1944-P Silver Jefferson Nickel Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1944-P Silver Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 119,150,000
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

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

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction 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)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction 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.

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