1961-D Jefferson Nickel Value | Gainesville Coins ®

1961-D Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 229,342,760
Finest Known: MS67 (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $3,290 (MS67)

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1961-D Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The 1961-D Jefferson nickel boasted the highest nickel mintage in 18 years, and the first mintage to exceed 200 million coins since the silver 1943-P “war nickel.”

The Value of A 1961-D Jefferson Nickel

Poor die quality holds back even fully-struck coins from higher grades. Fully-struck and lustrous MS67 coins even without Full Steps can go for more than $1,000.

There are only six 1961-D nickels with Full Steps known to exist, according to the top third-party grading services. Four at MS64FS, and one each at MS64+FS and MS65FS.

1961-D 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)

1961-D Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS65 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $23,000 (MS65 FS)

NGC has no Full Step 1961-D Jefferson nickels in their records. PCGS only lists six known: four at MS64FS, one at MS64+FS, and one at MS65FS

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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