1946-S Jefferson Nickel Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1946-S Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 13,560,000
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

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

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated
FVFV$1

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS67+)
$2$4$18$823

1946-S Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS66 FS (NGC) MS67 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $7,800 (MS67 FS)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction Record (MS67 FS)
$6$10$50$7,800

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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