Who is on the Jefferson Nickel Coin?

The 3rd U.S. President Thomas Jefferson is proudly displayed on the United States Nickel (5 cent piece).

Jefferson Nickel Original Jefferson Nickel

Most valuable coins in this series

$250 1938 Jefferson Nickel
$250 1964 D Jefferson Nickel
$180 1964 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...
Struck on Penny Planchet Jefferson Nickel struck on a Copper Penny planchet error. A strange looking coin if I...
Double Die

Double Die Nickel errors occur when the die strikes the nickel planchet more than ...

Key Dates to remember and note.

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....

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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 Jefferson Nickel has a weight of 5 g.


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