1968-S Jefferson Nickel Value

Mintage: 103,437,510
Finest Known: MS68 (NGC) MS69 (PCGS)
Auction Record: $306 (MS67)

1968 s jefferson nickel

1968-S Jefferson nickel. Image: USA CoinBook

The 1968-S Jefferson nickel is the first S-mint nickel since 1954. Widely hoarded, this common-date coin is the first Jefferson nickel date to have a circulation strike coin graded MS69 by a major third-party authentication service.

The biggest reason for the widespread hoarding of the 1968-S Jefferson nickel was that the San Francisco Mint would stop striking circulation coinage since the coin shortage was over. From 1968 on, the San Francisco Mint would strike the nation’s proof coin sets, to free up capacity at the main US Mint in Philadelphia.

The Value of A 1968-S Jefferson Nickel

San Francisco returned to nickel production with a coin that was well-struck for the most part. Readily available through MS65, the 1968-S Jefferson nickel is nonetheless rare with Full Steps.

1968-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)

1968-S Full Steps Jefferson Nickel Price Guide

Finest Known: MS66 FS (NGC) MS66 FS (PCGS)
Auction Record: $4,140 (MS66FS)

Uncirculated Grades

Mint State 61 FSMint State 63 FSMint State 65 FSAuction Record (MS66FS)

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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