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(1938-2003) Jefferson Nickel Coin

CoinTrapTM Commentary: First released to the public in January of 1938, the Jefferson Nickel design was the result of a mint-sponsored contest, in which Felix Schlag prevailed. His design includes a stately bust of Thomas Jefferson on the obverse of the coin. The reverse illustrates Jefferson’s Virginia estate, named Monticello. Until 2003, the design remained virtually unchanged, making it perhaps one of the most recognizable and beloved coins in U.S. history.

Coin Value: What is the value of your Jefferson Nickel coin?  It all depends on a few important factors. The Jefferson nickel coin worth or value depends on these main factors: (1) your coin’s grade, (2) whether it is a proof coin (Deep Cameo or DCAM) having a mirror-like polished finish, (3) whether it is a silver version, (4) the mint (P for Philadelphia, S for San Francisco, and D for Denver), and (5) scarcity/demand. Regarding your coin’s grade, it has become a standard in the field of numismatics (coin collecting) to grade coins on a point-scale from 1 (poor) to 70 (perfect).  This is also referred to as the “Mint State” or just “MS” for short. Click here to find the up-to-date estimated value of your Jefferson Nickel coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS®), which takes the factors mentioned above into account*. If you do not know the grade of your Jefferson Nickel coin, you can take it to your local coin dealer and ask that they have it graded at one of the three major coin grading services.

Jefferson Nickel Coin Mint Years: 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Jefferson Nickel - Obverse

Jefferson Nickel - Reverse

Obverse - Jefferson Nickel Coin

Engraver: Felix Schlag

Reverse - Jefferson Nickel Coin

Engraver: Felix Schlag

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    The Jefferson Nickel was brought into circulation as a result of a mint-sponsored contest, in which Felix Schlag’s design was selected.

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