1942-D Jefferson Nickel Value
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
|Very Fine||Extremely Fine||About Uncirculated|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS67+)|
1942-D Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
Finest Known: MS68 FS (NGC) MS67+ FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $4,320 (MS68 FS)
|Mint State 61 FS||Mint State 63 FS||Mint State 65 FS||Auction Record (MS68 FS)|
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