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1942-D Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 13,938,000
Finest Known: MS68 (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $1,800 (MS67+)

The Denver Mint is the only US Mint that did not switch over to striking silver “war nickels” in late 1942. Even so, not quite 14 million regular-style nickels were struck that year.

The normal Type 1 1942-D nickels saw extensive use in the booming wartime economy, so nice uncirculated examples are scarce.

The Value of A 1942-D Jefferson Nickel

In 1942, Denver once again produced the nicest nickels. Uncirculated 1942-D Type 1 nickels are generally found with good strikes and luster. Full Steps examples are not rare, when taking the small mintage into account.

1942-D Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS67+)

1942-D Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS68 FS (NGC) MS67+ FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $4,320 (MS68 FS)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction Record (MS68 FS)

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