1946-S Jefferson Nickel Value
Finest Known: MS68 (NGC) MS67+ (PCGS)
Auction Record: $823 (MS67+)
The first post-war Jefferson nickel mintage at the San Francisco Mint, the 1946-S marked the return to the traditional 75% copper, 25% nickel alloy. The large wartime S mintmark above the dome on the silver “war nickels” was retired, and the small prewar mintmark on the right side of the coin returned.
1946-S Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook
The Value of A 1946-S Jefferson Nickel
The 1946-S is a common date coin. Many show weakness in the center of the strike, but there are still plenty of Mint State coins available, up to MS66. The soft strike constrained the number of Full Steps examples, but there are still more 1946-S FS than 1946FS from Philadelphia.
1946-S Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
|Very Fine||Extremely Fine||About Uncirculated|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS67+)|
1946-S Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
Finest Known: MS66 FS (NGC) MS67 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $7,800 (MS67 FS)
|Mint State 61 FS||Mint State 63 FS||Mint State 65 FS||Auction Record (MS67 FS)|
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