1943-P Silver Jefferson Nickel Value
Finest Known: MS68+ (NGC) MS68+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $1,234 (MS67+)
The massive 271 million mintage of the Type 2 1943-P silver Jefferson nickel was a record that would stand until 1962, when the Denver Mint would produce 280 million 1962-D Jefferson nickels.
The Type 2 silver “war nickels” were made from an alloy of 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese. They were struck from 1942 through 1945.
1943-P wartime Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook
The Value of A 1943-P Silver Jefferson Nickel
The huge mintage of the 1943-P Jefferson nickel makes it one of the most common nickels of the era. Good strikes abound, with Gem uncirculated and Full Steps examples easily found.
Worn war nickels are traded in bulk for the silver content, much like “junk silver” dimes, quarters, and half dollars.
1943-P Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
|Very Fine||Extremely Fine||About Uncirculated|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS67+)|
1943-P Full Steps Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
Finest Known: MS68 FS (NGC) MS68 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $14,688 (MS68 FS)
|Mint State 61 FS||Mint State 63 FS||Mint State 65 FS||Auction Record (MS68 FS)|
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