1946-D Jefferson Nickel Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1946-D Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 45,292,200
Finest Known: MS67+ (NGC) MS67+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $1,265 (MS67)

The 1946-D is the first post-war Denver Jefferson nickel. It marked a return to the traditional 75% copper, 25% nickel alloy. The large mintmark above Monicello returned to a normal sized one to the right of the building.

The 1946-D ranks as one of the more common early Jefferson nickels.

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1946-D Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The Value of A 1946-D Jefferson Nickel

This mintage maintained the reputation of the Denver Mint in the 1940s-50s of putting out the best-struck coins of the three US Mints. You are more likely to find Full Steps on a 1946-D nickel than one struck at San Francisco or Philadelphia the same year.

1946-D Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated
FV$1$1

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS67)
$1$4$22$1,265

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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