1944-S Silver Jefferson Nickel Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1944-S Silver Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 21,640,000
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

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

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction 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)

Uncirculated Grades

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

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