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1966 Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 156,208,283
Finest Known: MS67 (NGC) MS67 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $1,150 (MS67)

1966 jefferson nickel

1966 Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

Congress mandated that mintmarks not appear on any coins struck in 1965, 1966, or 1967 to dissuade coin collectors from hoarding coins during the national coin shortage crisis. Therefore, no Jefferson nickels struck with the 1966 date have a mintmark. All production was lumped together in one number.

Illustrating how far behind the government was in meeting demand, 1966-dated Jefferson nickels weren’t struck until the last five months of the year. The early part of the year was devoted to striking 1965-dated clad coinage to make sure that mintage numbers were high enough to remove any collectible value.

The Value of A 1966 Jefferson Nickel

A large mintage and a crisis-induced focus on striking them as fast as possible make Full Steps examples of the 1966 Jefferson nickel extremely rare.

1966 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)

1966 Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS66 5FS (NGC) MS66 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $11,750 (MS65FS)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction Record (MS65FS)

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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