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Jefferson Nickels Price Guide
1938-Present

In general, most Jefferson Nickels found in circulation are worth $0.05 cents. However, there are Jefferson Nickels that are worth money. Some of the rare mintage dates coin collectors hunt for are 1939-D and 1950-D. Keep in mind that coin collectors want Jefferson Nickels to be in near perfect condition for the nickels to hold much value. For Jefferson Nickels minted after 1946 - the coins need to be in Mint State (basically perfect) for them to hold much value. Prior to 1946 coins gently used in circulation only a handful of times hold value.

1942 Jefferson Nickel Front 1942 Jefferson Nickel Back

Year Mintage Good Fine Mint State
1938 P 19,515,365 $0.20 $1.10 $20.00
1938 D 5,376,000 $0.30 $2.20 $16.00
1938 S 4,105,000 $0.60 $3.20 $19.00
1939 P 120,627,535 $0.10 $0.60 $13.00
1939 D 3,514,000 $3.20 $14.00 $131.00
1939 S 6,630,000 $0.30 $5.60 $81.00
1940 P 176,499,158 $0.10 $0.40 $11.00
1940 D 43,540,000 $0.10 $0.60 $16.00
1940 S 39,690,000 $0.10 $0.60 $16.00
1941 P 203,283,720 $0.10 $0.30 $13.00
1941 D 53,432,000 $0.10 $0.40 $11.00
1941 S 43,445,000 $0.10 $0.60 $13.00
1942 P 49,818,600 $0.10 $0.50 $16.00
1942 D 13,938,000 $0.20 $2.20 $65.00
Jefferson Nickels
1938-Present

These 5-Cent United States Nickels are still in production today. The nickels feature Thomas Jefferson - the 3rd President of the United States.

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Year Mintage Good Fine Mint State
1942 P 57,900,600 $1.60 $3.30 $23.00
1942 S 32,900,000 $1.60 $3.30 $27.00
1943 P 271,165,000 $1.50 $3.30 $23.00
1943 D 15,294,000 $1.60 $4.30 $23.00
1943 S 104,060,000 $1.60 $3.00 $23.00
1944 P 119,150,000 $1.60 $3.30 $27.00
1944 D 32,309,000 $1.60 $3.30 $27.00
1944 S 21,640,000 $1.60 $3.30 $23.00
1945 P 119,408,100 $1.60 $3.30 $23.00
1945 D 37,158,000 $1.60 $3.30 $23.00
1945 S 58,939,000 $1.60 $3.30 $23.00


Jefferson Nickels
1946-Present

Jefferson Nickels minted after 1946 are only collectible if they are in "Mint State" or essentially perfect condition. Jefferson Nickels graded MS65 by PCGS or NCG carry a premium considering the cost to grade the coins.

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Year Mintage Mint State Graded PCGS MS65
1946 P 161,116,000 $0.80 $16.00
1946 D 45,292,200 $1.10 $13.00
1946 S 13,560,000 $1.10 $12.00
1947 P 95,000,000 $0.80 $13.00
1947 D 37,822,000 $1.00 $12.00
1947 S 24,720,000 $1.10 $13.00
1948 P 89,348,000 $1.10 $11.00
1948 D 44,734,000 $1.80 $11.00
1948 S 11,300,000 $1.70 $9.80
1949 P 60,652,000 $2.70 $16.00
1949 D 36,498,000 $1.70 $11.00
1949 S 9,716,000 $2.00 $11.00
1950 P 9,847,386 $2.20 $7.70
1950 D 2,630,030 $16.00 $22.00
1951 P 28,609,500 $3.20 $16.00
1951 D 20,460,000 $4.40 $12.00
1951 S 7,776,000 $1.70 $13.00
1952 P 64,069,980 $1.10 $9.80
1952 D 30,638,000 $3.80 $16.00
1952 S 20,572,000 $1.10 $13.00
1953 P 46,772,800 $0.30 $8.90
1953 D 59,878,600 $0.30 $9.80
1953 S 19,210,900 $0.80 $11.00
1954 P 47,917,350 $1.10 $16.00
1954 D 117,136,560 $0.70 $33.00
1954 S 29,384,000 $2.00 $16.00
1955 P 8,266,200 $0.80 $16.00
1955 D 74,464,100 $0.60 $22.00
1956 P 35,885,384 $0.60 $22.00
1956 D 67,222,940 $0.60 $22.00
1957 P 39,655,952 $0.60 $16.00
1957 D 136,828,900 $0.60 $16.00
1958 P 17,963,652 $0.70 $13.00
1958 D 168,249,120 $0.40 $13.00
1959 P 28,397,291 $0.30 $11.00
1959 D 160,738,240 $0.30 $8.90
1960 P 57,107,602 $0.30 $8.90
1960 D 192,582,180 $0.30 $11.00
1961 P 76,668,244 $0.30 $22.00
1961 D 229,342,760 $0.30 $22.00
1962 P 110,602,019 $0.30 $11.00
1962 D 280,195,720 $0.30 $33.00
1963 P 178,851,645 $0.30 $11.00
1963 D 276,829,460 $0.30 $33.00
1964 P 1,028,622,762 $0.30 $8.90
1964 D 1,787,297,160 $0.30 $5.60
1965 P 136,131,380 $0.30 $5.60
1966 P 156,208,283 $0.30 $5.60
1967 P 107,325,800 $0.30 $5.60
1968 D 91,227,880 $0.30 $5.60
1968 S 100,396,004 $0.30 $5.60
1969 D 202,807,500 $0.30 $4.40
1969 S 123,099,631 $0.30 $2.20
1970 D 515,485,380 $0.30 $11.00
1970 S 241,464,814 $0.30 $8.90
1971 P 106,884,000 $0.80 $3.20
1971 D 316,144,800 $0.30 $3.20
1972 P 202,036,000 $0.30 $3.20
1972 D 351,694,600 $0.30 $3.20
1973 P 384,396,000 $0.30 $3.20
1973 D 261,405,000 $0.30 $3.20
1974 P 601,752,000 $0.30 $3.20
1974 D 277,373,000 $0.30 $3.20
1975 P 181,772,000 $0.60 $3.20
1975 D 401,875,300 $0.30 $3.20
1976 P 367,124,000 $0.50 $3.20
1976 D 563,964,147 $0.50 $3.20
1977 P 585,376,000 $0.30 $3.20
1977 D 297,313,460 $0.60 $3.20
1978 P 391,308,000 $0.30 $3.20
1978 D 313,092,780 $0.30 $3.20
1979 P 463,188,000 $0.30 $3.20
1979 D 325,867,672 $0.30 $4.40
1980 P 593,004,000 $0.30 $4.40
1980 D 502,323,448 $0.30 $3.20
1981 P 657,504,000 $0.30 $3.20
1981 D 364,801,843 $0.30 $3.20
1982 P 292,355,000 $5.60 $11.00
1982 D 373,726,544 $2.20 $6.50
1983 P 561,615,000 $2.20 $9.80
1983 D 536,726,276 $1.70 $4.40
1984 P 746,769,000 $1.10 $3.20
1984 D 517,675,146 $0.30 $3.20
1985 P 647,114,962 $0.60 $3.20
1985 D 459,747,446 $0.60 $3.20
1986 P 536,883,483 $0.60 $3.20
1986 D 361,819,140 $1.10 $3.00
1987 P 371,499,481 $0.30 $3.00
1987 D 410,590,604 $0.30 $3.80
1988 P 771,360,000 $0.30 $3.20
1988 D 663,771,652 $0.30 $3.20
1989 P 898,812,000 $0.30 $3.00
1989 D 570,842,474 $0.30 $3.00
1990 P 661,636,000 $0.30 $3.00
1990 D 663,938,503 $0.30 $3.00
1991 P 614,104,000 $0.30 $3.00
1991 D 436,496,678 $0.30 $3.00
1992 P 399,552,000 $1.70 $2.70
1992 D 450,565,113 $0.30 $1.10
1993 P 412,076,000 $0.30 $1.10
1993 D 406,084,135 $0.30 $1.10
1994 P 722,160,000 $0.30 $2.70
1994 D 715,762,110 $0.30 $1.10
1995 P 774,156,000 $0.30 $1.10
1995 D 888,112,000 $0.60 $1.10
1996 P 829,332,000 $0.30 $1.10
1996 D 817,736,000 $0.30 $1.10
1997 P 470,972,000 $0.60 $1.10
1997 D 466,640,000 $1.10 $2.20
1998 P 688,292,000 $0.40 $1.10
1998 D 635,380,000 $0.40 $1.10
1999 P 1,212,000,000 $0.30 $1.10
1999 D 1,066,720,000 $0.30 $1.10
2000 P 846,240,000 $0.30 $1.10
2000 D 1,509,220,000 $0.30 $1.10
2001 P 675,704,000 $0.30 $1.10
2001 D 627,680,000 $0.30 $1.10
2002 P 529,280,000 $0.30 $1.10
2002 D 691,200,000 $0.30 $1.10
2003 P 441,840,000 $0.30 $1.10
2003 D 383,040,000 $0.30 $1.10


Westward Journey Jefferson Nickels
2004-2005

The famed Lewis & Clark Expedition occured during Thomas Jefferson's exploring the western United States.

Westward Journey Jefferson Nickel Set

Year Series Mintage Mint State Graded PCGS MS65
2004 P Peace Medal 361,440,000 $0.30 $12.00
2004 D Peace Medal 372,000,000 $0.30 $12.00
2004 P Keelboat 366,720,000 $0.30 $12.00
2004 D Keelboat 344,880,000 $0.30 $12.00
2005 P American Bison 448,320,000 $0.40 $15.00
2005 D American Bison 487,680,000 $0.40 $15.00
2005 P Ocean View 394,080,000 $0.30 $12.00
2005 D Ocean View 411,120,000 $0.30 $12.00


Return to Monticello Jefferson Nickels
2006-Present

The reverse of these Jefferson Nickel retuns to the original Monticello desin - therefore these nickels are referred to as the "Return to Monticello" Jefferson Nickels. The front of the coin still features Thomas Jefferson, but in a new design that features the front of his face versus a side profile on previous versions.

2021 Return to Monticello Jefferson Nickel

Year Mintage Mint State Graded PCGS MS66 FS
2006 P 693,120,000 $0.30 $40.00
2006 D 809,280,000 $0.30 $40.00
2007 P 571,680,000 $0.30 $40.00
2007 D 626,160,000 $0.30 $40.00
2008 P 279,840,000 $0.30 $40.00
2008 D 345,600,000 $0.30 $40.00
2009 P 39,840,000 $0.30 $40.00
2009 D 46,800,000 $0.30 $40.00
2010 P 260,640,000 $0.30 $40.00
2010 D 229,920,000 $0.30 $40.00
2011 P 450,000,000 $0.30 $40.00
2011 D 540,240,000 $0.30 $40.00
2012 P 464,640,000 $0.30 $40.00
2012 D 558,960,000 $0.30 $40.00
2013 P 607,440,000 $0.30 $40.00
2013 D 615,600,000 $0.30 $40.00
2014 P 635,520,000 $0.30 $40.00
2014 D 570,720,000 $0.30 $40.00
2015 P 752,880,000 $0.30 $40.00
2015 D 846,720,000 $0.30 $40.00
2016 P 786,960,000 $0.30 $40.00
2016 D 759,600,000 $0.30 $40.00
2017 P 710,160,000 $0.30 $40.00
2017 D 663,120,000 $0.30 $40.00
2018 P 629,520,000 $0.30 $40.00
2018 D 626,880,000 $0.30 $40.00
2019 P 567,854,400 $0.30 $40.00
2019 D 527,040,000 $0.30 $40.00
2020 P 785,500,000 $0.30 $40.00
2020 D 837,600,000 $0.30 $40.00
2021 P TBD $0.30 $40.00
2021 D TBD $0.30 $40.00

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