1945-D Silver Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 37,158,000
Finest Known: MS68 (NGC) MS68+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $4,847 (MS68★)

The Denver Mint was not immune to the dropoff in quality that affected all US Mints in 1945, though it was the least affected. This would be the last year of the 35% silver “war nickels.”

1945 d wartime jefferson nickel

1945-D wartime Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The Value of A 1945-D Silver Jefferson Nickel

The strike on the 1945-D Jefferson “war nickel” was still sharp enough that even MS65 examples are cheap and plentiful. This date is also known for a higher than normal proportion of Full Steps coins.

The auction record for a 1945-D Jefferson nickel of $4,847 hit in 2014 was for a MS68★. The “Star” designation denotes a coin with exceptional eye appeal for its grade.

1945-D Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS68★)

1945-D Full Steps Silver Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS67 FS (NGC) MS68+ FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $25,000 (MS68 FS)

Uncirculated Grades

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