1944-P Silver Jefferson Nickel Value
Finest Known: MS67+ (NGC) MS67+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $1,645 (MS67+)
At 119 million coins, the 1944-P silver Jefferson nickel is a common date. The composition of the Jefferson nickel changed in late 1942 to substitute silver for the nickel in the alloy used to strike the coins. The 56% copper, 35% nickel, 9% manganese alloy was used through 1945, to free up more nickel for the war effort.
1944-P wartime Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook
The Value of A 1944-P Silver Jefferson Nickel
Volume took precedence over quality at the Philadelphia Mint in 1944, at least when it came to nickels. Worn or damaged dies were polished and pressed back into service. This accounts for the wide variety in strike quality on the 1944-P nickel. Full Steps examples will be scarcer than the 1944-D Denver issue.
Worn 35% silver “war nickels” are now bought and sold based on their silver content.
1944-P Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
|Very Fine||Extremely Fine||About Uncirculated|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS67+)|
1944-P Full Steps Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
Finest Known: MS67 FS (NGC) MS67+ FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $9,400 (MS67+ FS)
|Mint State 61 FS||Mint State 63 FS||Mint State 65 FS||Auction 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.