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How much are my U.S. Jefferson Nickels worth?

About Jefferson Nickels

The first Jefferson nickels were coined in 1938 and remain in production to the present. The nickel was designed by Felix Schlag, whose artwork for the coin was selected in a competition in which 390 artists submitted designs; Schlag's entry won him an award of $1,000.

While the Jefferson nickel is among the nation?s longest-running coin series, it offers very few major regular-issue rarities. The 1939-D and 1950-D issues are the scarcest coins in terms of overall mintage, though these are relatively affordable in all circulated grades and even in most uncirculated grades. Among the significant business-strike varieties are the 1939 Doubled Monticello, 1942-D Over Horizontal D, 1943-P 3/2, 1943-P Doubled Eye, 1945-P doubled reverse, 1954-S S Over D, and 1955-D D Over S.

The 1971 No-S proof Jefferson nickel is a rare variety that crosses into four-figure territory on the higher end of the grading spectrum, while the 1994-P and 1997-P special strikes are among the most valuable issues from recent years. From 2004 through 2005, the series was used as a canvas for special bicentennial issues honoring the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. When the regular design was resumed in 2006, a new three-quarters profile of Jefferson by Jamie Franki and sculpted by Donna Weaver debuted on the obverse.

Regular-strike Jefferson nickels featuring five or six full steps across the bottom of Monticello are significantly scarcer than examples showing softness in the strike across this area of the reverse. So scarce are these so-called Full Steps Jefferson nickels that none are known for some dates above MS65.



U.S. Coin Values

1938 5c MS

Mintage: 19,496,000

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1938-D Jefferson 5c MS

Mintage: 5,376,000

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1938-S 5c MS

Mintage: 4,105,000

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1939 5c MS Reverse of 1938

Mintage: 120,615,000

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1939 5c MS Doubled Monticello

Mintage: 120,615,000

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1939 5c MS Reverse of 1940

Mintage: 120,615,000

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1939-D 5c MS Reverse of 1938

Mintage: 35,140,000

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1939-D 5c MS Reverse of 1940

Mintage: 35,140,000

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1939-S 5c MS Reverse of 1938

Mintage: 6,630,000

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1939-S 5c MS Reverse of 1940

Mintage: 6,630,000

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1940 5c MS

Mintage: 176,485,000

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1940-D 5c MS

Mintage: 43,540,000

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1940-S 5c MS

Mintage: 39,690,000

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1941 5c MS

Mintage: 203,265,000

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1941-D 5c MS

Mintage: 53,432,000

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1941-S 5c MS

Mintage: 43,445,000

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1942 5c MS Type 1

Mintage: 49,789,000

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1942-D 5c MS

Mintage: 13,938,000

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1942-D/Horiz D 5C MS

Mintage: 13,938,000

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1942-P 5c MS Type 2, Silver

Mintage: 57,873,000

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1942-S 5c MS

Mintage: 32,900,000

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1943-P 5c MS

Mintage: 271,165,000

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1943/2-P 5c MS

Mintage: 271,165,000

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1943-P 5C MS Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 271,165,000

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1943-D 5c MS

Mintage: 15,294,000

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1943-S 5c MS

Mintage: 104,060,000

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1944-P 5c MS

Mintage: 119,150,000

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1944-D 5c MS

Mintage: 32,309,000

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1944-S 5c MS

Mintage: 21,640,000

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1945-P 5c MS

Mintage: 119,408,100

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1945-P 5C MS FS-801 Doubled Die Reverse

Mintage: 119,408,100

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1945-D 5c MS

Mintage: 37,158,000

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1945-S 5c MS

Mintage: 58,939,000

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1946 5c MS

Mintage: 161,116,000

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1946-D 5c MS

Mintage: 45,292,200

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1946-D/D 5c MS

Mintage: 45,292,200

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1946-S 5c MS

Mintage: 13,560,000

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1947 5c MS

Mintage: 95,000,000

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1947-D 5c MS

Mintage: 37,822,000

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1947-S 5c MS

Mintage: 24,720,000

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1948 5c MS

Mintage: 89,348,000

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1948-D 5c MS

Mintage: 44,734,000

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1948-S 5c MS

Mintage: 11,300,000

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1949 5c MS

Mintage: 60,652,000

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1949-D 5c MS

Mintage: 36,498,000

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1949-D/S 5c MS

Mintage: 36,498,000

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1949-S 5c MS

Mintage: 9,716,000

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1950 5c MS

Mintage: 9,796,000

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1950-D 5c MS

Mintage: 2,630,030

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1951 5c MS

Mintage: 28,552,000

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1951-D 5c MS

Mintage: 20,460,000

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1951-S 5c MS

Mintage: 7,776,000

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1952 5c MS

Mintage: 63,988,000

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1952-D 5c MS

Mintage: 30,638,000

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1952-S 5c MS

Mintage: 20,572,000

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1953 5c MS

Mintage: 46,644,000

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1953-D 5c MS

Mintage: 59,878,600

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1953-S 5c MS

Mintage: 19,210,900

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1954 5c MS

Mintage: 47,684,050

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1954-D 5c MS

Mintage: 117,183,060

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1954-S 5c MS

Mintage: 29,384,000

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1954-S/D 5c MS

Mintage: 29,384,000

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1955 5c MS

Mintage: 7,888,000

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1955-D 5c MS

Mintage: 74,464,100

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1955-D/S 5c MS

Mintage: 74,464,100

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1956 5c MS

Mintage: 35,216,000

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1956-D 5c MS

Mintage: 67,222,940

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1957 5c MS

Mintage: 38,408,000

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1957-D 5c MS

Mintage: 136,828,900

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1958 5c MS

Mintage: 17,088,000

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1958-D 5c MS

Mintage: 168,249,120

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1959 5c MS

Mintage: 27,248,000

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1959-D 5c MS

Mintage: 160,738,240

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1960 5c MS

Mintage: 55,416,000

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1960-D 5c MS

Mintage: 192,582,180

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1961 5c MS

Mintage: 73,640,100

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1961-D 5c MS

Mintage: 229,342,760

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1962 5c MS

Mintage: 97,384,000

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1962-D 5c MS

Mintage: 280,195,720

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1963 5c MS

Mintage: 175,776,000

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1963-D 5c MS

Mintage: 276,829,460

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1964 5c MS

Mintage: 1,024,672,000

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1964-D 5c MS

Mintage: 1,787,297,160

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1965 5c MS

Mintage: 136,131,380

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1966 5c MS

Mintage: 156,208,283

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1967 5c MS

Mintage: 107,325,800

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1968-D 5c MS

Mintage: 91,227,880

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1968-S 5c MS

Mintage: 100,396,004

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1969-D 5c MS

Mintage: 202,807,500

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1969-S 5c MS

Mintage: 120,165,000

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1970-D 5c MS

Mintage: 515,485,380

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1970-S 5c MS

Mintage: 238,832,004

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1971 5c MS

Mintage: 106,884,000

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1971-D 5c MS

Mintage: 316,144,800

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1972 5c MS

Mintage: 202,036,000

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1972-D 5c MS

Mintage: 351,694,600

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1973 5c MS

Mintage: 384,396,000

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1973-D 5c MS

Mintage: 261,405,000

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1974 5c MS

Mintage: 601,752,000

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1974-D 5c MS

Mintage: 277,373,000

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1975 5c MS

Mintage: 181,722,000

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1975-D 5c MS

Mintage: 401,875,300

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1976 5c MS

Mintage: 367,124,000

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1976-D 5c MS

Mintage: 563,964,147

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1977 5c MS

Mintage: 585,376,000

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1977-D 5c MS

Mintage: 297,313,422

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1978 5c MS

Mintage: 391,308,000

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1978-D 5c MS

Mintage: 313,092,780

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1979 5c MS

Mintage: 463,188,000

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1979-D 5c MS

Mintage: 325,867,672

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1980-P 5c MS

Mintage: 593,004,000

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1980-D 5c MS

Mintage: 502,323,448

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1981-P 5c MS

Mintage: 657,504,000

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1981-D 5c MS

Mintage: 364,801,843

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1982-P 5c MS

Mintage: 292,355,000

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1982-D 5c MS

Mintage: 373,726,544

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1983-P 5c MS

Mintage: 561,615,000

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1983-D 5c MS

Mintage: 536,726,276

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1984-P 5c MS

Mintage: 746,769,000

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1984-D 5c MS

Mintage: 517,675,146

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1985-P 5c MS

Mintage: 647,114,962

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1985-D 5c MS

Mintage: 459,747,446

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1986-P 5c MS

Mintage: 536,883,483

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1986-D 5c MS

Mintage: 361,819,140

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1987-P 5c MS

Mintage: 371,499,481

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1987-D 5c MS

Mintage: 410,590,604

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1988-P 5c MS

Mintage: 771,360,000

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1988-D 5c MS

Mintage: 663,771,652

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1989-P 5c MS

Mintage: 898,812,000

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1989-D 5c MS

Mintage: 570,842,474

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1990-P 5c MS

Mintage: 661,636,000

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1990-D 5c MS

Mintage: 663,938,503

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1991-P 5c MS

Mintage: 614,104,000

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1991-D 5c MS

Mintage: 436,496,678

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1992-P 5c MS

Mintage: 399,552,000

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1992-D 5c MS

Mintage: 450,565,113

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1993-P 5c MS

Mintage: 412,076,000

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1993-D 5c MS

Mintage: 406,084,135

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1994-P 5c MS

Mintage: 722,160,000

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1994-D 5c MS

Mintage: 715,762,110

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1995-P 5c MS

Mintage: 774,156,000

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1995-D 5c MS

Mintage: 888,112,000

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1996-P 5c MS

Mintage: 829,332,000

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1996-D 5c MS

Mintage: 817,736,000

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1997-P 5c MS

Mintage: 470,972,000

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1997-D 5c MS

Mintage: 466,640,000

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1998-P 5c MS

Mintage: 688,272,000

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1998-D 5c MS

Mintage: 635,360,000

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1999-P 5c MS

Mintage: 1,212,000,000

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1999-D 5c MS

Mintage: 1,066,720,000

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2000-P 5c MS

Mintage: 846,240,000

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2000-D 5c MS

Mintage: 1,509,520,000

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2001-P 5c MS

Mintage: 675,704,000

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2001-D 5c MS

Mintage: 627,680,000

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2002-P 5c MS

Mintage: 539,280,000

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2002-D 5c MS

Mintage: 691,200,000

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2003-P 5c MS

Mintage: 441,840,000

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2003-D 5c MS

Mintage: 383,040,000

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2004-P Peace Medal 5c MS

Mintage: 361,440,000

U.S. Coin Values

2004-D Peace Medal 5c MS

Mintage: 372,000,000

U.S. Coin Values

2004-P Keel Boat 5c MS

Mintage: 366,720,000

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2004-D Keel Boat 5c MS

Mintage: 344,880,000

U.S. Coin Values

2005-P Bison 5c MS

Mintage: 448,320,000

U.S. Coin Values

2005-D Bison 5c MS

Mintage: 487,680,000

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2006-P 5c MS

Mintage: 693,120,000

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2006-D 5c MS

Mintage: 809280000

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2007-P 5c MS

Mintage: 571,680,000

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2007-D 5c MS

Mintage: 626,160,000

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2008-P 5c MS

Mintage: 279,840,000

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2008-D 5c MS

Mintage: 345,600,000

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2009-P 5c MS

Mintage: 39,840,000

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2009-D 5c MS

Mintage: 46,800,000

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2010-P 5c MS

Mintage: 260,640,000

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2010-D 5c MS

Mintage: 229,920,000

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2011-P 5c MS

Mintage: 450,000,000

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2011-D 5c MS

Mintage: 540,240,000

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2012-P 5c MS

Mintage: 464,640,000

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2012-D 5c MS

Mintage: 558,960,000

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2013-P 5c MS

Mintage: 607,440,000

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2013-D 5c MS

Mintage: 615,600,000

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2014-P 5c MS

Mintage: 635,520,000

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2014-D 5c MS

Mintage: 570,720,000

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2015-P 5c MS

Mintage: 752,880,000

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2015-D 5c MS

Mintage: 846,720,000

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2016-P 5c MS

Mintage: 786,960,000

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2016-D 5c MS

Mintage: 759,600,000

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2017-P 5c MS

Mintage: 710,160,000

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2017-D 5c MS

Mintage: 663,120,000

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2018-P 5c MS

Mintage: 629,520,000

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2018-D 5c MS

Mintage: 626,880,000

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2019-P 5c MS

U.S. Coin Values

2019-D 5c MS

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2020-P 5c MS

U.S. Coin Values

2020-D 5c MS


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