1965 Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 136,131,380
Finest Known: MS67+ (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $6,325 (MS67)

1965 jefferson nickel

1965 Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

Congress had mandated that no mintmarks appear on any coin through 1967, to help alleviate the national coin shortage. This was an attempt to prevent coin hoarding by people hoping to sell them later at a profit.

Since there were no mintmarks, the total production of the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints in 1965 were aggregated into a single number. Due to the backlog in demand, much of the 1965 Jefferson nickel mintage was actually struck in 1966.

The Value of A 1965 Jefferson Nickel

Quantity over quality continued to be the mantra at the Mint, which was trying desperately to replace the billions of coins being hoarded. Dies were used until the breaking point in order to keep up production. Therefore, Full Steps 1965 Jefferson nickels are rare. NGC counts four Full Steps in all grades, while the PCGS population sits at only two.

1965 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)

1965 Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS67 5FS (NGC) MS66 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: no auctions listed at NGC or PCGS

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction Record (n/a)

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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