1951-S Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 7,776,000
Finest Known: MS67+ (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $1,035 (MS67)

1951 s jefferson nickel

1951-S Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The low mintage of the 1951-S Jefferson nickel led to widespread hoarding by the roll. Paradoxically, this means that the date is affordable in all but the very highest grade.

The Value of A 1951-S Jefferson Nickel

The 1951-S Jefferson nickel has the usual San Francisco strike. Repeated polishing of the dies to extend their service life led to weak strikes and loss of detail, but sometimes produced a prooflike finish in the fields.

This is another early Jefferson nickel where NGC has not recorded a full six-step Full Steps.

1951-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)

1951-S Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS67+ FS (NGC) MS67 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $18,600 (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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