1943-S Silver Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 104,060,000
Finest Known: MS68 (NGC) MS68 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $3,600 (MS68)

The San Francisco Mint took advantage of the softer 35% silver alloy of the war nickels to turn out some better than usual strikes in 1943. While better than many earlier -S nickel mintages, the 1943-S was still below the level of the average 1943-D.

1943 s wartime jefferson nickel

1943-S wartime Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The Value of A 1943-S Silver Jefferson Nickel

Enough 1943-S nickels were hoarded that uncirculated grades are common up through MS66. Worn examples are probably only found in bulk bags that are traded according to their bullion value.

1943-S Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS68)

1943-S Full Steps Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS67+ FS (NGC) MS68 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $9,000 (MS68 FS)

Uncirculated Grades

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