1944-S Silver Jefferson Nickel Value
Finest Known: MS68+ (NGC) MS68+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $6,169 (MS68+)
The 1944-S silver Jefferson nickel is extremely common in all grades, with literally thousands graded as MS66. Like all “war nickels” struck from 1942 to 1945, they were made from 56% copper / 35% silver / 9% manganese instead of the usual 75% copper / 25% nickel. The US Mint would return to the copper-nickel alloy in 1946.
1944-S wartime Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook
The Value of A 1944-S Silver Jefferson Nickel
A large mintage somewhat offset the poor strikes from using dies past their normal life, making the 1944-S cheap, even Mint State. Relatively few coins managed to get a full strike on the steps of Monticello.
1944-S Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
|Very Fine||Extremely Fine||About Uncirculated|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS68+)|
1944-S Full Steps Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
Finest Known: MS67 FS (NGC) MS68 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $14,100 (MS68 FS)
|Mint State 61 FS||Mint State 63 FS||Mint State 65 FS||Auction Record (MS68 FS)|
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