1954-S Jefferson Nickel Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1954-S Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 29,384,000
Finest Known: MS67+ (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $646 (MS67)

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1954-S Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The 1954-S Jefferson nickel would be the last nickel struck in San Francisco until 1965. Government officials had decided that it was more practical to expand the newer Denver Mint than to remove and replace the older coining equipment in San Francisco. The San Francisco facility was demoted to an Assay Office.

The San Francisco Mint was reactivated in 1965 to help deal with the severe national coin shortage caused by massive hoarding of circulating coins which were made from 90% silver. (Even pennies were being hoarded for their copper content.)

The Value of A 1954-S Jefferson Nickel

Assuming that the San Francisco Mint would never strike coins again, large numbers of 1954-S Jefferson nickels were hoarded. Again, finding one with a full strike was a rare occurrence. The 1954-S is notorious for being the most difficult date to find with Full Steps.

1954-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)

1954-S Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS66 FS (NGC) MS67 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $35,250 (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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