1953-S Jefferson Nickel Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1953-S Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 19,210,900
Finest Known: MS67 (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $575 (MS66)

1953 s jefferson nickel

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

Circulated Grades

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

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61Mint State 63Mint State 65Auction Record (MS66)

1953-S Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS66 FS (NGC) MS66 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $24,000 (MS65 FS)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction Record (MS65 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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