Welcome to your Jefferson Nickel Quiz 1. What does FS mean on a Jefferson Nickel? Designer initials Felix Schlag Fenton Stanton Freedom States 2. What year did the Jefferson Nickel series begin? 1936 1939 1938 1940 3. What years did Jefferson Nickels have silver? 1938 to 1964 Mint Mark Doesn't Matter 1942 to 1945 With Mint Mark On Back 1943 to 1946 Without Mint Mark Never had any silver 4. How much does a Jefferson Nickel weigh? 5 grams 5 grains 6.0 grams 4.6 grams 5. How much does a silver war nickel weigh? 4.0 grams 5 grams 5.5 grams 6.0 grams 6. How much silver balance was in the war nickels? 40% 90% 38% 35% 7. What year did a Jefferson Nickel have a buffalo (bison) design? 2004 2005 2006 1938 8. What is the MOST valuable Jefferson Nickel variety even when circulated? 1939 doubled Monticello 1942 D over Horizontal D 1939 Reverse 1940 1949 D/S 9. What is the MOST valuable Jefferson Nickel by grade? 1949-D Over S Nickel, MS67 Full Steps 1964 SMS Jefferson Nickel, SP68 Full Steps 1942-D D Over Horizontal D Nickel MS64 Full Steps 1940 5C Reverse of 1938 PR68 PCGS 10. Why are Full Step (FS) Nickels worth more? Because they're proofs Because the steps are all there Because most Jefferson Nickels are rare with full steps Because it means the design is struck correctly Please fill in the comment box below.