498,000
$0.50
$25
$37
$161
——
——–
——-
——-
1949-D/S
Inc above
$75
$200
$299
$747
——
——–
——
——-
1949-S
9,716,000
$0.50
$19
$184
$920
1950
9,796,000
$0.50
$38
$172
$299
$175
$460
1950-D
2,630,030
$9.00
$21
$69
$84
1951
28,552,000
$0.50
$51
$253
$1,150
$47
$84
$125
1951-D
20,460,000
$1.00
$12
$56
$253
1951-S
7,776,000
$1.75
$25
$149
$632
1952
63,988,000
$0.50
$431
$525
$690
$26
$36
$322
1952-D
30,638,000
$0.75
$18
$126
$402
1952-S
20,572,000
$0.50
$50
$184
$4,312
1953
46,644,000
$0.50
$1,200
$2,760
$4,600
$25
$33
$561
1953-D
59,878,600
$0.50
$39
$110
$446
1953-S
19,210,900
$0.50
$1,265
$2,000
1954
47,684,050
$0.50
$50
$195
$207
$18
$40
$104
1954-D
117,183,060
$0.50
$79
$488
1954-S
29,384,000
$0.50
$1,955
$4,000
Date/Mint
Mintage
MS60
MS64
MS65
MS66
PR66
PR67
PR69
PR70
1954-S/D
Inc. above
$15
$92
$218
$420
1955
7,888,000
$0.50
$11
$13
$121
$17
$25
$103
1955-D
74,464,100
$0.50
$10
$13
$110
1955-D/S
Inc. above
$15
$75
$248
$416
1956
35,216,000
$0.25
$10
$12
$25
$16
$21
$60
1956-D
67,222,940
$0.25
$9
$10
$27
1957
38,408,000
$0.35
$
$16
~$40
$16
$19
$55
$61
1957-D
136,828,900
$0.25
$
$19
$21
1958
17,088,000
$0.25
$12
$20
$64
$19
$21
$45
1958-D
168,249,120
$0.25
$13
$19
$35
1959
27,248,000
$0.25
$14
$19
$26
$12
$24
$68
1959-D
160,738,240
$0.25
$11
$13
$21
1960
55,416,000
$0.25
$
$11
$25
$13
$21
$69
1960-D
192,582,180
$0.25
$
$10
$23
1961
73,640,100
$0.25
$
$10
$48
$12
$15
$42
1961-D
229,342,760
$0.25
$
$10
$47
1962
97,384,000
$0.25
$10
$28
$65
$9
$13
$35
1962-D
280,195,720
$0.25
$12
$28
$43
1963
178,851,645
$0.25
$12
$15
$53
$14
$16
$37
$44
1963-D
276,829,460
$0.25
$13
$18
$46
1964
1,028,622,762
$0.25
$9
$10
$15
$11
$15
$21
$23
1964-D
1,787,297,160
$0.25
$10
$11
$16
1965
136,131,380
$0.10
$9
$16
$21
1966
156,208,283
$0.10
$12
$20
$22
1967
107,325,800
$0.10
$11
$16
$21
1968-D
91,227,880
$0.10
$18
$22
$38
1968-S
100,396,004
$0.10
$10
$12
$18
$18
$23
$35
$37
1969-D
202,807,500
$0.10
$16
1969-S
120,075,000
$0.10
$12
$15
$23
$25
1970-D
515,485,380
$0.10
$10
$14
$21
1970-S
238,832,004
$0.10
$10
$11
$16
$18
$31
$36
1971
106,884,000
$0.10
$10
$13
$16
1971-D
316,144,800
$0.10
$8
$11
$22
1971-S
3,220,733
$16
$18
$22
$26
1971-S No S
Inc. above
$1113
$1308
$1819
1972
202,036,000
$0.10
$10
$11
$15
1972-D
351,694,600
$0.10
$10
$12
$26
1972-S
3,260,996
$9
$11
$22
$27
1973
384,396,00
$0.10
$10
$33
$36
1973-D
361,405,000
$0.10
$10
$25
$30
1973-S
2,760,339
$
$10
$15
$28
1974
601,752,000
$0.10
$10
$14
$18
1974-D
277,373,000
$0.10
$10
$15
$17
1974-S
2,612,568
$11
$
$15
$
1975
181,772,000
$0.10
$15
$21
$24
1975-D
401,875,300
$0.10
$15
$18
$20
1975-S
2,845,450
$
$8
$15
$21
1976
367,124,000
$0.10
$18
$21
$35
1976-D
563,964,147
$0.10
$14
$17
$24
1976-S
4,149,730
$13
$15
$15
$24
1977
585,376,000
$0.10
$6
$10
$15
1977-D
297,313,422
$0.10
$7
$12
$17
1977-S
3,251,152
$8
$10
$15
$21
1978
391,308,000
$0.10
$12
$17
$21
1978-D
313,092,780
$0.10
$9
$17
$20
1978-S
3,127,781
$15
$16
$21
$26
1979
463,188,000
$0.10
$15
$18
$21
1979-D
325,867,672
$0.10
$14
$17
$20
1979-S Clear & Filled S
3,677,175
$9
$11
$17
$31
1980-P
593,004,000
$0.10
$13
$18
$22
1980-D
502,323,448
$0.10
$10
$17
$20
1980-S
3,554,806
$10
$14
$15
$25
1981-P
657,504,000
$0.10
$11
$15
$21
1981-D
364,801,834
$0.10
$12
$17
$20
1981-S
4,063,083
$8
$10
$15
$23
1982-P
292,355,000
$0.10
$19
$25
$35
1982-D
373,726,544
$0.10
$18
$27
$29
1982-S
3,857,479
$8
$10
$15
$22
1983-P
561,615,000
$0.10
$15
$17
$22
1983-D
536,726,276
$0.10
$13
$15
$20
1983-S
3,279,126
$4
$8
$15
$20
1984-P
746,769,000
$0.10
$10
$16
$19
1984-D
517,675,146
$0.10
$10
$12
$17
1984-S
3,065,110
$5
$6
$15
$28
1985-P
647,114,962
$0.10
$24
$28
$31
1985-D
459,747,446
$0.10
$20
$23
$28
1985-S
3,362,821
$8
$11
$16
$23
1986-P
536,883,483
$0.10
$19
$24
$30
1986-D
361,819,140
$0.10
$18
$28
$32
1986-S
3,010,497
$8
$10
$15
$34
1987-P
371,499,481
$0.10
$7
$11
$15
1987-D
410,590,604
$0.10
$8
$11
$14
1987-S
4,227,728
$11
$12
$15
$20
1988-P
771,360,000
$0.10
$10
$13
$18
1988-D
663,771,652
$0.10
$10
$14
$20
1988-S
3,262,948
$6
$8
$15
$
1989-P
898,812,000
$0.10
$10
$21
$25
1989-D
570,842,474
$0.10
$11
$19
$25
1989-S
3,220,194
$7
$11
$15
$28
1990-P
661,636,000
$0.10
$11
$21
$29
1990-D
663,938,503
$0.10
$12
$17
$28
1990-S
0
$6
$8
$15
$31
1991-P
614,104,000
$0.10
$8
$10
$21
1991-D
436,496,678
$0.10
$9
$11
$23
1991-S
0
$9
$10
$15
$22
1992-P
399,552,000
$0.10
$15
$19
$22
1992-D
450,565,113
$0.10
$11
$13
$16
1992-S
0
$4
$5
$15
$23
1993-P
412,076,000
$0.10
$8
$14
$21
1993-D
406,084,135
$0.10
$9
$15
$23
1993-S
0
$7
$9
$15
$27
1994-P
722,160,000
$0.10
$11
$15
$20
1994-P Matte
167,703
$15
$18
$25
1994-D
715,762,110
$0.10
$12
$15
$21
1994-S
0
$6
$8
$15
$19
1995-P
774,156,000
$0.10
$15
$19
$25
1995-D
888,112,000
$0.10
$13
$15
$24
1995-S
0
$7
$9
$15
$22
1996-P
829,332,000
$0.10
$10
$15
$19
1996-D
817,736,000
$0.10
$12
$16
$25
1996-S
0
$6
$8
$15
$19
1997-P
470,972,000
$0.10
$15
$22
$35
1997-P Matte
25,000
$200
$
$
$
1997-D
466,640,000
$0.10
$14
$20
$31
1997-S
0
$10
$12
$15
$25
1998-P
688,292,000
$0.10
$14
$15
$32
1998-D
635,380,000
$0.10
$12
$25
$30
1998-S
0
$8
$10
$15
$20
1999-P
1,212,000,000
$0.10
$13
$17
$21
1999-D
1,066,720,000
$0.10
$11
$15
$18
1999-S
0
$6
$9
$15
$21
2000-P
$0.10
$8
$10
$23
2000-D
$0.10
$9
$10
$22
2000-S
$4
$6
$15
$24
2001-P
675,704,000
$0.10
$8
$12
$20
2001-D
627,680,000
$0.10
$9
$14
$21
2001-S
$5
$6
$14
$21
2002-P
529,280,000
$0.10
$10
$15
$23
2002-D
691,200,000
$0.10
$11
$15
$29
2002-S
$6
$8
$15
$25
2003-P
$0.10
$10
$13
$21
2003-D
$0.10
$11
$12
$23
2003-S
$9
$11
$15
$27
2004-P Peace Medal
$0.10
$10
$11
$13
2004-D Peace Medal
$0.10
$10
$13
$16
2004-S Peace Medal
$15
$34
2004-P Keel Boat
$0.10
$8
$9
$10
2004-D Keel Boat
$0.10
$9
$12
$13
2004-S Keel Boat
$15
$36
2005-P American Bison
$0.10
$6
$7
$10
2005-P American Bison  Satin Finish
$3.00
$5
$8
$10
2005-D American Bison
$0.10
$6
$8
$10
2005-D American Bison  Satin Finish
$3.00
$10
$15
$18
2005-S American Bison
$15
$29
2005-P Ocean In View
$0.10
$4
$6
$7
2005-P Ocean In View  Satin Finish
$3.00
$10
$12
$15
2005-D Ocean In View
$0.10
$5
$7
$10
2005-D Ocean In View Rev. Satin Finish
$3.00
$10
$12
$16
2005-S Ocean In View
$15
$30
Date/Mint
Mintage
MS60
MS67
MS68
MS69
PR69
PR70
2006-P
$0.10
$9
$10
$11
2006-P Satin Finish
$3.00
$13
$14
$18
2006-D
$0.10
$8
$9
$10
2006-D Satin Finish
$3.00
$15
$18
$20
2006-S
$17
$28
2007-P
$0.10
$11
2007-D
$0.10
$11
2007-D Satin Finish
$3.00
$9
$14
2007-S
$15
$25
2008-P
$0.10
$8
2008-P Satin Finish
$3.00
2008-D
$0.10
$8
2008-D Satin Finish
$3.00
2008-S
$16
$27
2009-S
$16
$38
2010-S
$16
$43

Jefferson Nickel Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

The 1950-D is the lowest mintage, business strike, key date of the entire series and it’s really not that rare and valuable with a mintage of 2,630,030 and a starting value of $20 in MS64 FS (Full Steps). If you want more valuable Jefferson Nickels then you must look into the varieties for this series.

In AU (About Uncirculated) you can get a couple dollars out of Jefferson Nickels dated 1938 through 1945 and this includes the silver War Time examples from 1942 through 1945. The silver nickels are known for their large mint mark over-top the Monticello and our the only Jefferson Nickels with large mint marks in that area.

Otherwise most Jefferson Nickels are worth face value in grades less than AU.

Proof, SP (Special Proof) and Matte Finish coins are worth a decent premium and 1994 and 1997 Matte Proofs are worth a good premium, and so is the 1966 SMS since they start at $25 and up.

The 1964 SMS is extremely rare and worth at least $1,000, plus proofs from 1938 through 1955 are worth a decent premium compared to proofs after 1955. It’s thought by most experts that proof Jefferson Nickels dated 1955 and earlier are one of the best investments because they’re still affordable but the mintages are low.

Grade – Condition:

Grade is important and so is the coin having full steps but you will have to find coins that grade MS66 FS before they’re worth a decent premium. However there’s a few exceptions like 1953-S that’s more valuable in lower grades and in MS63FS is worth at least $300, but most Jefferson Nickels are not worth much in that grade.

Varieties:

If you’re looking for value in Jefferson Nickels then varieties is where you look. Here’s a list of the most popular and notable varieties plus their starting value in AU (About Uncirculated): 1939 Doubled Die Reverse starts at $200, 1942-D Over Horizontal D starts at $175, 1943-P Doubled Die Obverse (DDO) starts at $50, 1942/3-P starts at $100, 1945-D Doubled Die Reverse (DDR) starts at $50, 1949-D/S starts at $50, 2005-D Speared Bison starts at $210 in MS63, 1971 No S proof Set starts at $800 in PR63.

Jefferson Nickel value for Peace Medal and Keel Boat

2004 Peace Medal and Keel Boat Jefferson Nickel reverse design

Jefferson Nickel value fro Bison and Ocean View reverse

2005 Ocean View and Bison (Buffalo) Jefferson Nickel design.

Jefferson Nickel value 2006

2006 Jefferson Nickel Design

Nickel Planchets (1938-1942) Specifications:
Designer: Felix Schlag (FS)
Diameter: 21.2 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 75%, Nickel – 25%
Weight: 5 grams
Edge: Plain
Mint mark:  To the right of the building on the reverse None (for Philadelphia), S (San Francisco), D (Denver).
No mint mark for 1965, 1966 and 1967 and in 1968 the mint mark was moved to the obverse and under the date.
The Jefferson Nickel War Time (1942-1945) Specifications:
Designer: Felix Schlag (FS)
Diameter: 21.2 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 56%, Silver – 35%, Manganese – 9%
Weight: 5 grams
Edge: Plain
Mint mark: “P” (for Philadelphia), S (San Francisco), D (Denver) above the building on the reverse for War Time Nickels only.

Jefferson Nickel Value By Date And Mint

1938
1938-D
1938-S
1939
1939 Reverse of 38′
1939 Reverse of 40′
1939 Double Monticello
1939-D
1939-D Reverse of 38′
1939-D Reverse of 40″
1939-S
1939-S Reverse Of 38′
1939-S Reverse Of 40′
19401940-D
1940-S
1941
1941-D
1941-S
1942
1942-D
1942-D Over Horizontal D
War Time Silver Content
1942-P
1942-S
1943-P
1943/2-P
1943-P Double eye
1943-D
1943-S
1944-P
1944-D
1944-S
1945-P
1945-P Double die reverse
1945-D
1945-S
Nickel Planchet Resume
1946
1946-D
1946-D/Horizontal D

1946-S
1947
1947-D
1947-S
1948
1948-D
1948-S
1949
1949-D
1949-D/S
1949-S
1950
1950-D
1951
1951-D
1951-S
1952
1952-D
1952-S
1953
1953-D
1953-S
1954
1954-D
1954-S
1954-S/D
1955
1955-D
1955-D/S
1956
1956-D
1957
1957-D
1958
1958-D
1959
1959-D
1960
1960-D
1961
1961-D
1962
1962-D
1963
1963-D
1964
1964-D
1965
1966
1967
1968-D
1968-S
1969-D
1969-S
1970-D
1970-S
1971
1971-D
1971-S
1971-S No S
1972
1972-D
1972-S
1973
1973-D
1973-S
1974
1974-D
1974-S
1975
1975-D
1975-S
1976
1976-D
1976-S
1977
1977-D
1977-S
1978
1978-D
1978-S
1979
1979-D
1979-S Clear & Filled S
1980-P
1980-D
1980-S
1981-P
1981-D
1981-S
1982-P
1982-D
1982-S
1983-P
1983-D
1983-S
1984-P
1984-D
1984-S
1985-P
1985-D
1985-S
1986-P
1986-D
1986-S
1987-P
1987-D
1987-S
1988-P
1988-D
1988-S
1989-P
1989-D
1989-S
1990-P
1990-D
1990-S
1991-P
1991-D
1991-S
1992-P
1992-D
1992-S
1993-P
1993-D
1993-S
1994-P
1994-P Matte
1994-D
1994-S
1995-P
1995-D
1995-S
1996-P
1996-D
1996-S
1997-P
1997-P Matte
1997-D
1997-S
1998-P
1998-D
1998-S
1999-P
1999-D
1999-S
2000-P
2000-D
2000-S
2001-P
2001-D
2001-S
2002-P
2002-D
2002-S
2003-P
2003-D
2003-S
2004-P Peace Medal Reverse
2004-D Peace Medal Reverse
2004-S Peace Medal Reverse
2004-P Keel Boat Reverse
2004-D Keel Boat Reverse
2004-S Keel Boat Reverse
2005-P American Bison Rev.
2005-P American Bison Rev. Satin Finish
2005-D American Bison Rev.
2005-D American Bison Rev. Satin Finish
2005-S American Bison Rev.
2005-P Ocean In View Rev.
2005-P Ocean In View Rev. Satin Finish
2005-D Ocean In View Rev.
2005-D Ocean In View Rev. Satin Finish
2005-S Ocean In View Rev.
2006-P
2006-P Satin Finish
2006-D
2006-D Satin Finish
2006-S
2007-P
2007-D
2007-D Satin Finish
2007-S
2008-P
2008-P Satin Finish
2008-D
2008-D Satin Finish
2008-S
2009-S
2010-S

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