1948-S Jefferson Nickel Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1948-S Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 11,300,000
Finest Known: MS68 (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $705 (MS67)

1948 s jefferson nickel

1948-S Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

11.3 million Jefferson nickels were minted in San Francisco in 1948. While a little on the low side, especially compared to later dates, the 1948-S nickel is priced lower than other mintages from the 1940s.

The Value of A 1948-S Jefferson Nickel

The lower number of Jefferson nickels produced at the San Francisco Mint in 1948 seems to have allowed them to increase the quality of the strikes. Die polishing was more delicate than usual, giving many coins a pleasing luster even if the strike was not that sharp.

1948-S 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-S Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS66 FS (NGC) MS67+ FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $12,000 (MS67 FS)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction Record (MS67 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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