1945 Jefferson Nickel

1945 Jefferson Nickel
1945 Jefferson Nickel Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$1.34
Country
United States
Type
Silver Coin
Metal Content
0.05625 t oz
Face Value
$0.05 USD
Mintage
215,505,100
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1945

1945 was the last year that Jefferson nickels were struck in the 56% copper, 35% silver, 9% manganese composition that was first used in 1942. With the war ending in 1945 and the urgent need for nickel no longer present, the United States would wrap up use of the special five-cent coin composition at the end of the year. While most 1945 Jefferson nickels are unremarkable in terms of overall rarity (more than 200 million were made) there was a doubled-die variety made that year.

Here’s a look at mintage figures and values for 1945 Jefferson nickels: 

  • 1945-P, 119,408,100 minted; $2.75

  • 1945-P Doubled die reverse, mintage unknown; $25

  • 1945-D, 37,158,000; $2.75

  • 1945-S, 58,939,000; $2.75

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

1945 Jefferson nickels are generally common in all grades, up to the mid-level uncirculated arena, and are quite inexpensive even in the Mint State-65 grade range, with examples costing around $20 each in that condition. The 1945 doubled-die reverse five-cent coin is not essential when completing a basic date-and-mintmark set of Jefferson nickels, but is a more popular variety among Jefferson aficionados. As is the case when you’re buying any wartime nickels, do your best to avoid selecting pieces that exhibit streaking, which is a somewhat common issue with wartime nickels due to their alloy.

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1945 Jefferson Nickel Past Sales & Prices

1945 S Silver War Nickel. PCGS MS66. San Francisco Mint.
Sale Price: $19.99
Date Sold: March 31, 2016
1945 S Silver War Nickel. PCGS MS66. San Francisco Mint.
1945 D JEFFERSON NICKEL - NGC MS 67 - NICE LIGHT OVERALL TONING FREE SHIPPING
Sale Price: $59.99
Date Sold: March 30, 2016
1945 D JEFFERSON NICKEL - NGC MS 67 - NICE LIGHT OVERALL TONING FREE SHIPPING
1945-S Jefferson War Time Nickel NGC MS-66 Free Ship USA 019
Sale Price: $27.00
Date Sold: March 30, 2016
1945-S Jefferson War Time Nickel NGC MS-66 Free Ship USA 019
1945 D ~ Jefferson Nickel ~ 5C ~ MS 66 ~ NGC Graded ~ Five Cent
Sale Price: $16.50
Date Sold: March 30, 2016
1945 D ~ Jefferson Nickel ~ 5C ~ MS 66 ~ NGC Graded ~ Five Cent
1945-P JEFFERSON "SILVER" WAR NICKEL 5¢ NGC GRADED MS-65 5FS 3400131-005
Sale Price: $84.00
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1945-P JEFFERSON "SILVER" WAR NICKEL 5¢ NGC GRADED MS-65 5FS 3400131-005
1945 D 5c Jefferson Silver War Nickel NGC MS65 5FS Rare Denver Strong Strike BU
Sale Price: $29.99
Date Sold: November 13, 2015
1945 D 5c Jefferson Silver War Nickel NGC MS65 5FS Rare Denver Strong Strike BU
1945-D Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS 66 FS
Sale Price: $45.00
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1945-D Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS 66 FS
1945-P JEFFERSON "SILVER WAR NICKEL" PCGS MS66 GRADED,CERTIFIED. FREE SHIPPING!
Sale Price: $29.00
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1945-P JEFFERSON "SILVER WAR NICKEL" PCGS MS66 GRADED,CERTIFIED. FREE SHIPPING!
1945-D JEFFERSON "SILVER WAR NICKEL" PCGS MS66 GRADED,CERTIFIED. FREE SHIPPING!
Sale Price: $27.00
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1945-D JEFFERSON "SILVER WAR NICKEL" PCGS MS66 GRADED,CERTIFIED. FREE SHIPPING!
1945-S JEFFERSON "SILVER WAR NICKEL" PCGS MS66 GRADED,CERTIFIED. FREE SHIPPING!
Sale Price: $27.00
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1945-S JEFFERSON "SILVER WAR NICKEL" PCGS MS66 GRADED,CERTIFIED. FREE SHIPPING!
1945-D Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS 66
Sale Price: $25.00
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1945-D Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS 66
1945-D Jefferson Nickel - NGC MS65
Sale Price: $14.99
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1945-D Jefferson Nickel - NGC MS65

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