1943 Jefferson Nickel

1943 Jefferson Nickel
1943 Jefferson Nickel Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1.00
Country
United States
Type
Silver Coin
Metal Content
0.05625 t oz
Face Value
$0.05 USD
Mintage
390,519,000
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1943

1943 was the height of World War II, and the United States Mint was busy striking coins for a bustling, wartime economy. Nearly 400 million five-cent coins were made in 1943, with the vast majority coming from the Philadelphia mint. 1943 five-cent coins, which actually contain an alloy comprised of 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese, don’t contain any nickel at all, a material that was saved for the war effort. However, many coin collectors refer to five-cent coins made during 1943 as “wartime nickels,” which is a misnomer colloquialism that has stuck throughout the years.

There were a couple interesting varieties that came from 1943 Jefferson five-cent coins, which you’ll see in the breakdown below: 

  • 1943-P, 271,165,000 minted; $2.75

  • 1943-P 3 Over 2, mintage unknown; $55

  • 1943-P Doubled Eye, mintage unknown; $35

  • 1943-D, 15,294,000, $3

  • 1943-S, 104,060,000; $2.75

*Values are for coins in Very Fine-20 condition.

While many Jefferson nickel collectors will skip past the 3/2 and doubled eye varieties, some five-cent coin connoisseurs will jump at the chance to include these two scarce varieties in their collections. Neither is extraordinarily expensive for coin collectors on middle-income budgets and will help add a little spice to their Jefferson nickel sets.

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1943 Jefferson Nickel Past Sales & Prices

1943 S Jefferson Silver War Nickel MS66 PCGS
Sale Price: $27.00
Date Sold: March 31, 2016
1943 S Jefferson Silver War Nickel MS66 PCGS
1943 P JEFFERSON NICKEL PCGS CERTIFIED MS 66 (993)
Sale Price: $24.99
Date Sold: March 31, 2016
1943 P JEFFERSON NICKEL PCGS CERTIFIED MS 66 (993)
1943/2 Silver Jefferson Nickel. NGC F12
Sale Price: $59.00
Date Sold: March 30, 2016
1943/2 Silver Jefferson Nickel. NGC F12
1943 P JEFFERSON NICKEL PCGS CERTIFIED MS 67 (125)
Sale Price: $49.99
Date Sold: March 30, 2016
1943 P JEFFERSON NICKEL PCGS CERTIFIED MS 67 (125)
1943 D ~ Jefferson Nickel ~ 5C ~ MS 65-5FS ~ NGC Graded ~ Five Cent
Sale Price: $22.50
Date Sold: March 30, 2016
1943 D ~ Jefferson Nickel ~ 5C ~ MS 65-5FS ~ NGC Graded ~ Five Cent
1943 D ~ Jefferson Nickel ~ 5C ~ MS 66 ~ NGC Graded ~ Five Cent
Sale Price: $13.45
Date Sold: March 30, 2016
1943 D ~ Jefferson Nickel ~ 5C ~ MS 66 ~ NGC Graded ~ Five Cent
1943-P Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66FS
Sale Price: $90.00
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1943-P Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66FS
ICG 1943-D Jefferson 35% Silver Nickel; MS65 Error Lamination & Die Crack #0301
Sale Price: $72.50
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
ICG 1943-D Jefferson 35% Silver Nickel; MS65 Error Lamination & Die Crack #0301
1943 San Francisco PCGS MS 66 FS Business Uncirculated Rev Die Crack Silver War
Sale Price: $46.00
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1943 San Francisco PCGS MS 66 FS Business Uncirculated Rev Die Crack Silver War
ICG 1943-P Jefferson 35% Silver Nickel; MS65 5FS Error Lamination Edge BU #0201
Sale Price: $45.00
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
ICG 1943-P Jefferson 35% Silver Nickel; MS65 5FS Error Lamination Edge BU #0201
Jefferson Nickel 1943 D. NGC MS65
Sale Price: $19.95
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
Jefferson Nickel 1943 D. NGC MS65
1943-S JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66
Sale Price: $19.60
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1943-S JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66
1943-D JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66
Sale Price: $18.01
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1943-D JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS66
no JUNK DRAWER SILVER 1943 JEFFERSON NICKEL GEM STRIKE CERTIFIED MS-65 BY NGC
Sale Price: $12.99
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
no JUNK DRAWER SILVER 1943 JEFFERSON NICKEL GEM STRIKE CERTIFIED MS-65 BY NGC
1943-S JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS65
Sale Price: $12.73
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1943-S JEFFERSON NICKEL - PCGS SLABBED MS65
1943-D 5C Jefferson Nickel 35% Silver - World War 2 Coin - Graded by PCGS MS 64
Sale Price: $12.49
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1943-D 5C Jefferson Nickel 35% Silver - World War 2 Coin - Graded by PCGS MS 64
1943 Philadelphia PCGS MS 64 Business Uncirculated Free Shipping Silver War
Sale Price: $10.50
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1943 Philadelphia PCGS MS 64 Business Uncirculated Free Shipping Silver War
1943 DDO FS 106 Die 6 Jefferson Nickel graded by ANACS as F12
Sale Price: $9.09
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1943 DDO FS 106 Die 6 Jefferson Nickel graded by ANACS as F12
1943 Denver PCGS MS 64 Business Uncirculated Free Shipping Silver War
Sale Price: $8.27
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1943 Denver PCGS MS 64 Business Uncirculated Free Shipping Silver War
1943 D PCGS MS65FS Wartime Silver Nickel, Blazing Mint Luster MS65 Full Steps
Sale Price: $27.29
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1943 D PCGS MS65FS Wartime Silver Nickel, Blazing Mint Luster MS65 Full Steps
1943 S SILVER WAR NICKEL GRADED NGC MS64
Sale Price: $19.99
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1943 S SILVER WAR NICKEL GRADED NGC MS64
1943-S 5c Jefferson Silver War Nickel PCGS MS66 Premium Gem #15281567
Sale Price: $16.50
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1943-S 5c Jefferson Silver War Nickel PCGS MS66 Premium Gem #15281567

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