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JEFFERSON FIVE CENTS (1938-DATE)

    

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NICKEL PLANCHETS (1938-1942)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1938

19,496,000

19,365

 

1938-D

5,376,000

0

 

1938-S

4,105,000

0

 

1939

120,615,000

12,535

Look for the rare variety with the words "MONTICELLO" and "FIVE CENTS" doubled on the reverse.

1939-D

3,514,000

0

 

1939-S

6,630,000

0

 

1940

176,485,000

14,158

 

1940-D

43,540,000

0

 

1940-S

39,690,000

0

 

1941

203,265,000

18,720

 

1941-D

53,432,000

0

 

1941-S

43,445,000

0

 

1942

49,789,000

29,600

 

1942-D

13,938,000

0

 

WARTIME COMPOSITION PLANCHETS (1942-1945)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1942-P

57,873,000

27,600

 

1942-S

32,900,000

0

 

1943-P

271,165,000

0

Look for the rare 1943/2 overdate and the "Doubled Eye" varieties.

1943-D

15,294,000

0

 

1943-S

104,060,000

0

 

1944-P

119,150,000

0

1944 nickels without the mint mark on the reverse are counterfeits.

1944-D

32,309,000

0

 

1944-S

21,640,000

0

 

1945-P

119,408,100

0

Look for the Doubled Die Reverse.

1945-D

37,158,000

0

 

1945-S

58,939,000

0

 

NICKEL PLANCHETS (RESUMED 1946-DATE)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1946

161,116,000

0

 

1946-D

45,292,200

0

 

1946-S

13,560,000

0

 

1947

95,000,000

0

 

1947-D

37,822,000

0

 

1947-S

24,720,000

0

 

1948

89,348,000

0

 

1948-D

44,734,000

0

 

1948-S

11,300,000

0

 

1949

60,652,000

0

 

1949-D

36,498,000

0

Look for the D/S variety.

1949-S

9,716,000

0

 

1950

9,796,000

51,386

 

1950-D

2,630,030

0

 

1951

28,552,000

57,500

 

1951-D

20,460,000

0

 

1951-S

7,776,000

0

 

1952

63,988,000

81,980

 

1952-D

30,638,000

0

 

1952-S

20,572,000

0

 

1953

46,644,000

128,800

 

1953-D

59,878,600

0

 

1953-S

19,210,900

0

 

1954

47,684,050

233,300

 

1954-D

117,183,060

0

 

1954-S

29,384,000

0

Look for the S/D mintmark variety.

1955

7,888,000

378,200

 

1955-D

74,464,100

0

Look for the D/S mintmark variety.

1956

35,216,000

669,384

 

1956-D

67,222,940

0

 

1957

38,408,000

1,247,952

 

1957-D

136,828,900

0

 

1958

17,088,000

875,652

 

1958-D

168,249,120

0

 

1959

27,248,000

1,149,291

 

1959-D

160,738,240

0

 

1960

55,416,000

1,691,602

 

1960-D

192,582,180

0

 

1961

73,640,100

3,028,144

 

1961-D

229,342,760

0

 

1962

97,384,000

3,218,019

 

1962-D

280,195,720

0

 

1963

178,851,645

3,075,645

 

1963-D

276,829,460

0

 

1964

1,028,622,762

3,950,762

 

1964-D

1,787,297,160

0

 

1965

136,131,380

2,360,000*

*The Proof mintage is for Special Mint Sets, which contained specially prepared coins that were not quite up to Proof standards.

1966

156,208,283

2,261,583*

In 1966, almost thirty years after the Jefferson Nickel first appeared, the designer's initials (F.S. for Felix Schlag) were added to the obverse below Jefferson's bust.  *The Proof mintage is for Special Mint Sets, which contained specially prepared coins that were not quite up to Proof standards.

1967

107,325,800

1,863,344*

*The Proof mintage is for Special Mint Sets, which contained specially prepared coins that were not quite up to Proof standards.

1968-D

91,227,880

0

 

1968-S

100,396,004

3,041,506

Beginning in 1968, the mintmark was moved from the reverse of the coin to the obverse just below the date.

1969-D

202,807,500

0

 

1969-S

120,075,000

2,934,631

 

1970-D

515,485,380

0

 

1970-S

238,832,004

2,632,810

 

1971

106,884,000

0

 

1971-D

316,144,800

0

 

1971-S

0

3,220,733

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.  Some Proof Nickels of this year were made without a mintmark.  They are very rare errors.

1972

202,036,000

0

 

1972-D

351,694,600

0

 

1972-S

0

3,260,996

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1973

384,396,000

0

 

1973-D

361,405,000

0

 

1973-S

0

2,760,339

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1974

601,752,000

0

 

1974-D

277,373,000

0

 

1974-S

0

2,612,568

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1975

181,772,000

0

 

1975-D

401,875,300

0

 

1975-S

0

2,845,450

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1976

367,124,000

0

 

1976-D

563,964,147

0

 

1976-S

0

4,149,730

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1977

585,376,000

0

 

1977-D

297,313,422

0

 

1977-S

0

3,251,152

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1978

391,308,000

0

 

1978-D

313,092,780

0

 

1978-S

0

3,127,781

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1979

463,188,000

0

 

1979-D

325,867,672

0

 

1979-S

0

3,677,175

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.  Found with "Blob" and Clear mintmarks, with the Clear version being the rarer of the two.

1980-P

593,004,000

0

 

1980-D

502,323,448

0

 

1980-S

0

3,554,806

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1981-P

657,504,000

0

 

1981-D

364,801,843

0

 

1981-S

0

4,063,083

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.  Found with "Blob" and Clear mintmarks.

1982-P

292,355,000

0

 

1982-D

373,726,544

0

 

1982-S

3,857,479

0

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1983-P

561,615,000

0

 

1983-D

536,726,276

0

 

1983-S

0

3,279,126

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1984-P

746,769,000

0

 

1984-D

517,675,146

0

 

1984-S

0

3,065,110

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1985-P

647,114,962

0

 

1985-D

459,747,446

0

 

1985-S

0

3,362,821

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1986-P

536,883,483

0

 

1986-D

361,819,140

0

 

1986-S

0

3,010,497

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1987-P

371,499,481

0

 

1987-D

410,590,604

0

 

1987-S

0

4,227,728

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1988-P

771,360,000

0

 

1988-D

663,771,652

0

 

1988-S

0

3,262,948

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1989-P

898,812,000

0

 

1989-D

570,842,474

 

 

1989-S

0

3,220,194

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1990-P

661,636,000

0

 

1990-D

663,938,503

0

 

1990-S

0

3,299,559

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1991-P

614,104,000

0

 

1991-D

436,496,678

0

 

1991-S

0

2,867,787

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1992-P

399,552,000

0

 

1992-D

450,565,113

0

 

1992-S

0

4,176,560

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1993-P

412,076,000

0

 

1993-D

406,084,135

0

 

1993-S

0

3,394,792

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1994-P

722,160,000

0

 

1994-P Matte

167,703

0

Special uncirculated Nickels were included in the 1994  Sets.  They are extremely well struck, like Proof coins, but have a satiny, matte appearance.

1994-D

715,762,110

0

 

1994-S

0

3,269,923

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1995-P

774,156,000

0

 

1995-D

888,112,000

0

 

1995-S

0

2,797,481

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1996-P

829,332,000

0

 

1996-D

817,736,000

0

 

1996-S

0

2,525,625

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1997-P

470,972,000

0

 

1997-P Matte

25,000

0

Special uncirculated Nickels were included in the 1997 Botanic Gardens Sets.  They are extremely well struck, like Proof coins, but have a satiny, matte appearance.

1997-D

466,640,000

0

 

1997-S

0

2,796,678

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1998-P

688,292,000

0

 

1998-D

635,380,000

0

 

1998-S

0

2,086,507

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

1999-P

1,212,000,000

0

 

1999-D

1,066,720,000

0

 

1999-S

0

2,543,401

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.

2000-P

31,200,000 (through January 2000)

0

 

2000-D

168,480,000 (through January 2000)

0

 

2000-S

0

3,082,483

Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.
2001-P 675,704,000 0  
2001-D 627,680,000 0  
2001-S 0 2,294,043 Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.
2002-P 529,280,000 0  
2002-D 691,200,000 0  
2002-S 0 2,277,720 Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.
2003-P ? 0   
2003-D ? 0   
2003-S 0 ? Struck only as Proofs and available originally only in Proof sets.
2004-P     Peace Medal Reverse
 
 

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