1938 5c MS

Mintage: 19,496,000

1938-D Jefferson 5c MS

Mintage: 5,376,000

1938-S 5c MS

Mintage: 4,105,000

1939 5c MS Reverse of 1938

Mintage: 120,615,000

1939 5c MS Doubled Monticello

Mintage: 120,615,000

1939 5c MS Reverse of 1940

Mintage: 120,615,000

1939-D 5c MS Reverse of 1938

Mintage: 35,140,000

1939-D 5c MS Reverse of 1940

Mintage: 35,140,000

1939-S 5c MS Reverse of 1938

Mintage: 6,630,000

1939-S 5c MS Reverse of 1940

Mintage: 6,630,000

1940 5c MS

Mintage: 176,485,000

1940-D 5c MS

Mintage: 43,540,000

1940-S 5c MS

Mintage: 39,690,000

1941 5c MS

Mintage: 203,265,000

1941-D 5c MS

Mintage: 53,432,000

1941-S 5c MS

Mintage: 43,445,000

1942 5c MS Type 1

Mintage: 49,789,000

1942-D 5c MS

Mintage: 13,938,000

1942-D/Horiz D 5C MS

Mintage: 13,938,000

1942-P 5c MS Type 2, Silver

Mintage: 57,873,000

1942-S 5c MS

Mintage: 32,900,000

1943-P 5c MS

Mintage: 271,165,000

1943/2-P 5c MS

Mintage: 271,165,000

1943-P 5C MS Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 271,165,000

1943-D 5c MS

Mintage: 15,294,000

1943-S 5c MS

Mintage: 104,060,000

1944-P 5c MS

Mintage: 119,150,000

1944-D 5c MS

Mintage: 32,309,000

1944-S 5c MS

Mintage: 21,640,000

1945-P 5c MS

Mintage: 119,408,100

1945-D 5c MS

Mintage: 37,158,000

1945-S 5c MS

Mintage: 58,939,000

1946 5c MS

Mintage: 161,116,000

1946-D 5c MS

Mintage: 45,292,200

1946-D/D 5c MS

Mintage: 45,292,200

1946-S 5c MS

Mintage: 13,560,000

1947 5c MS

Mintage: 95,000,000

1947-D 5c MS

Mintage: 37,822,000

1947-S 5c MS

Mintage: 24,720,000

1948 5c MS

Mintage: 89,348,000

1948-D 5c MS

Mintage: 44,734,000

1948-S 5c MS

Mintage: 11,300,000

1949 5c MS

Mintage: 60,652,000

1949-D 5c MS

Mintage: 36,498,000

1949-D/S 5c MS

Mintage: 36,498,000

1949-S 5c MS

Mintage: 9,716,000

1950 5c MS

Mintage: 9,796,000

1950-D 5c MS

Mintage: 2,630,030

1951 5c MS

Mintage: 28,552,000

1951-D 5c MS

Mintage: 20,460,000

1951-S 5c MS

Mintage: 7,776,000

1952 5c MS

Mintage: 63,988,000

1952-D 5c MS

Mintage: 30,638,000

1952-S 5c MS

Mintage: 20,572,000

1953 5c MS

Mintage: 46,644,000

1953-D 5c MS

Mintage: 59,878,600

1953-S 5c MS

Mintage: 19,210,900

1954 5c MS

Mintage: 47,684,050

1954-D 5c MS

Mintage: 117,183,060

1954-S 5c MS

Mintage: 29,384,000

1954-S/D 5c MS

Mintage: 29,384,000

1955 5c MS

Mintage: 7,888,000

1955-D 5c MS

Mintage: 74,464,100

1955-D/S 5c MS

Mintage: 74,464,100

1956 5c MS

Mintage: 35,216,000

1956-D 5c MS

Mintage: 67,222,940

1957 5c MS

Mintage: 38,408,000

1957-D 5c MS

Mintage: 136,828,900

1958 5c MS

Mintage: 17,088,000

1958-D 5c MS

Mintage: 168,249,120

1959 5c MS

Mintage: 27,248,000

1959-D 5c MS

Mintage: 160,738,240

1960 5c MS

Mintage: 55,416,000

1960-D 5c MS

Mintage: 192,582,180

1961 5c MS

Mintage: 73,640,100

1961-D 5c MS

Mintage: 229,342,760

1962 5c MS

Mintage: 97,384,000

1962-D 5c MS

Mintage: 280,195,720

1963 5c MS

Mintage: 175,776,000

1963-D 5c MS

Mintage: 276,829,460

1964 5c MS

Mintage: 1,024,672,000

1964-D 5c MS

Mintage: 1,787,297,160

1965 5c MS

Mintage: 136,131,380

1966 5c MS

Mintage: 156,208,283

1967 5c MS

Mintage: 107,325,800

1968-D 5c MS

Mintage: 91,227,880

1968-S 5c MS

Mintage: 100,396,004

1969-D 5c MS

Mintage: 202,807,500

1969-S 5c MS

Mintage: 120,165,000

1970-D 5c MS

Mintage: 515,485,380

1970-S 5c MS

Mintage: 238,832,004

1971 5c MS

Mintage: 106,884,000

1971-D 5c MS

Mintage: 316,144,800

1972 5c MS

Mintage: 202,036,000

1972-D 5c MS

Mintage: 351,694,600

1973 5c MS

Mintage: 384,396,000

1973-D 5c MS

Mintage: 261,405,000

1974 5c MS

Mintage: 601,752,000

1974-D 5c MS

Mintage: 277,373,000

1975 5c MS

Mintage: 181,722,000

1975-D 5c MS

Mintage: 401,875,300

1976 5c MS

Mintage: 367,124,000

1976-D 5c MS

Mintage: 563,964,147

1977 5c MS

Mintage: 585,376,000

1977-D 5c MS

Mintage: 297,313,422

1978 5c MS

Mintage: 391,308,000

1978-D 5c MS

Mintage: 313,092,780

1979 5c MS

Mintage: 463,188,000

1979-D 5c MS

Mintage: 325,867,672

1980-P 5c MS

Mintage: 593,004,000

1980-D 5c MS

Mintage: 502,323,448

1981-P 5c MS

Mintage: 657,504,000

1981-D 5c MS

Mintage: 364,801,843

1982-P 5c MS

Mintage: 292,355,000

1982-D 5c MS

Mintage: 373,726,544

1983-P 5c MS

Mintage: 561,615,000

1983-D 5c MS

Mintage: 536,726,276

1984-P 5c MS

Mintage: 746,769,000

1984-D 5c MS

Mintage: 517,675,146

1985-P 5c MS

Mintage: 647,114,962

1985-D 5c MS

Mintage: 459,747,446

1986-P 5c MS

Mintage: 536,883,483

1986-D 5c MS

Mintage: 361,819,140

1987-P 5c MS

Mintage: 371,499,481

1987-D 5c MS

Mintage: 410,590,604

1988-P 5c MS

Mintage: 771,360,000

1988-D 5c MS

Mintage: 663,771,652

1989-P 5c MS

Mintage: 898,812,000

1989-D 5c MS

Mintage: 570,842,474

1990-P 5c MS

Mintage: 661,636,000

1990-D 5c MS

Mintage: 663,938,503

1991-P 5c MS

Mintage: 614,104,000

1991-D 5c MS

Mintage: 436,496,678

1992-P 5c MS

Mintage: 399,552,000

1992-D 5c MS

Mintage: 450,565,113

1993-P 5c MS

Mintage: 412,076,000

1993-D 5c MS

Mintage: 406,084,135

1994-P 5c MS

Mintage: 722,160,000

1994-D 5c MS

Mintage: 715,762,110

1995-P 5c MS

Mintage: 774,156,000

1995-D 5c MS

Mintage: 888,112,000

1996-P 5c MS

Mintage: 829,332,000

1996-D 5c MS

Mintage: 817,736,000

1997-P 5c MS

Mintage: 470,972,000

1997-D 5c MS

Mintage: 466,640,000

1998-P 5c MS

Mintage: 688,272,000

1998-D 5c MS

Mintage: 635,360,000

1999-P 5c MS

Mintage: 1,212,000,000

1999-D 5c MS

Mintage: 1,066,720,000

2000-P 5c MS

Mintage: 846,240,000

2000-D 5c MS

Mintage: 1,509,520,000

2001-P 5c MS

Mintage: 675,704,000

2001-D 5c MS

Mintage: 627,680,000

2002-P 5c MS

Mintage: 539,280,000

2002-D 5c MS

Mintage: 691,200,000

2003-P 5c MS

Mintage: 441,840,000

2003-D 5c MS

Mintage: 383,040,000

2004-P Peace Medal 5c MS

Mintage: 361,440,000

2004-D Peace Medal 5c MS

Mintage: 372,000,000

2004-P Keel Boat 5c MS

Mintage: 366,720,000

2004-D Keel Boat 5c MS

Mintage: 344,880,000

2005-P Bison 5c MS

Mintage: 448,320,000

2005-D Bison 5c MS

Mintage: 487,680,000

2006-P 5c MS

Mintage: 693,120,000

2006-D 5c MS

Mintage: 809280000

2007-P 5c MS

Mintage: 571,680,000

2007-D 5c MS

Mintage: 626,160,000

2008-P 5c MS

Mintage: 279,840,000

2008-D 5c MS

Mintage: 345,600,000

2009-P 5c MS

Mintage: 39,840,000

2009-D 5c MS

Mintage: 46,800,000

2010-P 5c MS

Mintage: 260,640,000

2010-D 5c MS

Mintage: 229,920,000

2011-P 5c MS

Mintage: 450,000,000

2011-D 5c MS

Mintage: 540,240,000

2012-P 5c MS

Mintage: 464,640,000

2012-D 5c MS

Mintage: 558,960,000

2013-P 5c MS

Mintage: 607,440,000

2013-D 5c MS

Mintage: 615,600,000

2014-P 5c MS

Mintage: 635,520,000

2014-D 5c MS

Mintage: 570,720,000

2015-P 5c MS

Mintage: 752,880,000

2015-D 5c MS

Mintage: 846,720,000

2016-P 5c MS

Mintage: 786,960,000

2016-D 5c MS

Mintage: 759,600,000

2017-P 5c MS

Mintage: 710,160,000

2017-D 5c MS

Mintage: 663,120,000

2018-P 5c MS

Mintage: 629,520,000

2018-D 5c MS

Mintage: 626,880,000

Series Overview

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.