Value of 1938-S Jefferson Nickel

Approximate Current Value: $2

Diameter: 21.20 mm
Mintage/Proof: 4,105,000 / 0
Weight: 5.00 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1938 Jefferson Nickel (1938-2003)

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

Value of 1938-S Jefferson Nickel

The 1938-S Jefferson Nickel has the lowest production of all three mints. However, these coins are still rather easy to find. All of these coins are struck from retired dies. When collecting, try to distinguish between the coins with weak and strong strikes. Some will appear greasy in luster. The value of this coin is similar to face value. 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, S (San Francisco 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!