How Much Is My Modern Jefferson Nickel Worth?

Later Date Jefferson Nickel Values and Prices 1965 - Present

2014 Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel
Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel (2014-P). Image Courtesy of: The United States Mint, www.usmint.gov

This coin value and price guide will give you the value of your Jefferson nickels minted between 1965 and today (see also: Early Jefferson Nickel Values 1938-1964).  The table listed below provides average coin values based upon the condition of the coin.  If the coin shows evidence of wear on it due to being used in commerce, it is considered "circulated." If it was never used, then it is classified as "uncirculated." Look at pictures linked below so you can determine the condition of your coin.

Market for Jefferson Nickels

Jefferson nickels are still being made at the U.S. Mint and are actively used in commerce. Therefore, most circulated specimens are worth only face value, but there are a few that are worth a little more.

Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties

The following Jefferson nickels in any condition, are worth considerable more than common ones.  Therefore, look at the coin carefully or have the coin authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service.

Note: These two nickels were issued by the U.S. Mint in special low mintage collector sets.  The coins have a special finish on them that gives the entire surface of the coin a frosty finish.

  • 1994 P Matt Proof
  • 1997 P Matt Proof
Photo Link:
  • Matt Proof vs. Uncirculated Finish

Condition or Grade

If your coin is worn and looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below, it is considered a circulated coin.

  • Photo of a Circulated Jefferson Nickel

    If your coin looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below and has no evidence of wear due to being in circulation, it is considered an uncirculated coin.

    • Photo of an Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel

    Mint Marks

    As illustrated in the photo in the link below, the mint mark is located on the obverse of the coin, right side below the date.

      Coins that were minted in Philadelphia (1965-1979) had no mint mark, or a  "P" mint mark from 1980 until the present. Denver used a "D" and San Francisco used an "S"

    • Photo of the Jefferson Nickel Mint Mark Location

    Westward Journey Nickel Series Design Types

    In 2004 the U.S. Mint began a special two-year series to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase, and Lewis and Clark's expedition.  In 2004 two new reverse designs were introduced.  In 2005 the obverse was changed and two new reverses were used.  In 2006 a new obverse was used and the original reverse showing Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, was used once again. 

    Jefferson Nickels Design Types (Click on the links below)
    Original Design 1938-2003
    2004  "Peace Medal"  &  "Keelboat"
    2005  "Bison"  &  "Ocean"
    2006 - Present: New Monticello Reverse

    Modern Jefferson Nickel Average Values & Prices

    The following table lists the buy price (what you can expect to pay to a dealer in order to purchase the coin) and sell value (what you can expect a dealer to pay you if you sell the coin). The first column lists the date and mint mark (see the photo links above) followed by the buy price and the sell value for an average circulated Jefferson five-cent coin.

      The next two columns list the buy price and the sell value for an average uncirculated. These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and a number of other factors that determine its worth.

    Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
    BuySell BuySell
    1965F.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1965 SMSF.V.F.V. $0.58$0.41
    1966F.V.F.V. $0.30$0.21
    1966 SMSF.V.F.V. $0.55$0.39
    1967F.V.F.V. $0.30$0.21
    1967 SMSF.V.F.V. $0.53$0.39
    1968-DF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1968-SF.V.F.V. $0.34$0.25
    1969-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    1969-SF.V.F.V. $0.39$0.26
    1970-DF.V.F.V. $0.34$0.25
    1970-SF.V.F.V. $0.53$0.39
    1971F.V.F.V. $1.30$0.90
    1971-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    1972F.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1972-DF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    1973F.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    1973-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.21
    1974F.V.F.V. $0.29$0.21
    1974-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1975F.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    1975-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.20
    1976F.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    1976-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1977F.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1977-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.20
    Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
    BuySell BuySell
    1978F.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1978-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1979F.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1979-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.19
    1980-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    1980-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    1981-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1981-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    1982-P$0.29$0.14 $4.70$3.50
    1982-D$0.22$0.11 $1.30$0.90
    1983-P$0.23$0.12 $1.80$1.20
    1983-D$0.18F.V. $1.30$0.90
    1984-P$0.13F.V. $1.10$0.70
    1984-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.21
    1985-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1985-DF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    1986-PF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.19
    1986-D$0.14F.V. $1.20$0.90
    1987-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    1987-DF.V.F.V. $0.30$0.22
    1988-PF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.20
    1988-DF.V.F.V. $0.30$0.21
    1989-PF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1989-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.20
    Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
    BuySell BuySell
    1990-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.21
    1990-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1991-PF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1991-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.21
    1992-PF.V.F.V. $1.20$0.80
    1992-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1993-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1993-DF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1994-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1994-DF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.21
    1994-P SMS *-- $44.00$29.00
    1995-PF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1995-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.19
    1996-PF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    1996-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    1997-PF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.20
    1997-DF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    1997-P SMS *-- $120.00$80.00
    1998-PF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    1998-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.20
    1999-PF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.21
    1999-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.20
    2000-PF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.21
    2000-DF.V.F.V. $0.30$0.20
    2001-PF.V.F.V. $0.30$0.22
    2001-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.21
    2002-PF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.20
    2002-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.19
    Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
    BuySell BuySell
    2003-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    2003-DF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    2004-P Peace-HandshakeF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    2004-D Peace-HandshakeF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    2004-P KeelboatF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.20
    2004-D KeelboatF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    2005-P BisonF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.20
    2005-P Bison SMSF.V.F.V. $2.70$2.00
    2005-D BisonF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.19
    2005-D Bison SMSF.V.F.V. $2.60$1.90
    2005-P OceanF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    2005-P Ocean SMSF.V.F.V. $2.60$1.90
    2005-D OceanF.V.F.V. $0.30$0.21
    2005-D Ocean SMSF.V.F.V. $2.70$1.90
    2006-P MonticelloF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.19
    2006-P Monticello SMSF.V.F.V. $2.40$1.80
    2006-D MonticelloF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    2006-D Monticello SMSF.V.F.V. $2.70$1.90
    Date & MintCirculated Uncirculated
    BuySell BuySell
    2007-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.20
    2007-P SMSF.V.F.V. $2.40$1.60
    2007-DF.V.F.V. $0.29$0.20
    2007-D SMSF.V.F.V. $2.20$1.40
    2008-PF.V.F.V. $0.28$0.19
    2008-P SMSF.V.F.V. $2.20$1.60
    2008-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.18
    2008-D SMSF.V.F.V. $2.40$1.70
    2009-PF.V.F.V. $0.34$0.24
    2009-P SMSF.V.F.V. $2.20$1.60
    2009-DF.V.F.V. $0.27$0.20
    2009-D SMSF.V.F.V. $2.20$1.60
    2010-PF.V.F.V. $0.34$0.24
    2010-P SMSF.V.F.V. $2.20$1.60
    2010-DF.V.F.V. $0.31$0.21
    2010-D SMSF.V.F.V. $2.30$1.60
    2011-PF.V.F.V. $0.32$0.22
    2011-DF.V.F.V. $0.31$0.23
    2012-PF.V.F.V. $0.31$0.22
    2012-DF.V.F.V. $0.33$0.24
    2013-PF.V.F.V. $0.32$0.23
    2013-DF.V.F.V. $0.33$0.22
    2014-PF.V.F.V. $0.33$0.23
    2014-DF.V.F.V. $0.33$0.23
    Complete
    Date-Mint Set

    Total Coins: 112
    $30.00$15.00 $300.00$220.00
    Complete
    Date Set

    Total Coins: 49
    $7.00F.V. $65.00$45.00

    F.V. = Face Value
    "-" (dash) = Not Applicable or not enough data exists to calculate an average price
    * = See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.

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