How much are my U.S. Jefferson Nickels (Proof) worth?

About Jefferson Nickels (Proof)

Proof versions of the Jefferson nickel, designed by Felix Schlag, have been released throughout the duration of the series, with a few exceptions. From 1938 through 1964, proof Jefferson nickels were made at the Philadelphia Mint, and since 1968, proofs have been struck at the San Francisco Mint. No proof Jefferson nickels were minted from 1965 through 1967, when a coin shortage preempted the manufacture of proof coinage for all denominations. Another hiatus in proof production occurred years earlier, from 1943 through 1949; that is when the US Mint was occupied with striking circulating coinage during World War II, which ended in 1945, and producing military medals for returning soldiers and families of those who lost loved ones in the international conflict.

Most proof Jefferson nickels are common and readily available, though specimens struck from 1938 through the mid 1950s are more considerably scarcer and subsequently more valuable. All proof Jefferson nickels made before the mid 1970s exhibiting full cameo devices are relatively more scarce and valuable than lesser-quality pieces. Virtually all proof Jefferson nickels minted since the late 1970s range in grade from PR67 to PR70 and exhibit crisp deep cameo devices.

One of the most valuable Jefferson nickel varieties is the 1971 No-S proof, which trades for around $1,000 in nice mid-range proof grades, with better examples snagging higher values. Also notable is the production of the 1942 Type I and 1942-P Type II proofs. 1942 Type I proofs are made from the traditional copper-nickel composition while the 1942-P Type II consists of the World War II-era 35% silver makeup and also is the first proof coin from the Philadelphia Mint bearing a "P" mintmark.



U.S. Coin Values

1938

Mintage: 19,365

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1938 CAM

Mintage: 19,365

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1939 R.1938

Mintage: 12,535

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1939 R.1940

Mintage: 12,535

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1939 R.1940 CAM

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1940

Mintage: 14,158

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1940 CAM

Mintage: 14,158

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1940 R.1938

Mintage: 14,158

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1941

Mintage: 18,720

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1942 Ty. 1

Mintage: 29,600

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1942 Ty. 1 CAM

Mintage: 29,600

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1942-P Ty. 2

Mintage: 27,600

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1942-P Ty. 2 CAM

Mintage: 27,600

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1942-P Ty. 2 DCAM

Mintage: 27,600

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1950

Mintage: 51,386

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1950 CAM

Mintage: 51,386

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1950 DCAM

Mintage: 51,386

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1951

Mintage: 57,500

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1951 CAM

Mintage: 57,500

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1951 DCAM

Mintage: 57,500

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1952

Mintage: 81,980

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1952 CAM

Mintage: 81,980

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1952 DCAM

Mintage: 81,980

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1953

Mintage: 128,800

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1953 CAM

Mintage: 128,800

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1953 DCAM

Mintage: 128,800

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1954

Mintage: 233,300

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1954 CAM

Mintage: 233,300

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1954 DCAM

Mintage: 233,300

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1955

Mintage: 378,200

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1955 CAM

Mintage: 378,200

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1955 DCAM

Mintage: 378,200

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1956

Mintage: 669,384

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1956 CAM

Mintage: 669,384

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1956 DCAM

Mintage: 669,384

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1957

Mintage: 1,247,952

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1957 CAM

Mintage: 1,247,952

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1957 DCAM

Mintage: 1,247,952

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1958

Mintage: 875,652

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1958 CAM

Mintage: 875,652

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1958 DCAM

Mintage: 875,652

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1959

Mintage: 1,149,291

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1959 CAM

Mintage: 1,149,291

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1959 DCAM

Mintage: 1,149,291

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1960

Mintage: 1,691,602

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1960 CAM

Mintage: 1,691,602

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1960 DCAM

Mintage: 1,691,602

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1961

Mintage: 3,028,144

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1961 CAM

Mintage: 3,028,144

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1961 DCAM

Mintage: 3,028,144

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1962

Mintage: 3,218,019

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1962 CAM

Mintage: 3,218,019

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1962 DCAM

Mintage: 3,218,019

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1963

Mintage: 3,075,645

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1963 CAM

Mintage: 3,075,645

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1963 DCAM

Mintage: 3,075,645

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1964

Mintage: 3,950,762

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1964 CAM

Mintage: 3,950,762

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1964 DCAM

Mintage: 3,950,762

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1968-S

Mintage: 3,041,506

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1968-S CAM

Mintage: 3,041,506

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1968-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,041,506

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1969-S

Mintage: 2,934,631

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1969-S CAM

Mintage: 2,934,631

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1969-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,934,631

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1970-S

Mintage: 2,632,810

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1970-S CAM

Mintage: 2,632,810

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1970-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,632,810

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1971 No S

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1971 No S CAM

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1971 No S DCAM

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1971-S

Mintage: 3,220,733

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1971-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,220,733

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1972-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,220,733

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1973-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,760,339

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1974-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,612,568

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1975-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,845,450

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1976-S DCAM

Mintage: 4,149,730

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1977-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,251,152

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1978-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,127,781

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1979-S Ty. 1 DCAM

Mintage: 3,677,175

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1979-S Ty. 2 DCAM

Mintage: 3,677,175

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1980-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,554,806

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1981-S Ty. 1 DCAM

Mintage: 4,063,083

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1981-S Ty. 2 DCAM

Mintage: 4,063,083

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1982-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,857,479

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1983-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,279,126

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1984-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,065,110

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1985-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,362,821

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1986-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,010,497

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1987-S DCAM

Mintage: 4,227,728

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1988-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,262,948

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1989-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,220,194

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1990-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,299,559

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1991-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,867,787

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1992-S DCAM

Mintage: 4,176,560

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1993-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,394,792

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1994-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,269,923

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1995-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,797,481

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1996-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,525,265

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1997-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,796,678

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1998-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,086,507

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1999-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,347,966

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2000-S DCAM

Mintage: 4,047,993

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2001-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,184,606

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2002-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,211,995

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2003-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,298,439

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2004-S Peace DCAM

Mintage: 2,992,069

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2004-S Keel Boat DCAM

Mintage: 2,992,069

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2005-S Bison DCAM

Mintage: 3,344,679

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2005-S Ocean/WW DCAM

Mintage: 3,344,679

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2006-S DCAM

Mintage: 3,054,436

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2007-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,577,166

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2008-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,169,561

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2009-S DCAM

Mintage: 2,179,867

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2010-S DCAM

Mintage: 1,689,216

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2011-S DCAM

Mintage: 1,673,010

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2012-S DCAM

Mintage: 1,239,148

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2013-S DCAM

Mintage: 1274505

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2014-S DCAM

Mintage: 1190369

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2015-S DCAM

Mintage: 1050164

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2016-S DCAM

Mintage: 1011624

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2017-S DCAM

Mintage: 979477

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2018-S DCAM

Mintage: 844220

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2019-S DCAM

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2020-S DCAM

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2020-S DCAM

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2020-S DCAM

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2021-S DCAM

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