Value of 1938-D Jefferson Nickel

Approximate Current Value: $2

Diameter: 21.20 mm
Mintage/Proof: 5,376,000 / 0
Weight: 5.00 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1938 Jefferson Nickel (1938-2003)

History, Information, and Value of 1938-D Jefferson Nickel

Value of 1938-D Jefferson Nickel

Look for the 1938-D Jefferson Nickels to have sharp detials in Mint State. Usually these will have five full steps, although the dies were rather weak so that may effect the ability to find the full step variation. Most of these coins have a strong eye appeal. Circulation mintage was just over 5 Million. These coins may have a value close to the face value of the coin. This coin is 75% Copper, so it doesn’t carry any precious metal value.

The obverse text on the Jefferson Nickel reads “In God We Trust, Liberty, D (Denver Mint)” and the reverse text reads “E Pluribus Unum, Monticello, Five Cents, 5, United States of America.” The obverse of the coin has a bust of President Thomas Jefferson facing the left and the reverse depicts the full Monticello house built by Jefferson. Most Jefferson Nickel Five Cent pieces are worth face value. However, some of the coins have silver content or are less common. These coins may be worth slightly more. Any local coin dealer will try to buy these coins for face value, but our experts will make you an offer based on current auction values. If your coin is a better date coin or a rare coin, then rest assured that we will offer you top dollar! Please feel free to contact one of our experts to have them take a look at your rare coin and determine its worth. We are rare coin dealers!