1942 Jefferson Nickel Value
Finest Known: MS67+ (NGC) MS67+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $1,920 (MS67+)
1942 was the last year that the US Mint struck traditional nickels (which are made from 75% copper and 25% nickel) until 1946. From 1942 through the end of WWII, Jefferson nickels were made from an alloy containing 35% silver, 56% copper, and 9% manganese.Silver replaced all of the nickel and a portion of the copper in the wartime coins.
The Value of A 1942 Jefferson Nickel
Since both nickel “nickels” and silver “nickels” were struck in 1942, people saved them by the roll hoping to cash in on collector demand after the war. As such, both types are common in all grades.
1942 Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
|Very Fine||Extremely Fine||About Uncirculated|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS67+)|
1942 Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
Finest Known: MS67 FS (NGC) MS67+ FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $11,500 (MS67 FS)
|Mint State 61 FS||Mint State 63 FS||Mint State 65 FS||Auction Record (MS67 FS)|
The information on this page does not constitute an offer to buy or sell the coin(s) referred to. Proof and prooflike examples of this issue may have greater or lesser "finest known" and different record auction prices.