1953-S Jefferson Nickel Value
Finest Known: MS67 (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $575 (MS66)
1953-S Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook
The 1953-S Jefferson nickel is a common coin—unless you’re looking for a Full Steps example. The 1953-S is one of the big rarities in Full Step Jefferson nickels, with prices to match.
The Value of A 1953-S Jefferson Nickel
According to NGC, the San Francisco Mint apparently stopped polishing coin dies to extend their service life in 1953—and just kept using them without polishing away die defects that accumulated over time.
1953-S Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
|Very Fine||Extremely Fine||About Uncirculated|
|Mint State 61||Mint State 63||Mint State 65||Auction Record (MS66)|
1953-S Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide
Finest Known: MS66 FS (NGC) MS66 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $24,000 (MS65 FS)
|Mint State 61 FS||Mint State 63 FS||Mint State 65 FS||Auction Record (MS65 FS)|
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