1943-D Silver Jefferson Nickel Value
Finest Known: MS68 (NGC) MS68 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $1,410 (MS68)
The 1943-D was the first silver “war nickel” struck at the Denver Mint. The coiners in Denver once again out-did their counterparts in Philadelphia and San Francisco, putting out more than 15 generally beautiful silver nickels.
War nickels were produced from late 1942 through 1945, to save metallic nickel for the war effort. These Type 2 nickels were made from an alloy of 56% copper, 45% silver, and 9% manganese. Jefferson nickels went back to their normal 75% copper, 25% nickel composition in 1946.
1943-D wartime Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook
The Value of A 1943-D Silver Jefferson Nickel
The 1943-D silver Jefferson nickel is easy to find, even in high uncirculated grades. The exceptional strike on this mintage means that even Full Step examples are readily available.
1943-D Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
|Very Fine||Extremely Fine||About Uncirculated|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS68)|
1943-D Full Steps Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
Finest Known: MS68 FS (NGC) MS68 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $6,600 (MS67+ FS)
|Mint State 61 FS||Mint State 63 FS||Mint State 65 FS||Auction Record (MS67+ FS)|
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