Double Die Jefferson Nickel Error


Double Die Nickel errors occur when the die strikes the nickel planchet more than one time, and in such a way as to leave a trace. What we mean is the 2nd or 3rd strike does not make contact with the planchet in the exact same location as the first strike. This accident leaves behind edges of lettering and numbers that are just slightly to the left or right of the previous strike. The image attached has been enhanced and you can see the edges of the letters don't look correct. There are small traces of the previous strike still hidden beside the newer strikes. Double Die errors can occur on any coin, and are more common than you might think.

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Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

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Double Die

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Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.

1964 1964 is a key date as the coins mint mark would move from the reverse to the obverse ...
1964 D 1964 D is a key date as the coins mint mark would move from the reverse to the obvers...
1938 1938 was the first year the Thomas Jefferson Nickels were produced. These coins are k...
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Most valuable coins in this series. Listed price based off high end state (MS+).

$250 1938 Jefferson Nickel
$250 1964 D Jefferson Nickel
$180 1964 Jefferson Nickel

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Common Questions

From the years 1938 to 1964 the mint mark was on the reverse on the far right next to Monticello. This is the rule with an exception made for wartime nickels minted from 1942-1945. Wartime Nickels mint mark is on the reverse top center, only wartime nickels have an actual P mark. After 1964 the mint mark was moved to the obverse (front) of the Nickel.

Mint Mark Example Image

The Double Die has a weight of 5 g.