BU & Proof JEFFERSON NICKELS

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Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof

 Date      Inv #    Price         Date      Inv #    Price         Date      Inv #    Price          
 1938      05901    19.95         1965       05972     0.50         1992p       05824     1.95
 1938d     05902    12.50         1965 SMS   03713     1.00         1992d       05825     0.50
 1938s     05903    12.50         1966       05973     0.50         1992s Prf   03745     1.50
 1939      05904     6.95         1966 SMS   03714     1.00         1993p       05826     0.75
 1939d     05905   139.95         1967       05974     0.75         1993d       05827     0.95
 1939s     05906   112.50         1967 SMS   03715     1.50         1993s Prf   03747     1.50
 1940      05907     5.95         1968d      05975     0.50         1994p       05828     0.50
 1940d     05908     4.95         1968s      05976     0.50         1994d       05829     0.50
 1940s     05909    11.95         1968s Prf  03716     1.00         1994s Prf   03749     1.50
 1941      05910     7.95         1969d      05977     0.50         1995p       05830     0.75
 1941d     05911    12.95         1969s      05978     0.50         1995d       05831     1.00
 1941s     05912    14.95         1969s Prf  03717     1.00         1995s Prf   03751     1.95
 1942      05913    14.95         1970d      05979     0.50         1996p       05832     0.50
 1942d     05914    97.50         1970s      05980     0.50         1996d       05833     0.50
 1942p     05915    24.95         1970s Prf  03718     1.00         1996s Prf   03753     1.95
 1942s     05916    19.95         1971       05981     1.00         1997p       05834     0.95
 1943      05917     9.95         1971d      05982     0.50         1997d       05835     2.95
 1943d     05918     6.95         1971s Prf  03719     1.95         1997s Prf   03755     1.95
 1943s     05919    12.50         1972       05983     0.50         1998p       05836     1.00
 1944p     05920    27.50         1972d      05984     0.50         1998d       05837     1.00
 1944d     05921    27.50         1972s Prf  03720     1.95         1998s Prf   03757     1.95
 1944s     05922    22.50         1973       05985     0.50         1999p       05838     0.75
 1945p     05923    12.50         1973d      05986     0.50         1999d       05839     0.50
 1945d     05924     9.95         1973s Prf  03721     1.00         1999s Prf   03759     1.95
 1945s     05925     7.50         1974       05987     0.50         2000p       05840     0.50
 1946      05926     3.95         1974d      05988     0.50         2000d       05841     0.50
 1946d     05927     3.95         1974s Prf  03722     1.00         2000s Prf   03761     1.00
 1946s     05928     1.95         1975       05989     0.75         2001p       05842     0.75
 1947      05929     2.95         1975d      05990     0.50         2001d       05843     0.75
 1947d     05930     2.95         1975s Prf  03723     1.50         2001s Prf   03763     1.00
 1947s     05931     2.95         1976       05991     0.75         2002p       05844     0.50
 1948      05932     2.50         1976d      05992     0.75         2002d       05845     0.50
 1948d     05933     6.95         1976s Prf  03724     1.00         2002s Prf   03765     1.50
 1948s     05934     3.50         1977       05993     0.50         2003p       05846     0.95
 1949      05935    12.95         1977d      05994     0.50         2003d       05847     0.50
 1949d     05936     8.95         1977s Prf  03727     1.00         2003s Prf   03767     1.95
 1949s     05937     5.95         1978       05995     0.50         PEACE MEDAL
 1950      05938     3.95         1978d      05996     0.50         2004p       05848     0.95
 1950d     05939    14.95         1978s Prf  03728     1.00         2004d       05849     0.75
 1951      05940     9.95         1979       05997     0.50         2004s Prf   03769     4.95
 1951d     05941     9.95         1979d      05998     0.50         KEELBOAT
 1951s     05942    10.95         1979s1 Prf 03729     1.00         2004p       05850     0.50
 1952      05943     5.95         1979s2 Prf 03730     1.50         2004d       05851     0.50        
 1952d     05944     8.95         1980p      05999     0.50         2004s Prf   03770     4.95
 1952s     05945     1.95         1980d      05801     0.50         AMERICAN BISON
 1953      05946     1.00         1980s Prf  03731     1.00         2005p       05852     0.50
 1953d     05947     1.00         1981p      05802     0.50         2005d       05853     0.50
 1953s     05948     1.95         1981d      05803     0.50         2005s Prf   03771     2.95
 1954      05949     2.50         1981s1 Prf 03732     1.00         OCEAN IN VIEW
 1954d     05950     1.50         1981s2 Prf 03733     1.95         2005p       05854     0.50
 1954s     05951     1.50         1982p      05804    14.95         2005d       05855     0.50
 1955      05952     1.50         1982d      05805     3.95         2005s Prf   03772     2.95
 1955d     05953     0.75         1982s Prf  03734     1.95         
 1956      05954     0.50         1983p      05806     4.95         2006p       05856     0.50
 1956 Prf  03703     2.95         1983d      05807     4.95         2006d       05857     0.50
 1956d     05955     0.75         1983s Prf  03736     1.95         2006s Prf   03773     2.95
 1957      05956     1.00         1984p      05808     1.00         2007p       05858     0.50
 1957 Prf  03704     1.95         1984d      05809     0.50         2007d       05859     0.50
 1957d     05957     0.50         1984s Prf  03737     1.95         2007s Prf   03775     1.95
 1958      05958     0.50         1985p      05810     0.75         2008p       05860     0.50
 1958 Prf  03705     9.95         1985d      05811     0.50         2008d       05861     0.50
 1958d     05959     0.50         1985s Prf  03738     1.95         2008s Prf   03777     2.50        
 1959      05960     0.50         1986p      05812     0.50         2009p       05862     5.95
 1959 Prf  03706     1.50         1986d      05813     1.00         2009d       05863     2.50
 1959d     05961     0.50         1986s Prf  03739     2.95         2009s Prf   03779     1.95
 1960      05962     0.50         1987p      05814     0.50         2010p       05864     0.50
 1960 Prf  03707     1.00         1987d      05815     0.50         2010d       05865     0.50
 1960d     05963     0.50         1987s Prf  03740     1.50         2010s Prf   03782     2.95
 1961      05964     0.50         1988p      05816     0.50         2011p       05866     0.50
 1961 Prf  03709     1.00         1988d      05817     0.50         2011d       05867     0.50
 1961d     05965     0.50         1988s Prf  03741     2.50         2011s Prf   03783     5.95
 1962      05966     0.50         1989p      05818     0.50         2012p       05868     0.50
 1962 Prf  03710     1.00         1989d      05819     0.50         2012d       05869     0.50
 1962d     05967     0.50         1989s Prf  03742     1.95         2012s Prf   03784     3.95
 1963      05968     0.50         1990p      05820     0.75         2013p       05870     0.50
 1963 Prf  03711     1.00         1990d      05821     0.50         2013d       05871     0.50
 1963d     05969     0.50         1990s Prf  03743     2.50         2013s Prf   03785     2.50
 1964      05970     0.50         1991p      05822     0.75         2014p       05872     0.50                
 1964 Prf  03712     1.00         1991d      05823     0.75         2014d       05873     0.50               
 1964d     05971     0.50         1991s Prf  03744     1.95         2014s Prf   03786     2.50

Circulated Jefferson Nickels


The History of the Jefferson Nickel (1938-present):

The first Jefferson Five Cent Piece was issued in 1938. The obverse design of Thomas Jefferson has remained unchanged and is still in use today. Likewise, the original reverse design of Monticello is still current. The mint mark however has undergone some changes over the years.

The mint mark on Jefferson Five Cent Pieces from 1938 to midway through 1942 was located on the right side of the reverse between Monticello and the rim. When the composition changed in 1942, the mint mark was enlarged considerably and moved to the field above Monticello. These 1942-1945 wartime silver issues marked the first use of a P mint mark on a United States coin. In 1946 the original mint mark location was resumed. Jefferson Five Cent Pieces from 1968 to the present have their mint mark on the obverse, near the rim, just below the last digit in the date. Nickels struck in Philadelphia from 1938 - 1942 and from 1946 - 1979 bear no mint mark.

The Jefferson Five Cent Piece was designed by Felix Schlag. His initials, F S, which were added in 1966, appear on the obverse near the rim under the bust of Jefferson. Schlag was the winner of $1,000.00, and the honor to put his design on the new nickel five cent piece, in an open design competition.

The Jefferson Five Cent Piece was originally composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel. This composition was used until midway through 1942. During that time the nickel was needed for the war effort so the composition was changed to 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese. In 1946, after WWII had ended, the original composition was resumed. Jefferson Five Cent Pieces have a weight of 5.00 grams, a diameter of 21.2 mm and a plain edge. Jefferson Five Cent Pieces were struck in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. (five cent pieces struck in Philadelphia from 1938 - 1942 and 1946 - 1979 bear no mint mark).


Key to abbreviations used on this page:

BU (Brilliant Uncirculated): A strictly uncirculated coin with attractive mint luster but noticeable detracting contact marks or minor blemishes.

D (Denver): The 'D' mint mark, location depends on date of issue, see Paragraph 2 above.

S (San Francisco): The 'S' mint mark, location depends on date of issue, see Paragraph 2 above.

P (Philadelphia): The 'P' mint mark, location depends on date of issue, see Paragraph 2 above.

Prf: Refers to Proof coins.

SMS (Special Mint Set): Made 1965-1967 at the Philadelphia Mint. No Proof Sets were produced these years.

1 and 2: The 1979 Type 1 coins have a "filled S" which was hard to read. The die was re-cut creating the Type 2 or "clear S." Similarly, in 1981, the dies for the coins were re-cut creating a Type 1 (Rounded S) and a Type 2 (Flat S).


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