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1938 S Jefferson Nickel

1938 S Jefferson Nickel

The 1938 S Jefferson Nickel was the first mint run of the current U.S. Nickel. The 1938 S Jefferson Nickel was minted in 1938 at the San Francisco mint. This new Nickel was to replace the popular Buffalo Nickel that was minted from 1913 to 1938. In 1938 there were 4,105,000 1938 S nickels minted in all. Of course this number doesn’t reflect the Jefferson Nickels minted at the Denver and Philadelphia mints.

How Many 1938 S Jefferson Nickels Were Minted?

1938 S – Amount Minted 4,105,000

How Much Is A 1938 S Jefferson Nickel Worth?

The 1938 S Jefferson Nickel is worth between $1.00 and $16.00 on average.

This value is strictly based on the coins grade and desirability (amount minted) and doesn’t take current metal spot prices into account as these coins are made of 75% copper (except for the 1942 – 1945 War Nickels) and 25% nickel. Copper is by all accounts a precious metal now and does have some bearing on the nickels melt value. A law passed in 2006 makes it illegal to melt U.S. minted Nickels so it is not advised.

Additional 1938 S Jefferson Nickel Facts

Designer: Felix Schlag

Weight: 5 grams

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Mint Mark: S

Face Value: $.05

 


1939 S Jefferson Nickel

1939 S Jefferson Nickel

The 1939 S Jefferson Nickel is difficult to find in circulation and does cost more than regular-issue Jefferson nickels in average-circulated condition. It has a mintage of 6,630,000 which typically has a value of about $1.50 in decent circulated condition. If you are lucky enough to find one of these coins in circulation you should take immediate steps to preserve the coin.

How many 1939 S Jefferson Nickels were minted?

1939 S – Amount Minted 6,630,000.

How much Is a 1939 S Jefferson Nickel Worth?

The 1939 S Jefferson Nickel is worth between $2 and $48 on average.

This value is strictly based on the coins grade and desirability (amount minted) and doesn’t take current metal spot prices into account as these coins are made of 75% copper (except for the 1942 – 1945 War Nickels) and 25% nickel. Copper is by all accounts a precious metal now and does have some bearing on the nickels melt value. A law passed in 2006 makes it illegal to melt U.S. minted Nickels so it is not advised.

Additional 1939 S Jefferson Nickel Facts

Designer: Felix Schlag

Weght: 5 grams

Diameter: 21.2 millimiters

Mint Mark: S

Face Value: $0.05