1962-D Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 280,195,720
Finest Known: MS67 (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $376 (MS66)

1962 d jefferson nickel

1962-D Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The 1962-D Jefferson nickel set an all-time mintage record of 280 million coins. This record would soon be broken, as the 1964 and 1964-D Jefferson nickel mintages both exceeded one billion coins.

The Value of A 1962-D Jefferson Nickel

1962 was the start of a severe nationwide coin shortage, and production at both the Denver and Philadelphia Mints increased accordingly. The rush to coin as many nickels as possible led to worse quality at the Denver Mint than even the poor strikes of the previous few years.

Gem uncirculated pieces are far scarcer than it would be thought, and Full Steps are extremely rare.

1962-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 (MS66)

1962-D Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS66+ 5FS (NGC) MS65 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $3,525 (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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