1943-D Silver Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 15,294,000
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

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

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction 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)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction 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.

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