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Jefferson Nickel Value 1938-Present

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
1938
19,496,000
$1.00
$31
$94
$345
$84
$345
——
——-
1938-D
5,376,000
$1.50
$86
$99
$129
——
——
——
——-
1938-S
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

Nickels

 

Buffalo Nickel Value 1913-38

Buffalo Nickel Value
Buffalo Nickel Type 2 (On A Plain) Reverse Mint State (MS)
Buffalo Nickel Value
1913 Buffalo Nickel Type 1 Reverse (On A Mound)

Mint state and key date listed Buffalo 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.

Buffalo Nickel value by date and mint:

Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
G
VG
F
VF
EF
AU
MS63
Type I “On A Mound”
1913-P
30,992,000
$10
$14
$16
$18
$23
$30
$55
1913-D
5,337,000
$13
$21
$24
$32
$35
$53
$79
1913-S
2,105,000
$40
$45
$47
$49
$55
$85
$140
Type 2 “On A Plain”
1913
29,857,186
$9
$12
$14
$16
$21
$28
$52
1913-D
4,156,000
$74
$97
$116
$130
$149
$204
$309
1913-S
1,209,000
$228
$281
$320
$352
$462
$581
$1006
1914
20,664,463
$18
$21
$25
$31
$34
$46
$83
1914/3 Over Date
Inc. above
$283
$432
$652
$764
$1494
$3737
1914-D
3,912,000
$58
$87
$108
$135
$247
$308
$549
1914-S
3,470,000
$24
$39
$47
$52
$91
$144
$316
1915
20,986,220
$5
$9
$11
$14
$27
$52
$75
1915-D
7,569,000
$18
$31
$44
$62
$105
$178
$289
1915-S
1,505,000
$45
$59
$82
$156
$245
$407
$820
1916
63,497,466
$5
$8
$9
$11
$16
$39
$86
1916 Double Die Obv
Inc. above
$3612
$6420
$8875
$13512
$20843
$30331
$160000
1916-D
13,333,000
$15
$28
$31
$42
$68
$107
$213
1916-S
11,860,000
$13
$15
$21
$35
$56
$126
$215
1917
51,424,019
$6
$8
$9
$11
$18
$39
$135
1917-D
9,910,000
$16
$32
$51
$59
$144
$245
$640
1917-S
4,193,000
$21
$40
$63
$109
$169
$430
$1374
1918
32,086,314
$5
$7
$10
$18
$37
$91
$232
1918-D
8,362,000
$22
$33
$43
$125
$192
$397
$837
1918-D 8/7 Over Date
Inc. above
$905
$1624
$2343
$5066
$7474
$17393
$44319
1918-S
4,882,000
$15
$28
$52
$91
$136
$369
$1978
1919
60,868,000
$2
$3
$4
$9
$17
$45
$91
1919-D
8,006,000
$16
$34
$50
$113
$212
$363
$1495
1919-S
7,521,000
$8
$23
$54
$94
$224
$374
$1643
1920
63,093,000
$1.50
$2.5
$3
$9
$18
$58
$124
1920-D
9,418,000
$9
$19
$46
$98
$180
$366
$1028
1920-S
9,689,000
$5
$12
$21
$76
$155
$282
$1849
1921
10,663,000
$4
$7
$10
$27
$53
$95
$253
1921-S
1,557,000
$59
$74
$123
$292
$977
$1308
$2875
1923
35,715,000
$1.50
$3
$5
$7
$19
$55
$122
1923-S
6,142,000
$7
$12
$32
$126
$229
$352
$747
1924
21,620,000
$1.25
$2
$4
$10
$25
$82
$167
1924-D
  5,258,000
$8
$14
$36
$93
$167
$330
$739
1924-S
1,437,000
$17
$30
$72
$242
$883
$1480
$3201
1925
35,565,100
$2
$3
$4
$10
$23
$55
$94
1925-D
4,450,000
$9
$21
$39
$75
$155
$335
$768
1925-S
6,256,000
$4
$10
$22
$103
$166
$354
$1437
1926
44,693,000
$1
$2
$3
$7
$10
$33
$55
1926-D
5,638,000
$10
$17
$29
$96
$172
$284
$459
1926-S
970,000
$22
$46
$110
$265
$869
$4197
$8337
1927
37,981,000
$1
$1.5
$2
$4
$12
$33
$78
1927-D
5,730,000
$2
$6
$11
$38
$67
$128
$334
1927-S
3,430,000
$1.50
$3
$6
$38
$116
$209
$1874
1928
23,411,000
$1
$2
$3
$6
$15
$39
$52
1928-D
6,436,000
$1.50
$3
$4
$17
$42
$58
$91
1928-S
6,936,000
$1.50
$2.50
$4
$12
$44
$217
$495
1929
36,446,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$14
$20
$61
1929-D
8,370,000
$1
$2
$3
$9
$35
$48
$104
1929-S
7,754,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$18
$32
$85
1930
22,849,000
$1
$1.50
$2.50
$5
$12
$29
$53
1930-S
5,435,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$14
$37
$112
1931-S
1,200,000
$14
$18
$20
$24
$31
$44
$86
1934
20,213,003
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$12
$19
$47
1934-D
7,480,000
$1.50
$3
$5
$11
$23
$54
$86
1935
58,264,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$5
$18
$33
1935 Double Die Rev
Inc. above
$42
$67
$91
$301
$580
$1667
$5462
1935-D
12,092,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$8
$21
$47
$72
1935-S
10,300,000
$1
$1.50
$3
$5
$7
$23
$57
1936
118,997,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$4
$13
$32
1936-D
24,814,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$4
$5
$15
$32
1936-D 3 1/2 Legs
Inc. above
$1175
$1423
$1710
$3334
$4504
1936-S
14,930,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$7
$22
$31
1936 Satin Proof
1936 Brilliant Proof
1937
79,480,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$4
$9
$23
1937-D
17,826,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$5
$10
$26
Inc. above
$356
$528
$617
$646
$779
$1214
$5246
1937-S
5,635,000
$1
$1.50
$2
$3
$4
$12
$27
1938-D
7,020,000
$3
$6
$8
$9
$13
$16
$19
1938-D/D (RPM)
Inc. above
$9
$13
$14
$16
$18
$32
$38
1938-D/S (RPM)
Inc. above
$5
$8
$11
$15
$21
$42
$52

Buffalo Nickel Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

As popular as this coin series is the value for most Buffalo Nickels is .25 cents and up, since most dates are common; and many found have no dates or partial dates. So a Buffalo Nickel value is highest when the coin has a full date and no damage or uncleaned. It seems this series is plagued with coins that have scratches and a scratch will decrease the value.

You have two different reverse types for Buffalo Nickels, one is called “On A Mound” Type 1 and “On A Plane” Type 2 with the Type 1 is dated 1913 only and all three mints struck this type. (If you see a no date Buffalo Nickel and the reverse is Type 1 then it’s dated 1913). The 1913-S Type 1 is most rare and value starts at $50.

The 1913-S Type 2 is the key date based on mintage alone and value begins at $300. 1913 through 1918 are decent dates even in the lowest grades, and so are D (Denver) and S (San Francisco) mint mark coins from 1919 through 1926, these better dates start their value at $10 to $20 each. The 1921-S is a semi-key date and value starts at $60.

Proofs were minted in the years 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1935, 1936, 1937 and a Special Proof dated 1927 with the FIVE CENTS in a recess. Buffalo Nickel value for proofs begins $700 but the 1927 SP is worth $50,0000 and up.

Grade – Condition:

As stated before condition is important and coins with full dates, and full horns bring the most premium and obviously key dates rise in value more than common dates as the grade increases. However these coins, of any date, start to become rare in AU (About Uncirculated) and MS (Mint State examples are even more rare.

You can’t buy a Buffalo Nickel in MS condition for less than $50 and most go well over $100, and this stands to reason since most Buffalo Nickels are found worn, scratched and with only part of their dates showing.

Buffalo Nickel Value G4
G4 Buffalo Nickel

Varieties:

Buffalo Nickels are most famous for their valuable varieties and most notable and well known is the 1937-D Three Leg that’s has a beginning value of $350, but this is not the most valuable Buffalo Nickel variety; the 1916 DDO (Doubled Die Obverse) holds that title with a beginning value of $3,000+, depending on if the coin is certified or not.

You also have the 1914/3 Over Date, 1918/7-D Over Date, 1936-D 3 1/2 Legs and a few more minor varieties to look for; I recommend buying the Cherry Picker’s Guide and visiting sites like CONECA to learn different varieties not listed here.

Specifications:
Designer: James Earle Fraser
Diameter: 21.2 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 75%, Nickel – 25%
Weight: 5 grams
Edge: Plain
Mint mark: None (for Philadelphia) on the reverse below FIVE CENTS.

Nickels

 

Shield Nickel Value 1866-1883

Shield Nickel Value
Mint State Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel Value with rays
1866 Shield Nickel With Rays

Shield Nickel Value By Date

Mint state and key date listed Shield 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.

Date/Mint
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
PR63
PR65
1866
14,742,500
$30
$55
$60
$150
$216
$375
$1680
$1610
$2670
1866/1866 RPD
Inc. above
$60
$190
$250
$625
$1510
$2900
$
$
$
1867
2,019,000
$36
$75
$130
$160
$245
$47-
$2990
$26450
$65550
No Rays
1867
28,890,500
$10
$20
$40
$50
$130
$170
$610
$780
$1640
1868
28,817,000
$10
$20
$30
$50
$100
$200
$560
$335
$1420
1869
16,395,000
$10
$30
$40
$55
$110
$230
$600
$420
$740
1870
4,806,000
$20
$30
$50
$100
$170
$310
$1255
$380
$930
1871
561,000
$70
$140
$155
$180
$400
$510
$1982
$350
$930
1872
6,036,000
$20
$50
$70
$120
$156
$240
$1100
$300
$630
1873 Closed 3
4,550,000
$20
$70
$90
$130
$290
$510
$2350
$280
$685
1873 Open 3
Inc. above
$20
$57
$60
$86
$160
$326
$1780
$
$
1874
3,538,000
$25
$60
$70
$110
$140
$260
$1390
$330
$625
1875
2,097,000
$30
$90
$100
$140
$210
$310
$1100
$390
$1268
1876
2,530,000
$30
$80
$90
$130
$150
$360
$1100
$300
$1120
1877
Proof Only
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$2960
$4130
1878
Proof Only
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$1360
$1580
1879
25,900
$330
$570
$650
$760
$1430
$2000
$2370
$500
$740
1880
16,000
$430
$835
$1570
$2150
$4680
$6610
$46000
$460
$696
1881
68,800
$225
$460
$560
$580
$820
$1430
$2040
$330
$650
1882
11,472,900
$20
$30
$40
$50
$100
$180
$490
$280
$560
1883
1,451,500
$20
$30
$40
$60
$100
$190
$565
$320
$620
1883/2
Inc. above
$240
$590
$680
$1240
$1520
$1880
$11090
$
$

Shield Nickel Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

The 1880 is the key date boasting the lowest mintage and it’s value starts at approximately $800 followed by 1879 (starts at $300), 1881 (starts at $200) and then you have the semi-key 1871 with a starting value of $70. The values for these are coins that have not been cleaned or damaged in any way.

1877 and 1878 are proof only issues and they’re both worth at least $2,000 each.

Grade – Condition:

You can buy the common date Shield Nickels for less than $20 in AG3 (About Good) and $20 to $30 in G4 to VG8, but dates like the 1866, 1867 With Rays, 1875 and 1876 are a little less in mintage as common dates and they will bring more than $30 in problem free VG and continue to climb each grade.

Almost all dates are worth at least $100 in AU (About Uncirculated) and most are worth much more like the 1871 is $400 in AU (About Uncirculated), so the lower the mintage and the higher the grade, the more the value. All dates are worth several hundred dollars when found in MS (Mint State) but watch out for coins that look MS but are actually AU58. You should buy graded MS examples until you can trust your own grading skills and find an honest and knowledgeable dealer.

Shield Nickel Value G4
G4 Shield Nickel

Varieties:

There’s a few reverse hub varieties as well as a few other variety types but they’re too confusing to go into detail here, but Cherry Picker’s Guide Volume I by Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton is a great resource. I will mention the most popularly known varieties below.

The 1866 and 1867 Type I have reverse rays and then 1867 to 1883 don’t have rays, but it’s the 67′ with rays that’s worth the most and starts at $40 in the low grades, then you have the  1873 Open and Closed 3 with the closed 3 being the most rare and the value starts at $50.

Another well known and popular variety is the 1883/2 and it’s worth $250 in the low grade of G4.

Specifications:
Designer: James B. Longacre
Diameter: 20.5 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 75%, Nickel – 25%
Weight: 5 grams
Edge: Plain
Mint mark: None (for Philadelphia)

 

Shield Nickel Value By Date And Mint Mark:

1866
1866/66
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873 Open 3
1873 Closed 3
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883

Liberty V Nickel Value 1883-1912

Liberty V Nickel value
Mint State Liberty V Nickel
1912-S Liberty Nickel Value
1912-S Liberty V Nickel Mint Mark Location

Liberty V Nickel Value By Date

Mint state and key date listed Liberty V 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.

Date/Mint
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
1883 No CENTS
$7
$10
$15
$20
$25
$55
1883 With CENTS
$16
$40
$60
$70
$115
$180
1884
$18
$40
$60
$70
$136
$300
1885
$420
$630
$940
$1390
$1610
$3690
1886
$200
$280
$510
$650
$950
$1100
1887
$10
$36
$55
$80
$100
$180
1888
$24
$70
$130
$140
$200
$300
1889
$10
$34
$55
$80
$100
$180
1890
$10
$30
$50
$75
$100
$220
1891
$6
$30
$45
$70
$130
$180
1892
$5
$25
$45
$70
$100
$190
1893
$5
$26
$40
$70
$100
$150
1894
$15
$90
$130
$156
$270
$400
1895
$5
$20
$40
$76
$130
$255
1896
$7
$40
$70
$115
$146
$250
1897
$3
$10
$30
$50
$80
$150
1898
$3
$10
$30
$50
$100
$136
1899
$2
$10
$20
$36
$75
$100
1900
.50
$5
$14
$34
$60
$130
1901
.50
$5
$14
$30
$50
$130
1902
.50
$5
$14
$30
$60
$120
1903
.50
$5
$14
$30
$60
$120
1904
.50
$5
$13
$30
$70
$100
1905
.50
$5
$12
$30
$60
$120
1906
.50
$5
$12
$30
$60
$130
1907
.50
$5
$12
$30
$60
$120
1908
.50
$5
$12
$30
$60
$120
1909
$1
$4
$14
$35
$110
$150
1910
.50
$5
$12
$30
$55
$100
1911
.50
$5
$12
$30
$60
$110
1912
.50
$5
$12
$30
$50
$120
1912-D
$3
$12
$40
$90
$210
$310
$130
$200
$425
$940
$1550
$2040
1913
 $5 Mill+

Liberty V Nickel Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

1885 (starts at $400) is the key date of this series and followed closely by the 1886 (value starts at $200) and 1912-S (value starts at $140) and the semi-key dates are the 1883 With CENTS, 1888, 1894 and 1912-D and they start in value from $15 to $20. The exception is the 1912-D, it’s beginning value is under $10 but rises fast as the grade increases.

Common date Liberty V Nickel value begins at .50 for any date after 1899; since 1900 through 1912 (without a mint mark) are the highest mintage years. You can get $1 and up for common dates before 1899, but any coin that’s extremely worn or partial and no date will realize less premium. Nick-A-Date (acid date) coins are devalued tremendously even if they’re dated 1885.

Grade – Condition:

Liberty V Nickel value in G4 (Good) depends on the date’s mintage and they begin at .50 to a $1, but most examples will be found in lesser grades of AG3 (About Good) and even PO1 (Poor) FR2 (Fair) and are worth less than .50 cents.

Key dates are worth much more but if you can find them with at least the last two digits visible or don’t care about an acid date example then you can find a decent bargain. The dates 1909 and 1912-D jump in value for AU (about uncirculated) and the key dates 1885 and 1912-S are worth over $1,500 in AU and with the exception of 1886 and 1885, most dates before 1900 is worth at least $100 in that grade.

Dates after 1900, except for the better dates previously mentioned, are worth an average of $60 in the about uncirculated grades. All dates are worth at least $100 in MS (Mint State) grades and anything in MS65 or better is worth several hundred and up to thousands of dollars.

Each date has a proof version and they’re worth several hundred dollars and up and the 1913 is rare with only 5 known and it’s worth upward of 4.5 million dollars.

Liberty V Nickel Value G4
Liberty V Nickel G4

Varieties:

Not much in the way of popular varieties but there’s still some valuable varieties to look for; so look for repunched dates (RPD) and doubled dies reverse (DDR).

Specifications:
Designer: Charles E. Barber
Diameter: 21.2 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 75%, Nickel – 25%
Weight: 5 grams
Edge: Plain
Mint mark: None (for Philadelphia) on the reverse below the button to the left of CENTS, and S for San Francisco Mint and is only on 1912 and D for Denver Mint and only on the 1912 and is a key date of the series.

Liberty V Nickel Value By Date And Mint

1883 No Cent
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1900
1910
1911
1912
1912-S
1912-D