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1948 Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 89,348,000
Finest Known: MS67+ (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $1,650 (MS67)

1948 jefferson nickel

1948 Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The 1948 Jefferson nickel is a common date coin up to grades below MS65.

The Value of A 1948 Jefferson Nickel

The Philadelphia Mint kept worn coin dies in service longer than usual in 1948, continuing the cost-saving measures adopted after WWII. This meant that dies were polished to remove defects from overuse, then placed back into production.

This resulted in the dies losing minor details and making soft-looking impressions even when fully struck. These same problems mean that Full Steps 1948 Jefferson nickels are comparatively scarce. However, the sheer number of 1948 Jefferson nickels struck means that finding an acceptable non-FS example is easy.

1948 Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Circulated Grades

Very FineExtremely FineAbout Uncirculated
FV = Face Value (5 Cents)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS67)

1948 Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS65 FS (NGC) MS67 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $4,800 (MS66 FS)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction Record (MS66 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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