1940 Jefferson Nickel
The 1940 version of the Jefferson Nickel is worth on average $15.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $0.20. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.
- Year: 1940
- Mint: No Mint Mark
- Type: Jefferson Nickel
- Mintage: 176,485,000
- Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
- What's it worth?: $15.00 to $0.20
On the reverse look for full and clean steps on the Monticello, as with most other Nickels. The Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson. While not the most valuable, the 1940 P Jefferson Nickel is a great starting point for new Nickel collectors.
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Top coins in this series. List price based off high end conditions that have been certified.
|$250||1938 Jefferson Nickel|
|$250||1964 D Jefferson Nickel|
|$180||1964 Jefferson Nickel|
|$20||1939 Jefferson Nickel|
|$20||1941 D Jefferson Nickel|
|$20||1941 S Jefferson Nickel|
|$15||1940 Jefferson Nickel|
|$15||1941 Jefferson Nickel|
Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.
|1943 Steel Cent Planchet||1943 Jefferson Nickel struck on a steel cent planchet. A Jefferson Nickel accidentall...|
|1939 Doubled Monticello||
1939 P Doubled or Double Die or DDR Pre-War Nickels are significant to Nickel coll...
|Struck on Penny Planchet||Jefferson Nickel struck on a Copper Penny planchet error. A strange looking coin if I...|
Double Die Nickel errors occur when the die strikes the nickel planchet more than ...
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...|
|Full Steps||Full Steps Nickels are of key importance. Look for (FS) Full Steps on Monticello....|
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.
The 3rd U.S. President Thomas Jefferson is proudly displayed on the United States Nickel (5 cent piece).
The Jefferson Nickel has a weight of 5 g.